July 28, 2011
BERKELEY - With her freshman campaign now complete and summer well underway for Victoria Jones, CalBears.com corresponded with Jones to see how her freshman year went. Working her way to becoming California's starting second baseman, Jones played in 52 of the Golden Bears' 58 games, knocking in 23 RBI and putting down a team-high six sacrifice hits. She absolutely exploded in the postseason, hitting .333 (.365 before the WCWS) with three sacrifice hits and four RBI. After the Lexington Super Regional, Jones upped her batting average to .225 from .196 thanks to her .556 hitting, slugging and on-base percentages in Lexington. CalBears.com tracked down Jones in her hometown of Oceanside, Calif., to discuss the 2011 season.
CalBears.com: Now that you've got one year of collegiate softball under your belt - what was the best part of the softball season?
CalBears.com: What was the best part about your fall or spring semester?
CalBears.com: After two semesters of college academics, what are you planning on doing differently or the same next semester in terms of school?
CalBears.com: What is something you didn't know before you came to Cal but you now know?
CalBears.com: What was the favorite class you took this year?
CalBears.com: What was the best part about Cal softball this year?
VJ: Getting to the Women's College World Series.
CalBears.com: What was it like to balance top-notch academics and playing on nationally ranked softball team?
CalBears.com: What was the first trip to the postseason like for you?
CalBears.com: What is one of your most hilarious or embarrassing stories from your freshman year?
CalBears.com: What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?