Jan. 24, 2011
BERKELEY - CalBears.com will help you get to know a freshman on the California softball team, and this week's participant is Alex Robben. A NorCal native, Robben comes to Berkeley by way of Napa. At Napa High School, she helped her softball team to two Monticello Empire League Championships and was twice named to the All-State team and Napa County player of the year. A four-time all-MEL softball player, she also had a two-year stint on the basketball team. Alex is the second Robben child who is a collegiate softball student-athlete after her sister, Ricci, played at Wisconsin. Upon talking to Alex, one of my most notable things is that she broke her hand but was ready to practice when fall ball started.
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: 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?
AR: The work load is a lot bigger and you have to take responsibility for yourself. You do not get reminded of homework anymore. You have to keep track of it on your own.
CalBears.com: What class did you most enjoy in the fall?
CalBears.com: Now that you're into your second 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 characteristic in people do you most admire?
CalBears.com: Who would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with?
CalBears.com: Who is your biggest hero?
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?