Freshman (2012):Appeared in four games ... batted .250 with one hit in four at bats ... first-career game was at UNLV ... first-career hit and run scored at New Mexico.
HIGH SCHOOL (Basic):Lettered three years in baseball and one in football...all-conference as a senior...all-state academic...class valedictorian...high school baseball coach was Jedd Bondurant...played summer ball for the Timet Wolves, coached by Kyle Bondurant.
PERSONAL:Member of cadet squardon 30...has an older sister...hobbies are archery and dirtbiking...favorite food is spaghetti...favorite movie is the Sandlot...greatest moment in sports was hitting three home runs in consecutive at bats....something most people don't know about him is that he likes the color purple...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...favorite athlete is Nomar Garciaparra and favorite team is the Boston Red Sox...if he could be on any reality TV show it would be Jersey Shore...favorite quote: "It's not over when you're losing terribly...its over when you quit."--unkown...son of Frank and Yvonne Chaves.
Why I came to the Academy: "I initially came to the academy in order to gain a great education as well as leadership experience. After going through Basic Cadet Training and having the opportunity to hear military leaders give inspiring speeches, I find my initial reasons for coming to the academy have shifted. I have become excited about serving the nation and leading airman and less about the degree I receive. I am excited for the adventure the Air Force will take me on through service to my country."
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