• Scored in five games in 2008 and had a career-high of two goals in the win over Cal State Bakersfield (4-12-08)
• Earned superior status on the Academic All-American team for having a GPA in between 3.41-3.70
• Scored once as a freshman versus ASU (4-7-07)
• Redshirted the 2006 season
High School Success:
• Two-time first-team All-Century League selection and a first-team All-CIF pick as a senior
• Named 2005 Century League Female Athlete of the Year
• Political science major
• Parents are Harley and Nancy Hanson.
Favorite Golden Bear Moment:
"No one moment has stood out for me because it is the little things that add up to make my experience what it is: it's accomplishing the unexpected, wearing Cal water polo gear, supporting your teammates and yelling `Go Bears!' after every practice."
Q&A With Hanson posted Jan. 30, 2009
CalBears.com: Why did you choose to major in political science?
Erika Hanson: "I chose political science because it is what I am interested in - I think it's interesting. I am not the most talented in math or science so political science fits me well because I can avoid those classes."
CalBears.com: What song do you listen to get pumped up before games?
EH: "Nothing in particular. Whatever is on my iPod or playing in the locker room works for me."
CalBears.com: What television show can you absolutely not miss?
EH: "I always watch `Lost' and `The Office.' I'm a huge fan of both!"
CalBears.com: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
EH: "I would love to live anywhere in Western Europe for a bit. But when it comes down to it, nothing beats sunny California!"
CalBears.com: What is the best thing about being a part of your team?
EH: "The friendships formed as a result of the many challenging, fun and memorable experiences we share together."
CalBears.com: What is your favorite Cal team other than yours?
EH: "I am a big fan of aquatics in general. More specifically, I enjoy men's water polo because its success over the past few years has been a result of many exciting games that are great to watch."
CalBears.com: If you had to play another sport, what would it be?