He's Baaack!

He's Baaack!
Daniel Nava playing against Texas, July 15, 2010. Photo by Dan Leahy
by Jeff Gire |
After a stint with the PawSox, former Bronco Daniel Nava is back in the Majors with the Boston Red Sox.

It’s hard to imagine a better first impression than the one Daniel Nava made on June 12, 2010. Upon seeing the very first pitch of his Major League career, Nava blasted a grand slam in front of the Red Sox faithful in Boston.

It’s equally difficult to think up a better story than the former Bronco who led the WCC in batting (.395) and on-base percentage (.494) after working his way up from SCU equipment manager to WCC star to Major Leaguer.

Speed up the tape, and here we are in 2012 and Nava is once again giving fans in Boston a reason to cheer. Since being called up from the Pawtucket Red Sox (where he was hitting .316 with three homers), Nava has hit safely in every game he’s played and helped the Red Sox win four out of five.

This hot streak has included Nava’s first home run—clobbered over the wall on May 14, in a 6-1 over the Mariners—since his storybook grand slam. To get up to speed on one of baseball’s best stories, check out this Bronco profile about Nava from the Fall 2010 Santa Clara Magazine.

Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.