Feb. 10, 2010
BERKELEY - As the California softball team gears up for its challenging and promising 2010 campaign, sophomore infielder Amy Bishop is quite the example of a talented student-athlete. When's she's not practicing with the No. 11/12 squad in the country at Levine-Fricke Field, she's in class or volunteering her time as a member of the Cal's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. A Southern California native hailing from Glendale, Bishop has made a smooth transition into life in Berkeley. CalBears.com snagged a moment of the 5-8 righty's time to chat about all things Amy.
CalBears.com: At Glendale High school, you also played soccer and volleyball in addition to softball. What made you choose to play softball at the collegiate level over the other sports?
CalBears.com: You head up the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee leadership team here at Cal, what made you want to get involved with SAAC? What's the best part of SAAC so far?
CalBears.com: Your bio mentions that you have a major sweet tooth - what's your favorite sweet thing to eat?
AB: I love funfetti cake and cookies the best. But my absolute favorite dessert is the Sunriver sugar cookies that my family and I make every Christmas up in Sunriver, Ore.
CalBears.com: What has surprised you most about college?
CalBears.com: What is one thing about your hometown that you miss?
CalBears.com: Does your number hold any significance for you?
CalBears.com: You were considering majoring in media studies - is that still the plan?
CalBears.com: What was it like growing up as the youngest of four children? Did your siblings play sports as well?
My brother and sisters treat me like one of the older kids, and their friends have become my friends now, too. Growing up, I felt like I lived vicariously through them. I feel that way especially now that my sister had a baby girl (Kaya) last year, who I actually met for the first time at our softball tournament in Fullerton. I love that I get to spend time with Kaya when she's in a good mood without having to change any diapers!
CalBears.com: What is one thing you can't live without?
CalBears.com: What question would you like the next softball player that does a Q&A to answer?