Countdown to First Pitch: 16 Days (Jeff Rowland Q&A)

Feb. 3, 2010

The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2010 season Friday, Feb. 19 when it opens a three-game series with Missouri State. With preseason practice underway, fans can check out to find blogs, video interviews and Q&A’s by members of the 2010 squad about their lives as college students, what’s going on in practice, and their excitement about the upcoming season in the countdown to first pitch series.

Today’s Q&A is with junior outfielder Jeff Rowland.

Jeff Rowland

Born (when and where): April 1, 1988, in Augusta, Ga.
Status: Preparing for the upcoming season
High School Alma Mater: Greenbrier
What’s on TV: ESPN, George Lopez and John Wayne re-runs
What’s in my iPod: Everything
What I drive: White 1995 Blazer
What I’m reading: Spanish
Worst habit: Spitting

On my bedroom walls: Ken Griffy Jr. poster, family photos and peer heads
Would love to trade places with for a day: Michael Jordan in his prime or Mickey Mantle
First job: Landscaping
Talent I’d like to have: play guitar
Favorite meal: a good steak, with m aunts mac & cheese, green beans and ice cream cake
Favorite athletes to watch in other sports: Lebron James and Adrian Peterson
The celebrity some people say I look like is: Channing Tatum

One coaching peer I truly respect: Danny Hall, Roy Williams and Rodney Holder (my high school coach)
My teammate who will make the best pro: Kevin Jacob
Favorite city to visit: Miami
Favorite team as a kid: Atlanta Braves
Favorite values in others: Just being real
Favorite attribute about myself: I’m laid back
And least: I eat, walk and talk slow

My bat of choice: Rawlings Plasma (metal) and Louisville Slugger I-13 (wood)
My glove of choice: Rawlings
My dream date would be with: Eva Longoria, Eva Mendes, Penelope Cruz, Carrie Underwood and Beyonce Knowles
My heroes: My papa
My bucket list: Sky Dive
My motto: Philippians 4:13


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