Countdown to First Pitch: 14 days

Feb. 6, 2009

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech baseball team begins the 2009 season Friday, Feb. 20 when it opens a three-game series with Lipscomb. Every day, leading up to the first pitch, a different member of the 2009 squad will check in with Yellow Jacket fans. Today sophomore Jeff Rowland is letting Tech fans get to know him a little better.

Jeff Rowland
Sophomore Outfielder

Nickname: J-Row
Birthday: April 1, 1988
Hometown: Augusta, Ga.
High School: Greenbrier
What’s on TV: George Lopez, ESPN
I’m embarrassed to admit I watch: Old Westerns
What’s in my iPod: Country, R&B, Rap, Classic Rock…just about everything
What I drive: 1995 Chevy Blazer
Favorite flicks: Saving Private Ryan
What I’m reading: Schoolwork
Magazine Subscriptions: Sports Illustrated, Field & Stream
Bookmarks (websites):,, T-Square
Favorite class at Tech: Military Science
Worst habit: I have to be clean and on time
Pet peeve: People rushing me
Superstition: I have lots! I can’t step on the lines, I dress the same way every day and at the field, I warm up the same way every day…
On my wall: Deer heads, baseball posters and family pictures
Love to trade places for a day with: Hugh Hefner
Talent I’d most like to have: To play the guitar
First job: I was a bag boy at Food Lion and HATED IT! I had to clean the bathrooms and mop the whole store.
Favorite meal: A good steak, twice-baked potatoes, string beans and banana pudding
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: LeBron James
Best concert/sporting event I’ve attended: The 2008 Georgia-Georgia Tech football game in Athens and a Dave Matthews Band concert in Atlanta
Favorite city to visit: Anywhere in the Bahamas
Favorite team growing up: Atlanta Braves
Favorite value in others: Considerations
Favorite physical attribute about myself: My speed and my good looks (hahaha)
And least: My height
Dream date: Eva Longoria/Catherina Zeta Jones/Eva Mendes/Carrie Underwood/Salma Hayek
Greatest love: Baseball
My hero: Papa (my grandfather)
My bucket list: Sky dive, see the world, and shoot a monster buck.
My motto: Bring your rainy day running shoes even when the sun is shining.

Past Blogs/Q&A’s:
Countdown to First Pitch: 15 days – blog by Matt Simonds
Countdown to First Pitch: 16 days – blog by Jay Dantzler
Countdown to First Pitch: 17 days – blog by Chris House
Countdown to First Pitch: 18 days – Q&A by Jason Haniger
Countdown to First Pitch: 19 days – blog by Derek Dietrich


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