Colwell is a junior outfielder at San Diego State University. A native of
Lakewood, Calif., Colwell was Second Team All-Mountain West Conference a season
ago. He appeared in 52 games with 49 starts. Colwell batted .313 with 63 hits
and 45 runs. He walked 17 times and was hit by 13 pitches for an on-base
percentage of .403. Colwell batted .386 in conference games. He had a 15-game
hit streak and became the first Aztec to hit for the cycle when he accomplished
the feat on April 12 against Utah. Colwell is majoring in business with an
emphasis in real estate.
March 5, 2009
Aztec Game Day
The start of the season is going well, although
not really the way we wanted it to go. The mood off the field is
great. People aren't dwelling on the negatives that have arisen
so far this season too much. We have been very blessed with a
lot of home games in the first half of the season, so even
though midterms are happening, we are able to go to class and
learn the material, even though homework gets tough when there
are games almost every day.
typical game day, on a weekday for example, is this: We wake up and go to 7:15
study hall until 8:45 and then go to class. Then we are free to do whatever from
the end of class until pre-game meal, which most of the team uses to go in the
locker room and talk about whatever pops up. It could be baseball, could be
school, could be families, could be girlfriends. Whatever it is, it always turns
into a fun conversation because of all the personalities on the team.
Pre-game meal is at a buffet-style place on campus, which is
delicious. They have pretty much whatever you want to eat and however much you
want to eat, which I'll admit the first time wasn't too good for the team,
because almost everyone overate and batting practice running wasn't very easy.
Then we go to the field and get ready, go out and stretch, and
take BP. Then most guys go back in the locker room to hang out before pre-game
infield/outfield, where the conversations aren't usually the same as before.
People usually have their iPods on getting ready for the game. Then we go out,
take in and out, do some running, say a team prayer and then it's game time.
(photos courtesy of SDSU Media Relations Office)