Palo Verde second baseman Nathan Bartlett (40) turns a game-ending double play against Basic, clinching a 4-2 victory and the Class-4A state title in Reno.

Name:  Nathan Bartlett

Hometown:  Las Vegas

Previous Degrees, Institutions:  BS (in progress)University of Utah, Bioengineering

Research Interests/Project:  Three-dimensional analysis of skull fracture patterns

Interests outside of Research: Baseball, skiing, hiking, weightlifting, running, and basketball

Honors/Awards: Recipient of the Academic Achievement, Utah Heritage, and Utah Legacy Scholarships

15 minutes of fame:  I was the MVP of the championship game for my high school state tournament when I was a junior. Throughout the whole season, I had a fracture in the navicular bone in my foot. I would have kept playing baseball in college, however, I waited too long to see a doctor and had to have two surgeries.

What can’t you live without:  My family and my friends

Favorite place to eat in SLC or surrounding area:  Macaroni Grill

Favorite activity in SLC or surrounding area:  Ski

I’ve always wanted to:  Play in the MLB