11 Nic Rodriguez
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Previous College: Cochise C.C.
Position: Catcher
Honors: 1V
Senior backstop will help split time behind the plate.

Solid hitter struggled behind the plate at times during season. Made 27 appearances for the Gauchos, starting 15 games.

Cochise College
Played for Tom Inglehart at Cochise Community College...As a freshman batted .350 with 47 RBI and led the ACCAC in doubles with 24...As a sophomore batted .330 with 35 RBI and was invited to the ACCAC sophomore All-Star game...Academic Athlete of the Year and made the National Deans list in 2001.

High School
All-NMAA catcher at St. Pius X High School...Coached by Paul Chavez and Mark Hilton...Led St. Pius to district championship as a senior batting .400 with 35 RBI, four home runs and nine stolen bases...As a junior was an All-NMAA selection at second base batting .385 with 35 RBI, a home run and eight stolen bases...Batted .345 as a sophomore and .320 as a freshman...Academic letterman two years at St. Pius.

Born December 8, 1980 in Alberquerque NM...Business Economics major with a minor in Sports Administration...Roots for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Lakers and Oakland Athletics...Favorite athletes are Alex Rodriguez, Vince Carter and Jeremy McGrath...Favorite flicks are Austin Powers and Scarface...Enjoys watching The Man Show and Loony Toons...Most memorable sports moment was watching father Richie hit a home run in a father/son baseball game...Would like to become a baseball coach in the future...Son of Richie and Paula Rodriguez.