Behind the V: Dansby Swanson

Feb. 19, 2014

Dansby Swanson is a sophomore from Marietta, Ga., and an infielder on the Vanderbilt baseball team.

Swanson Last book you read? 
Toughness by Jay Bilas

Favorite song?
Fire and Rain by James Taylor

Actor that would play you in a movie? 
Adam Ravenelle

Plane tickets to anywhere. Where would you travel?
Venice, Italy

I love spending time with my friends and family, playing Xbox 360 and buying shoes.

What motivates/inspires you?
Being one of the best players in the game that I love to play.

Name someone that impacted your life.
My father. He has given me so much guidance and wisdom over the years, and I will be forever indebted to him.

Why did you decide to come to Vanderbilt? 
After I came on my visit to Vandy, I knew this was where God wanted me to be. The family atmosphere and culture of our baseball team is second to none, and the academics will set you up for life after baseball is over.

How many places have you lived?
Same place: Marietta, Georgia.

First CD/Tape you ever purchased?
Either a Backstreet Boys or NSYNC CD back in the day

If you had a time machine, what year would you travel to?
I would go back to the time of the Wild West.

Name one of your talents outside of sports.
When I get in a cleaning mode, I’m one of the best cleaners out there.

Can you cook? Best dish?
Yes, I can cook. I make a fiesta lime chicken that is incredible.

Favorite childhood toys?
Baseball bat, glove and a baseball

Do you have pets?
I have a pit bull mix named Sadie Mae, a cat named Smokey, and my grandfather (who lives next door) has two horses.

If you were invisible, where would you go?
Motivational speech by Coach K

If you could have dinner with three people?
Nomar Garciaparra, Erin Andrews and Mark Wahlberg

How do you want to be remembered?
As a southern gentleman who always put everyone’s needs before my own and also had an impact on the world no matter where I went.

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