|| Amy Bishop
Q&A With Amy Bishop (Feb. 10, 2010)
2011 Quick Hits:
-Appeared in 13 games, making one start
-Made four putouts and tallied three assists
-Notched one hit in 11 at-bats
-Was hit by pitch twice
2010 Quick Hits:
-Back-up catcher, also filled in at first base
-Played in 17 games, making two starts
-One hit and one RBI in seven at bats
-Owns a 1.000 fielding percentage with 26 put outs and three assists
2009 Quick Hits:
-Played in five games for the Bears
-Walked onto the team
-Mother, Kimberly, is an elementary school principal, and father, Kim is a geology professor at Cal State L.A.
-Superstition is to never step on the chalk line
-Majoring in business
-Is a big fan of her mom's bean casserole and Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles
-Was a four-year letterwinner in softball at Glendale
-Four times named an All-Pacific League selection, earning first-team accolades twice
-Named the team MVP her junior season and was a two-time Glendale News Press all-area choice two years
-Also played soccer and volleyball her freshman and sophomore seasons
-Heavily involved with off the field school projects, including freshman class president and the sophomore class vice president
-Served on student council all four years and was in the National Honors Society
Why I Chose Cal:
"Two Reasons. The first are the people. Everyone here is so different, but they all have something interesting to bring to the table. I have something new to learn from each person I meet. And second, it's the pride, the energy, enthusiasm and overall atmosphere at Cal that makes me proud to say I'm a Bear."
Baby of the Family:
Even though Amy Bishop is the youngest of four children, you'll hardly hear her complain about her siblings. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Growing up, the Bishop kids were all very involved in each other's lives, especially because of baseball and softball.
Student Leader Coming Through:
Amy Bishop, who walked onto the Cal team after playing softball in high school, is a stalwart on Cal's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, also known as Bear SAAC. What Bishop likes best about SAAC is that it gives student-athletes a chance to use sports as a vehicle for creating change on campus. The leadership group plans events, workshops and community service outings.
Why I Have My Number:
"I was born on Sept. 22. It's always been my favorite number and I've been 22 on most of my teams - softball and soccer - since I started playing sports. I was just lucky because when I joined the team, Coach offered me 22 or 7."
My Walk-Up Songs Are:
"`Wait Your Turn' by Rihanna and `The Dog Days are Over' by Florence and the Machine. I picked them to make light of my walk-on situation and how patient I have been in waiting for my chance to shine."
BISHOP'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year G AB R H AVG 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB
2009 5 3 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 1 0-0
2010 17 7 1 0 .000 0 0 0 1 1 1 0-0
2011 13 11 1 1 .091 0 0 0 0 0 4 0-0
Totals 35 21 2 1 .048 0 0 0 1 2 6 0-0