Feb. 22, 2011
BERKELEY - CalBears.com is helping you get to know the freshmen members of the California softball team, and this week's participant is Cassandra Vega. A pitcher/first baseman out of Rialo, Calif., Vega is not the first in her family to become a Bear for her uncle, David Ortega, played football for Cal. Though Vega attended Eisenhower High School for her freshman, sophomore and part of her junior year before transferring to Aquinas High School. For all four years of her high school career, she played varsity softball and water polo. During her senior year, Vega captained the AHS squad and was named first-team All-Christian League, All-County and second team All-CIF. In 2009 and 2010, she and her high school team won the Christian League championship as well as were CIF quarterfinalists in 2010. With SoCal Spirit, she went to the 2008 Western Nationals and 18U Nationals in 2010. Vega, who shattered her knuckles during her sophomore year, hopes to attend law school.
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?
CV: My favorite part of campus would probably be the Golden Bear Cafe because people are always there.
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: Now that you're well 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: What is your biggest pet peeve?
CalBears.com: Do you have any special pre-game rituals?
CalBears.com: Who is your biggest hero?
CalBears.com: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
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