Getting to Know Wade Konvicka

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Wade Konvicka Joins the Tulane Program from Foster High School in Richmond, Texas
Wade Konvicka Joins the Tulane Program from Foster High School in Richmond, Texas

Nov. 8, 2010

I chose Tulane because... it's a big name academic university and a highly respected baseball school, plus they offered a scholarship for my pitching.

The best part about playing baseball at Tulane is... getting to know all the players and coaches and expand my knowledge of the game.

My goals for this season are... to throw many strikes and be effective enough to earn a lot of innings on the mound and, hopefully, help us get to Omaha.

Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions? No rituals really, just like to look at the other team and envision myself dominating on the mound. It builds my confidence before the game.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of baseball? I love to fish and really just hang out with my friends.

What is your favorite food? Favorite Game Day Meal? My favorite food is hot wings. Game day meal would have to be bacon, egg and cheese breakfast tacos.

If you could play for any MLB team, who would it be? The Philadelphia Phillies. They're always a winning team with an amazing pitching staff.

Who was your idol growing up? Billy Wagner because he was a hard throwing lefty when he was with the Houston Astros, my hometown team.

If you were not playing baseball, what would you be doing? Trying to earn a good business degree to open up my own business, possibly batting cages.

What music do you like to listen to before a game? I like to listen to a mix of hip hop and classic rock.

What is your hidden talent? I threw right-handed my freshman year of high school because I had surgery on my left arm.

What is your favorite type of animal? Probably an alligator because they can hunt on land and in water.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To lay an egg on the other side.

What is your favorite thing about New Orleans? The weather and of course the atmosphere of the people.

If you were going to be stranded on an island and could have 3 things with you, what 3 items would you take with you? A lighter, an automatic gun and a cell phone.

What's something no one knows about you? I still like to watch cartoons.

Vanilla or Chocolate? Vanilla definitely.

One word that describes you as a person.... Quiet!!