March 11, 2011
BERKELEY - Since there are a whopping eight freshman on the California softball team, CalBears.com helps you put the names to the faces with a series of Q&As with the freshmen. Next up is Taylor Vincent, a catcher who joins fellow Foothill High School letterwinner Valerie Arioto as the second Pleasanton, Calif., native on the squad. Vincent said that her best sports moment was storming Easton Stadium in Oklahoma City after her team won the national championship last summer. At Foothill, she was first-team All-League in 2010 and led the squad to 2007 EBAL and NCS championships not to mention an EBAL title in 2008. Vincent should adapt easily to Cal's rigorous academics for she was a North Coast Section CIF scholar-athlete from 2007-2010 and a member of the National Honor Society in 2010. Additionally, she founded and served as president of the Physics Club as a prepster, was a three-time recipient of the Falcon Pride Award and made the Principal's List every year from 2007-2010. As a completely well-rounded student-athlete, Vincent also held the office of vice president during her junior year and president as a senior.
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?
TV: The best thing about being a part of Cal softball is the opportunity to further my softball skills while playing in a highly ranked program.
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 enjoying to this fall?
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 would you like to be doing in 10 years?
CalBears.com: Which three people would you invite to dinner?
CalBears.com: With whom would you want to be stranded on a deserted island?
CalBears.com: Do you have any special pre-game rituals?
CalBears.com: If you could make a cameo on any TV show, which one would you choose? TV: "Chuck."
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?