Getting to Know Matt Ryan

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Matt Ryan hit .314 with 66 hits, ten doubles and 30 RBI Last Season
Matt Ryan hit .314 with 66 hits, ten doubles and 30 RBI Last Season

Nov. 10, 2010

I chose Tulane because... I'm from New Orleans and I wanted to stay close to home. I grew up watching Tulane baseball in the old Turchin Stadium. I always wanted to play for a good Division I program like Tulane. On top of that, I will earn a degree from one of the best universities in the country.

The best part about playing baseball at Tulane is... The relationships I've been a part of with all my teammates, coaches, and members of the program. We get to know a lot about each other with all the time we spend together. It's like a huge family.

My goals for this season are... Omaha.

Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions? No pregame rituals.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of baseball? Playing football or basketball with friends.

Favorite Game Day Meal? Favorite game day meal is the crawfish pasta.

If you could play for any MLB team, who would it be? The Houston Astros. I grew up a big Astros fan.

Who was your idol growing up? My dad. He taught me about hard work, taking pride in what you do, and never giving up.

What was your greatest memory from last season? Beating LSU. It's a huge rivalry. Anytime we play them there's a little more emotion that goes into the game.

If you were not playing baseball, what would you be doing? I would be pretty bored being a regular college student

What music do you like to listen to before a game? Anything that's on in the clubhouse.

What is your favorite type of animal? Dogs.

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because SID had way too much time on his hands.

What is your favorite thing about New Orleans? The restaurants. You won't find the great style of food in New Orleans anywhere else in the world.

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 fishing pole, a knife and a tent.

Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate.

What is the best road stadium/atmosphere that you have been in? East Carolina. They have a great baseball atmosphere, a nice stadium, and a rowdy fan base.

One word that describes you as a person.... Determined.