Friday, June 10, 2011

Jordan Barta, California Lutheran University DL

Jordan Barta, Defensive Lineman
California Lutheran University

On a much more hopeful note today, an article appeared in today's Ventura County Star about Jordan as a potential bone marrow donor.

I first met Jordan last Fall at CLU during one of my talks to college Seniors about the process of continuing their careers playing in Europe, a roll that I truly love.

Jordan graduated from CLU in May and is now actively seeking employment for the full 2012 EuroBall season or in a mop up job in 2011 in case an injury opens up a position in some squad's stretch run this Summer.

It is so refreshing to read about a college athlete with good priorities who does not appear to have entitlement issues, still the silent majority I would like to think in college athletics today. I think that you will enjoy his story on the following link:

Here is a little more information on Jordan published in the Ventura County Star when he was named CLU's Outstanding Defensive Player for the 2010 season:

"The 6-foot-3, 221-pound senior defensive end finished with 10 sacks and 14 tackles for loss in 10 games. The sack total led the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference while the tackles for loss ranked second. Barta had five sacks against Whittier, which was the most by a SCIAC player in a single game. He finished the season with 45 total tackles, and was a first-team All-SCIAC selection. Barta, an Oregon native, enjoys eating steak and sushi and listening to rap or country music. His favorite TV shows are “Weeds,” and “Hard Knocks” and his favorite sport is baseball. Barta is a business major with a minor in marketing."

No comments: