An all-Mountain West Conference selection each of the past two seasons...San Diego State's returning starter at catcher who has proven himself both offensively and defensively in his three seasons as an Aztec...Talented athlete who made a name for himself at two high schools in the greater Los Angeles area...A member of the 2000 USA National Youth Baseball Team that won the title at the Pan American Youth Championships in Monterey, Mexico, that year...Member of the Southern California Stars team that competed at the Holiday Classic Tournament in Brea in 2001.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2005
Was SDSU's starting catcher in 52 of the team's 61 games in 2005...Fielded .992 behind the plate with just three errors in 397 chances...Did not have a fielding miscue in the team's final 43 games...Finished conference play with a 1.000 fielding percentage on 216 chances...Over the last six weeks of the season, raised his batting average from .286 to final mark of .333...Season-best 12-game hitting streak from April 15 to April 30, tied for second-longest on the team...In SDSU's last nine contests of 2005, went 17-for-36 (.472) with 11 runs scored, eight RBI, three doubles and two triples...Recorded 22 multiple-hit and 7 multiple-RBI games...Scored two or more runs on nine occasions...Third on the team with four sacrifice bunts...Also third with four triples...First home run in 2005 came at North Carolina State on Feb. 19, other vs. Air Force at home on April 24...Batted .343 in conference games with a .491 slugging percentage and .395 on-base average to earn all-MWC honors for a second straight year.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2004
Started 45 of SDSU's 64 games behind the plate...Opened the season by going 7-for-13 with five runs scored, a home run and two runs batted in over four games at Hawai'i-Hilo...Homered in the Aztecs' season opener...Hit safely in each of SDSU's first five contests...Also had a five-game hitting streak later in the season (Apr. 9-24) during which he went 8-for-15 with three runs scored, a double and two RBI...Had 11 multiple-hit and four multiple RBI games...Drew two walks in a game on seven occasions...Hit .340 with runners in scoring position...In 23 conference games, batted .308 with 14 runs batted in and was named to the all-league squad...Also collected 14 walks for an on-base percentage of .426...Fielding percentage of .989 in those contests...Scored 10 runs over the Aztecs' final 10 games.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2003
Started almost half of SDSU's games at catcher in his first season at SDSU...Batted .393 (11-for-28) with runners in scoring position...Homered against Santa Clara in his fourth start of the year...Recorded five multiple-RBI games and seven multiple-hit contests...Went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in vs. Air Force on Mar. 22...Committed only three errors behind the plate for a .985 fielding percentage on the season...Had a hit in his only plate appearance as a designated hitter...Personal-best six-game hitting streak in mid-March during which he hit .450 (9-for-20) with a double, four runs scored and six runs batted in...Named to the all-tournament team at the Mountain West Conference championship...In his two starts at that event, went 6-for-9 with a run scored, four runs batted in, two doubles and a triple.
As a senior, played at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif...Coached there by Ken Kendrena...Team was ranked first in the nation in 2002, winning the CIF Southern Section championship and league title...Named to the all-Del Rey League team as a senior...Played his first three years of varsity baseball at Damien High School in La Verne, Calif., under coach Larry McAllister...Was a two-time all-Sierra League selection there...A two-time all-CIF honoree (junior and senior years)...Was also chosen to the all-area and all-Valley teams his final two seasons...Voted the team's defensive most valuable player on two occasions...Also played quarterback for the Damien football team, winning team MVP honors.
Jordan Patrick Swaydan was born Feb. 1, 1984, in Glendora, Calif...Son of Randy and Susanna Swaydan...Criminal justice major at San Diego State.