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Erika Hanson
Player Profile:
Erika Hanson 1502858
Position: Driver
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Tustin

Cal Success:
• 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."

2007 1
2008 5
Total 6

Q&A With Hanson posted Jan. 30, 2009 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." What song do you listen to get pumped up before games?
"Nothing in particular. Whatever is on my iPod or playing in the locker room works for me." What television show can you absolutely not miss?
"I always watch `Lost' and `The Office.' I'm a huge fan of both!" If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
"I would love to live anywhere in Western Europe for a bit. But when it comes down to it, nothing beats sunny California!" What is the best thing about being a part of your team?
"The friendships formed as a result of the many challenging, fun and memorable experiences we share together." What is your favorite Cal team other than yours?
"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." If you had to play another sport, what would it be?

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