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Steven Patterson

UC Davis


Patterson is on track to graduate in the Fall of 2014 and is interested in pursuing a career in sports television. A Dean’s list student at San Joaquin Delta College with a 3.4 GPA that helped him gain admission to UC Davis.


A native of Stockton, Calif.—once voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the “Most Miserable Cities in the Nation,”—Patterson has been characterized as a “blue collar worker” by his high school coach, using his talents as a baseball player out of high school to move on to a spot at San Joaquin Delta College and, eventually, a scholarship to his dream school—UC Davis—where his father, Fred, is a 1980 graduate and a three-year member of the Aggies’ baseball team and a two-year letter winner for the football team.


Off the field, Patterson has been active, volunteering to work various community events on and off campus. He spent the summer volunteering for multiple summer camps for kids, teaching baseball and basketball while imparting life lessons, as well as spending time prior to this season with a Little League camp teaching the fundamentals of baseball. Also spent time during the summer traveling to multiple elementary schools to read to kids as well as talk about staying in school, attending college, and how to excel both on the field and in the classroom.


In his first season at the Division I level as a junior, Patterson was named an All-Big West Conference Second Team selection, hitting .324 with 31 runs scored, 12 doubles, two home runs, and 33 RBI. He was the seventh-toughest batter to strikeout in the nation (once in every 20.4 at bats), and ranked among the top 10 in the Big West in average (9th), assists (9th), and turned double plays (8th). He was named CollegeBaseballInsider.com Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after hitting .500 (7-for-14) with seven runs scored and nine RBIs in a sweep of UC Riverside. Patterson was a California Community College Baseball Coaches Association All-American as a sophomore at San Joaquin Delta College, hitting .380 with 11 doubles, six home runs, and 33 RBI.