#7 Dansby Swanson
· 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2014 2nd Team All-American (PG)
· 2014 3rd Team All-American (ABCA, BA, CB)
· 2012-2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
COACH CORBIN QUOTE: “Dansby is a rare talent… he affects the game in so many different ways, whether it’s physically on the field or in the clubhouse. Plain and simple, he’s a winning baseball player. There isn’t much he can’t do well. He has a ‘care’ level for his personal game and the team, which naturally balances itself out. He’s a lot of fun to coach and watch and a tremendous student as well.”
2015 – Named as one of four finalists for the Golden Spikes Award alongside teammate Carson Fulmer, duo becomes fourth set of teammates to be named finalists in same year and second in VU history joining David Price and Pedro Alvarez in 2007… Tagged the MVP of the Nashville NCAA Regional… Scored two runs and drove in his third run in two games to help clinch NCAA Regional with win over Radford 6/1… Hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in ninth inning to beat Indiana 5/30 going 2-for-4 with two runs scored… Walked twice and laid down his third sac bunt of the season in NCAA Tournament win over Lipscomb 5/29 going 0-for-2 to snap 10-game hitting streak… Named to the SEC All-Tournament team for hitting .381 with a tournament-best four home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored… Singled to push hitting streak to 10 games in SEC Tournament Championship game loss to Florida 5/24… Hit his fourth home run of the SEC Tournament with a two-run blast going 2-for-5 with three runs scored in win over Texas A&M 5/23… Drove in two runs with a double, his fifth extra-base hit in three SEC Tournament games, in win over Alabama 5/22… Belted his third homer of the SEC Tournament with a solo blast going 2-for-4 with a double in loss to Texas A&M 5/21… Smashed two homers for the second time in six games, driving in three runs in SEC Tournament win over Missouri 5/20… Named second team All-SEC shortstop by the league’s coaches, second straight All-SEC honor after being tabbed first team All-SEC second baseman last year… Singled and stole a base in loss to Alabama 5/16… Doubled in a run and went 2-for-5 with a run scored in win at Alabama 5/15, fourth straight game with an extra-base hit… Two-out, two-run double in sixth inning proved to be game-winner at Alabama 5/14… Knocked in a run with a triple off the right field wall in win at Louisville 5/12… Smashed two home runs in a game for the first time in his career vs. Florida 5/9 going 2-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored… Went 0-for-4 in loss to Florida 5/8… Singled in win over Florida 5/7… Scored twice and knocked in a run in win at Kentucky 5/3 going 2-for-3… Drove in two runs and went 1-for-3 in loss at Kentucky 5/2… Picked up two hits, including a double, in win at Kentucky 5/1… Delivered the game-winner with a two-run single off the left field wall to beat Missouri 4/26, RBI in three straight games… Drove in a run for the second straight day vs. Missouri 4/25 going 2-for-5 with his team-best 15th double… Knocked in a run with a single in the third inning and came around to score in win over Missouri 4/24… Went 0-for-3 with a walk in win over MTSU 4/21… Struck out twice and doubled in loss at South Carolina 4/18… Singled twice for his 10th two-hit game of the season in loss at South Carolina 4/17… Drove in two runs in win at South Carolina 4/16 with two sacrifice flies, has driven in six runs in last five games… Added two more extra-base hits to his total with a double and RBI-triple vs. Belmont 4/14, six extra-base hits (2-2B, 2-3B, 2 HR) over last four games… Hit his second home run three days with a solo shot in the first inning vs. Ole Miss… Doubled and knocked in a run in loss to Ole Miss 4/10… Smashed his sixth homer of the season in the first inning of win over Ole Miss 4/9, later adding his fourth triple of the year… Singled and stole a base in loss to Lipscomb 4/7… Walked twice and went 0-for-3 in win at Georgia 4/5… Scored two runs and dropped down a bunt single in win over Georgia 4/4… Reached base five times going 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI in win at Georgia 4/3 doubling twice and improving to 11-for-15 over last four games… Stayed hot with two extra-base hits vs. Wofford 4/1 hitting his fifth homer and adding a double with two runs scored to improve to 8-for-12 over last three games… Collected three hits for the second straight game in win over Wofford 3/31 going 3-for-4 with a RBI-triple… Scored a career-high four runs in win vs. Tennessee 3/29 going 3-for-4 with a run and RBI… Walked and scored a run despite going 0-for-3 vs. Tennessee 3/28… Went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts to match his career-high in win over Tennessee 3/27… Ripped his fourth home run of the season in win at MTSU 3/24 matching his career-best with three runs… Knocked in two runs and scored two more in nightcap win at Auburn 3/21… Scored twice and double for first time in three weeks in first win of doubleheader sweep at Auburn 3/21… Smashed his third homer of the season with a solo shot in loss at Arkansas 3/20… Singled and scored twice in win over Tennessee Tech 3/17 with two stolen bases to match career-high… Delivered the Dores’ fifth walk-off win of the season with a bases loaded single up the middle to finish off sweep of Arkansas 3/15… Snapped his 12-game hitting streak with 0-for-3 in win over Arkansas 3/14 in second game of DH despite reaching base three times… Singled twice and scored two runs in comeback victory over Arkansas 3/14 in first game of DH to extend hitting streak to 12 games… Belted his second homer of the season with a two-run shot as part of a 3-for-3, three-run game in win over Quinnipiac 3/11… Pushed hitting streak to 10 games with a single and two runs scored in win over Quinnipiac 3/10… Singled against TCU 3/8 at Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic to push hitting streak to nine games and record hits in 14 of first 15 games… Stole two bases to match a career-best at USC 3/7 going 2-for-5… Singled twice, including RBI-single in first inning, in win at UCLA 3/6… Belted his first home run of the season with a three-run shot in win over Evansville 3/3… Scored twice and drove in a run for the fifth straight game going 3-for-6 in win over Illinois State 3/1… Knocked in a run for the fourth straight game going 1-for-3 in win over Illinois State 2/28… Drove in a run for the third straight game with a pair of RBI with two hits in sixth inning of win over Illinois State 2/27… Scored twice and drove in two more runs in win over Western Kentucky 2/25… Matched a career-high with four RBI in win over UT-Martin 2/24… Hit third in the lineup vs. Indiana State 2/22 in Port Charlotte, Fla. going 0-for-4… Doubled to leadoff the game in loss to Indiana State 2/21… Singled twice and scored a run in win over Indiana State 2/20 in Port Charlotte, Fla…. Set up the winning run with a single in the 10th inning of win vs. Santa Clara 2/14 in second game of doubleheader… Matched a career-best with four hits in loss to Santa Clara 2-14 going 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and a walk… Tripled and scored a run in opening day win over Santa Clara 2/13.
2014 – Named the Most Outstanding Player of the College World Series and the All-Tournament team after hitting .323 with five runs scored and three doubles with four stolen bases… Singled twice and stole a base in national championship win over Virginia 6/25… Went 0-for-4 in loss to Virginia 6/24 in CWS Finals… Walked twice and scored a run in win over Virginia 6/23 in CWS Finals… Singled twice in win over Texas 6/21 to advance to CWS Finals… Went 0-for-4 vs. Texas 6/20 to snap 10-game hit streak… Tabbed second team All-American by Perfect Game and third team All-American by ABCA… Equaled the school record for doubles in a single season with 27 with his two doubles in win over UC Irvine 6/16 at College World Series going 3-for-5 with two runs scored… Picked up two hits and drove in two runs in College World Series win over Louisville 6/14… Matched a career-best with three runs going 2-for-4 with two walks in win over Stanford 6/8 in Super Regional… Singled and scored two runs in loss to Stanford 6/7 in Super Regional, has scored eight runs in last five games… Scored two runs and went 1-for-3 in Super Regional win over Stanford 6/6… Posted two hits and doubled for the third straight game in win over Oregon 6/1 in NCAA Regional championship game… Doubled and went 1-for-5 with two runs in win over Oregon 5/31… Scored two runs and doubled in win over Xavier 5/30 in NCAA Regional opener… Tabbed a second team All-American by Perfect Game and a third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, ABCA and Baseball America… Named first team All-SEC as a second baseman by the league’s coaches… Walked and singled in loss to Ole Miss 5/22 at SEC Tournament… Doubled and singled vs. LSU 5/21… Went 0-for-4 in win over Tennessee 5/20 at SEC Tournament… Knocked in a run and singled twice against South Carolina 5/17… Singled and scored in win vs. South Carolina 5/16… Went 0-for-4 in loss to South Carolina 5/15… Doubled twice and drove in two runs in win over SEMO 5/13, six RBI and four runs scored in last two games… Drove in a career-best four runs and scored three more in win at Florida 5/10 belting a three-run homer in Dores’ eight-run first inning… Walked for the fourth straight game but went 0-for-4 at Florida 5/9… Went 0-for-3 with a stolen base in loss at Florida 5/8… Singled twice and scored a run vs. Louisville 5/6… Doubled on the first pitch of the game in win at Missouri 5/4 scoring two runs… Went 0-for-4 with a run scored in win at Missouri 5/3… Tripled and drove in two runs going 2-for-5 in win at Missouri 5/2… Scored two runs and went 2-for-3 in win against Georgia 4/27… Knocked in a career-best three runs in win over Georgia 4/26… Singled and doubled vs. Georgia 4/25… Went 0-for-4 in win against Memphis 4/22… Singled twice in loss at Arkansas 4/20… Went 0-for-4 at Arkansas 4/19… Singled and scored in loss at Arkansas 4/18… Bunted for a single and came around to score in win over MTSU 4/15… Singled twice and drove in a run for the second straight game in loss to Texas A&M 4/13… Singled three times and drove in a run in win over Texas A&M 4/12… Went 0-for-3 vs. Texas A&M 4/11 to snap 34 game streak of reaching base safely… Doubled and scored a run in win over Indiana State 4/8… Started his first career game at third base and went 0-for-3 at Tennessee 4/6 to snap 13-game hitting streak, worked a walk to push streak to 33 straight games reaching base… Infield single extend his hitting streak to 13 games going 1-for-3 at Tennessee 4/5… Pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with a RBI-single in win at Tennessee 4/4… Singled twice to extend his hitting streak to 11 games in win over UT-Martin 4/1… Pushed his hitting streak to 10 games going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in win over Kentucky 3/30, five doubles in last four games… Matched a career-best with four hits going 4-for-5 with his second home run of the season and a career-high three runs scored in win over Kentucky 3/29… Picked up his third double in last two games with a shot off the monster in left field also drove in a run with a sac fly vs. Kentucky 3/28… Doubled twice on his way to going 3-for-4, his third three-hit game of the season, in win over Belmont 3/25… Singled and drove in a run in win at Mississippi State 3/23, single pushed on base streak to all 25 games of the season… Doubled and scored a run in loss at Mississippi State 3/22… Went 1-for-5 with a single in loss at Mississippi State 3/21… Singled twice and scored two runs in win at Belmont 3/18… Doubled twice and went 3-for-4 with two RBI in win over LSU 3/15 G2… Singled and scored the first run of the game in win against LSU 3/15 G1… Walked twice and went 0-for-3 vs. LSU 3/14… Came up with the big hit, a two-run double to spark eight-run, two-out rally in win over Eastern Illinois 3/11… Singled and scored in his last at-bat vs. Winthrop 3/9… Tripled and scored in win over Winthrop 3/8… Set a career-best with four hits, including three doubles, in win over Winthrop 3/7 scoring two runs and driving in a run… Scored two runs and reached base four times with two singles and two walks in win at MTSU 3/5… Reached base for the 13th straight game with a walk despite going 0-for-3 vs. Tennessee Tech 3/4… Went 1-for-4 in win over Stanford 3/2… Snapped his 10-game hitting streak with 0-for-3 game vs. Stanford 3/1 walked twice to bring his total to seven in four games… Belted his first career home run with a solo shot vs. Stanford 2/28 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games… Singled and scored vs. Evansville 2/26 to extend his hitting streak to nine games… Singled and scored vs. WKU 2/25 to extend his hitting streak to eight games… Pushed his hitting streak to seven games with a single going 1-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in win over UIC 2/23… Doubled in win over UIC 2/22… Posted his best game as a Commodore to date with three hits, one RBI and two stolen bases against UIC 2/21… Scored a run for the fourth straight game going 1-for-3 with an infield single against Lipscomb 2/19… Singled, scored and knocked in a run in win at Long Beach State 2/16… Drove in his first run of the season with a double in win at Long Beach State 2/15… Started at 2B going 1-for-5 with a bunt single at Long Beach State 2/14.
2013 – Shoulder injury ended his season…Struck out twice in win at Georgia 4/20 G2… Popped up in his lone at-bat vs. Missouri 4/14… Played in his first game since injuring his foot 2/23 drawing a walk against Missouri 4/13… Missed six weeks with a bro- ken bone in his foot… Walked and scored against Monmouth 2/23… Picked up his first career double turning a single into a two-base hit and score the first run of the game in win over Monmouth 2/22… Started at shortstop against Central Arkansas 2/20 going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base… Went 0-for-2 at Belmont 2/19… Earned his first career start at shortstop going 1-for-4 in loss to Long Beach State 2/17… Lined out to left in his first collegiate at-bat in win over LBSU 2/15.
HIGH SCHOOL – A standout two-sport star in baseball and basketball earning multiple honors in both sports… Lettered three years in baseball and hoops, while serving as team captain on the basketball team his final two seasons… Is third all-time at Marietta HS with 171 made three-point field goals… Played summer ball for the East Cobb Yankees, winning the 2012 Perfect Game national championship… Was a 38th round pick by Colorado in the 2012 draft.
ACADEMICS – Interdisciplinary: Organizational Behavior and Management… Was a SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll selection as a freshman. In 2014, he was a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll..
PERSONAL – James Dansby Swanson… Born 2/11/94… Son of Nancy and Cooter Swanson… Has two siblings, Chase and Lindsey… Nickname is Dans… Favorites include Nomar Garciaparra (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), Remember the Titans (movie), Criminal Minds (TV show), steak, creamed corn, fried okra and biscuits (meal), Sam Hunt (musician), peanut butter and cookies with a glass of milk (late night snack)… Actor Tom Hanks would play him in a movie about his life… Uses the word blessed to describe himself… Roommates with Carson Fulmer and Ben Bowden… Chose Vanderbilt because of the family atmosphere of the baseball team.