Oct. 25, 2010
BERKELEY - Each week, CalBears.com will help you get to know a freshman on the California softball team, and this week's participant is Ashley Decker. Decker, who bats left and throws right, can fill in for the Bears at second or in the outfield. In each of her four years as a prepster at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nev., Decker was named to the first-team all-state and all-league, winning three Nevada state championships. She lists playing in the Under Armour All-American game during her sophomore and senior years as her best sports moments to date. Decker, who has been playing ASA ball since age 10 in 2003, took fifth place at the 2010 18 Gold Premier Nationals with Sorcerer Gold.
CalBears.com: What made you chose Cal?
CalBears.com: What are your hobbies outside of softball?
CalBears.com: What is your favorite part about the Cal campus?
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?
AD: Living on my own, not having a specific time I need to be home by, and the classes are much different.
CalBears.com: What class are you most enjoying to this fall?
CalBears.com: Now that you are in well into your first 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 ten years?
CalBears.com: Who would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with?
CalBears.com: What is your biggest pet peeve?
CalBears.com: Who is your biggest hero?
CalBears.com: What is one thing you cannot live without?