Nick Swanson
Nick Swanson
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Marina HS
Honors : 2017 - First Team All-Big West

Nick Swanson had a standout sophomore campaign for the Gauchos and was named First Team All-Big West...Although he battle injuries during the middle of the season, Swanson played 25 of a possible 38 rounds...Averaged 72.00 shots per round...Had four top-10 finishes...His best finish was when he tied for third-place at the Big West Championship with a 5-under par 211...It was his put on the 18th hole of final round that clinched the title for UCSB...Tied for sixth at the Bill Cullum Invitational when he shot a 7-under par 209...Tied for ninth at the Saint Mary's Invitational with a 2-over 218...Along with Brett Bennett, he was the Gauchos' top finisher at the NCAA Stanford Regional where he shot a 1-under par 215, tying for 33rd-place...Shot seven sub-70 rounds...Was at or under par 13 times...Finished with a record of 430-171-16.

Swanson had a solid freshmen year here at UCSB... Had a 74 average in his 29 rounds in 10 tournaments... Tied for twelfth at the Big West Championship... Scored a season low 3-under par in his third round at the Folino invitational... Had three top-25 finishes out of his 10 tournaments.

High School

Swanson attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif....He was the 2015 Sunset League Most Valuable Player, First Team All-Orange County, First Team All-Sunset League, a CIF Southern California qualifier and he finished second in the CIF Southern Section championship with a score of 73...Had a stroke average of 35.8 as a senior...Helped his team to a CIF Southern Section title and three Sunset Leauge championships...Swanson's all-time best round as a prep athlete was a 61 at Costa Mesa Country Club...Coached at Marina HS by Jim Morris.

Nicholas Swanson was born July 21, 1996 in Torrance, Calif....The son of Danielle and Chuck Swanson...Father Chuck played soccer at UCSB...His home course is Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach, Calif....His low score at Meadowlark was a 62...His favorite course is the Atlanta Athletic Club...Considers scrambling the best part of his game and ball striking as his weakest...Was an AP Scholar at Marina HS...Earned a Seal of Biliteracy, was a Scholar With Distinction and a member of the Sunset Leauge All-Academic Team...Also competed in cross country as a high school athlete...Tied for the championship at the AJGA Mission Hills Tournament in 2014 before falling in a playoff...Was a U.S. Amateur qualifier and participant in 2014 at the Atlanta Athletic Club...Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers...Dr. Seuss is his favorite author and The Cat in the Hat his favorite book...Hobbies include EBay and snowboarding...Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and Jordan Speith are his favorite athletes...The Internship is Swanson's favorite movie...Speaks Spanish, as well as English...Hopes to become a professional golfer...Is majoring in economics and accounting at UCSB.