2010-11 Baseball
Alex Swenson
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Alex Swenson
No.: 14
Pos.: C
Cl.: Sr.
Ht./Wt.: 5-7/173
B/T: R/R
Hometown/Last School: Alexandria, Va./Mount Vernon
Rosters: 2010-11 Baseball
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AS A REDSHIRT-SENIOR (2011): Started in 53-of-55 games as a senior…batted .270 (44-163) with 25 runs, 23 RBI and eight doubles…signed with the Newark Bears of the of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball following tryout with the Kansas City Royals…threw out 17 runners behind the plate, including two in the NCAA Tournament vs. Miami (6/5)…finished fifth in the A-Sun in walks (42)…also had a team-best eight sacrifice bunts…finished with nine multi-hit games and six multi-RBI efforts…tallied a career-best seven-game hitting streak (3/19-3/27)…recorded two RBI at Florida State (5/3)…also had two RBI vs. Stetson (4/22)…went 3-for-4 with a double vs. Campbell (4/16, G1)…batted .556 (5-9) with two doubles in three games at ETSU…earned A-Sun all-academic honors and was named to the President’s Honor Roll.

AS A REDSHIRT-JUNIOR (2010): JU’s version of the “Iron Man” after starting behind the plate in all 56 games...committed only two errors behind the dish all season...ranked fifth on the squad with a career-best 13 doubles...led the team with eight sacrifice bunts...went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored vs. Valparaiso (2/28)...also registered two doubles vs. James Madison (3/7)...batted 2-for-4 with a double and tied a career high with three RBI at No. 5 Florida State (5/4)...followed that effort with back-to-back multi-hit games against Kennesaw State (5/7-8)...hit lone home run of the season vs. Belmont (3/13)...earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors.

AS A REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE (2009): Appeared in 23 games, including nine starts (eight at catcher, one as the designated hitter)...led the bench with a career-best .320 batting average and 25 total bases...batted a career-high 3-for-3 with three runs and a double vs. Mercer (5/11)...went 2-for-3 with his first collegiate home run in his first start against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3/1)...hit his second home run and tallied two RBI vs. UCF (3/25)...went 2-for-5 with two RBI vs. Dallas Baptist (3/16)...batted .444 (4-9) as a pinch hitter...earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors.

AS A REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2008): Appeared in 13 games, including one start at catcher...tallied his first collegiate hit against ETSU (3/20)...drove in a season-high two RBI at Bethune-Cookman (4/15)...went 1-for-2 and scored a season-high two runs against Georgia Southern (4/30)...earned his first collegiate start at Dallas Baptist (5/10)...earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors and was named to the Dean’s List.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Sat out the season as a redshirt...earned A-Sun Academic All-Conference honors and was named to the President’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at Mount Vernon High School as a catcher for James Linza…as a junior, he earned All-Northern Virginia Regional and all-district honors after leading the Majors with a .567 on-base percentage while committing only one error in 187 total chances…also ranked second on the squad with a .429 batting average, 30 hits and 23 runs to lead the squad to a third-straight district title…as a sophomore, he was named to the all-district team after leading the squad with a .541 on-base percentage…also led the Majors to their second-consecutive district championship…as a freshman, he earned all-district honors after committing only one error behind the dish in 183 total chances, while throwing out 41 percent of base runners…also led the squad to a district title…in AAU action, he batted .388 with a .600 slugging percentage and committed only two errors in 197 total chances for his American Legion Post 24 team, and lead his select AAU team to a second-place finish in the national championship tournament in Tempe, Ariz…graduated in the top 15 percent of his class with a 3.38 GPA while also garnering academic honor roll honors each year.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 10, 1986, in Alexandria, Va…son of David and Lynn…has three brothers: Dave, Walt and Zak; and two sisters: Katie and Kendall...member of the JU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)...major is business management.