SAAC Spotlight: NNU's Colton Moore
Colton Moore hit .263 with seven home runs and 34 RBI while starting 42 games in NNU's championship 2021 season.
Colton Moore hit .263 with seven home runs and 34 RBI while starting 42 games in NNU's championship 2021 season.
Colton Moore
Colton Moore

Friday, January 7, 2022

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, uses this space to profile conference student-athletes who are members of their respective institutions’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to providing feedback on the student-athlete experience, conference and institutional SAAC members also offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Name: Colton Moore
Sport: Baseball
Institution: Northwest Nazarene University
Year: Graduate Student
Major: Masters of Accountancy
Hometown: Provo, Utah

Why Did You Choose To Attend NNU?: I saw it as a place I could flourish as both a ballplayer and an individual.

What Is Your Favorite College Class And Why?: Scriptwriting. It was awesome to learn the processes required for different types of scriptwriting. I loved being able to exercise creative freedom.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor?: Dr. Mollie Sweet. She was passionate about teaching and understood how to connect to her students. She made me enjoy accounting.

What Have You Learned From Needing To Balance Athletics And Academics?: There is time to do it all. Organization and effort are life lessons.

What Is The Biggest Obstacle You Have Overcome During Your Collegiate Career?: The belief that platoons work regardless of what the splits say.

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Division II Student-Athlete?: It means that I’m not done yet.

Who Is Your Current Mentor?: (Former teammate) Brady Brook and (father) Lance Moore.

What Are Your Future Goals After Graduating?: To be a professional baseball player, successful business owner, loving husband and cool dad.

What’s Your Favorite Thing About Being Part Of The GNAC?: Being a conference champion.

What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?: Hitting homers in the same game as my little brother (NNU sophomore Walker Moore).

If You Could Spend The Day With One Person, Who Would It Be?: Babe Ruth, the first king of the long ball.

Favorite Sports Team: The New York Yankees and NNU Volleyball.

Favorite Athlete: Aaron Judge

Extracurricular Activities: I like doing sand volleyball, slow-pitch softball, yoga and weight lifting.

What’s Something People Don’t Know About You?: I’m fluent in Spanish. I’m also an excellent writer.