Nov. 1, 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 Arianna Erceg. A complete right-handed pitcher/first baseman, Erceg hails from Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Erceg led her Palos Verdes High School team to Bay League Championships in 2009 and 2010, earning league MVP honors in the same years. In 2010, she had repeat All-Bay League and All-Area honors and landed on the 2010 All-CIF team and All-State steam. In addition to excelling on the field, Erceg was a four-year member of the school's AVID program and was a CSF member. With the Orange County Batbusters 18 Gold, took third place at the 2010 ESPN Rise Premier Nationals. She noted that her best sports moment was hitting a walk-off homerun in the playoffs of her senior season.
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 or 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?
AE: I grew up a huge fan of the Pac-10, and I am honored to be a part of it now. I am really proud to be able to represent Cal, and I absolutely love being a Bear.
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 are you most enjoying to this fall?
CalBears.com: Now that you're in your 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 were your initial impressions of Berkeley?
CalBears.com: What characteristic in people do you most admire?
CalBears.com: What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
CalBears.com: Do you have any special pre-game rituals?
CalBears.com: What is one thing you can't live without?