|Hometown:||Palo Cedro, Calif.|
|High School:||Foothill HS|
UC Santa Barbara
A three-time letterwinner at Foothill High under coach Todd Buck ... In his senior year, Parent had five home runs, 30 RBI, 15 runs scored and stole three bases ... Was an all-league selection, all-section pick and was named Best Defensive Third Baseman ... Against Red Bluff in the CIF semifinals during his senior season, went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two walks, helping the Cougars win in the bottom of the 11th ... Also competed in basketball where he was named all-league and team captain ... In 2008 helped team to league championship and CIF section title ... Also competed in CIF playoffs during his junior year ... Posted a 3.4 GPA.
Nicholas J. Parent was born on July 30, 1990 ... Parents are Mark and Wendy ... Has a younger brother, Jacob, 15 ... Has not declared a major at UCSB ... Roots for the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Mavericks ... Calls "Porky's" his favorite movie ... Enjoys listening to music and learning to play the guitar in his free time ... Favorite TV shows are "Two and a Half Men" and "Entourage" ... Favorite book is Andre Agassi's "Open" ... Calls Evan Longoria, Dirk Nowitzki and Scott Rolen his favorite athletes ... Was also recruited by Oregon State and Oklahoma State ... Most memorable athletic achievement was hitting the go-ahead home run in the section championships during his junior year of high school.