Student-Athlete Spotlight: Tyler Giannonatti, Baseball

April 15, 2014

Tyler Giannonatti, Student=Athlete Spotlight

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No. 20 Tyler Giannonatti
Senior, Pitcher
Chandler, Ariz.

Tyler Giannonattiis in his third season at Ohio State after transferring from Chandler-Gilbert CC. After redshirting his first season, the right-hander has appeared in 31 career games, tallying a 3.52 ERA. As a senior this season, Giannonatti is 1-0 with a save and a 1.29 ERA in 21.0 innings pitched over 14 appearances. The Chandler, Ariz., native is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in finance.

Student Life

      Do you prefer The Oval in the Fall or Spring? - Spring

      Where is the best place to sit for lectures? - Back row

      Most underrated place to study on campus - Baseball lounge

      Why did you choose your major? I'm good with numbers

      Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? - I woke up late and had to rush to make it to class so it was a bit of a whirlwind

Popular Culture
Favorite TV show - Game of Thrones
Favorite movie - Shawshank Redemption
Favorite book and/or magazine - The Song of Ice and Fire
Favorite celebrity - Tom Hanks
Last concert I attended was - Juicy J

Favorite pro sports team - Green Bay Packers
Favorite athletic memory - Winning the state title my senior year of high school
Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Michigan
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - World Series game at Wrigley Field
Pre-game ritual? - Two-ball

Most interesting place I've visited - Bermuda
Place I would like to visit - Italy

Favorite home cooked meal - Pasta
Favorite snack food - Grilled cheese sandwich
Guilty pleasure snack and/or food - Ice cream bars

Person I most admire - My father
In 10 years, I would like to be - Successful with a wife
If I had a million dollars, I would - Travel the world
Most prized possession - The scar on the inside of my elbow
Best piece of advice you've received - Temporary defeats do not make permanent failure
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat - George Washington, Babe Ruth and Bart Starr at Outback Steakhouse
What is your hometown known for? - Arizona State
Pop or Soda? - Soda
Cats or Dogs? - Dogs
Early Bird or Night Owl? - Night Owl