Jan. 12, 2011
BERKELEY - CalBears.com will help you get to know a freshman on the California softball team, and this week's participant is Victoria Jones. Jones, who can play in the infield or behind the dish, hails from Oceanside, Calif. At Vista High School, she was First Team All-Palomar League, First Team All-North County, First Team All-CIF and Most Valuable Player for her high school softball team during 2008 and 2010. Not only talented on the softball field but also on the soccer pitch, she made varsity soccer and received the award of Best Offensive Player her sophomore and senior years and notes that her best sports moment was traveling to Italy and Sweden to play soccer in the Gothia Cup. Athletics runs in the Jones family as Victoria's grandfather played professional baseball with the Boston Braves. After chatting with LaRisa Jones, CalBears.com caught up with the other Jones, who has attended ASA national championships every year from 2003-10.
CalBears.com: What made you chose Cal?
CalBears.com: What are your hobbies outside of softball?
CalBears.com: Do you have any unique stories about yourself that set you apart from your teammates?
CalBears.com: What's your favorite part about Berkeley and/or the Cal campus?
CalBears.com: What is the best thing about being a part of Cal softball?
CalBears.com: Did you grow up watching Cal athletics? What has it been like to represent them?
CalBears.com: What has been your favorite part about college life so far?
CalBears.com: What are you planning on or thinking of majoring in?
CalBears.com: What has been the hardest, most surprising aspect about transitioning from high school to college?
CalBears.com: What class did you most enjoy this fall?
CalBears.com: Now that you're done with your first semester of college, what advice do you wish someone had told you about college or would you give to incoming student-athletes?
CalBears.com: What were your initial impressions of Berkeley?
CalBears.com: Who would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with?
CalBears.com: What is your biggest pet peeve?
CalBears.com: Do you have any special pre-game rituals?
CalBears.com: When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
CalBears.com: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
CalBears.com: What is one thing you can't live without?
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