Student Spotlight: Jordyn Eglite
Jordyn Eglite has been pitching for SF State’s Baseball team since first arriving as a freshman. Of his most recent accomplishments, Jordyn made 13 appearances with 10 starts, posted a 4-4 record with a 4.59 ERA, and had a team-record high 54 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched during the 2019 season.
Jordyn’s attributes his success to the great support he has received from the coaches at SF State. “The coaches and the whole Athletic department really make it feel like a community here. The coaches recognize everybody is different and they are open to teaching and coaching in ways that can help everyone,” says Jordyn. The support from the coaches and the Athletics department led Jordyn and his teammates to some of the program’s greatest success in decades. “During my freshman year, it was the first time the baseball team here made the playoffs in about 20 years and it was such a great feeling to know we accomplished something that hadn’t been done in a while.”
Jordyn also acknowledges the large role that scholarships have played in his continued success at SF State “Getting these scholarships allows me to do what I love and helps take some of the stress off. It also helps the entire team by attracting new players, which helps our team succeed.” Playing for SF State also has a personal connection for Jordyn, whose brother Brody is also on the team. “It’s amazing. We have a friendly rivalry which pushes us to do the best we can.”
One of the primary reasons Jordyn opted to attend SF State was because of the diversity of majors. “I chose SF State because of the number of majors that were offered, since I was still deciding what I wanted to study when I first enrolled, as well as for the great location in the city.” After exploring a few majors he eventually settled on a bachelor of science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration. Jordyn plans to use the knowledge obtained from his degree to pursue a career in firefighting.