Nov. 19, 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 LaRisa Jones. A local product hailing from Concord, Calif., Jones is a left-bating, 5-4 outfielder. She was named the MVP of her Clayton Valley High School team as well as All-DVAL. A member of the 4.0 Club, Jones also played varsity gold and still found time to attend 14U, 16U and 18U Gold Nationals. In her spare time, Jones hand paints designs on shoes and is contemplating the Peace Corps or culinary school following Cal. She was coached and mentored by former Golden Bears, whom she credits as one of the first things that drew her to Cal.
CalBears.com: What made you chose Cal?
CalBears.com: What are your hobbies outside of softball?
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?
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?
LJ: Time management is definitely a struggle for me.
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 characteristic in people do you most admire?
CalBears.com: What would you like to be doing in ten years?
CalBears.com: Which three people would you invite to dinner?
CalBears.com: What is your biggest pet peeve?
CalBears.com: Who is your biggest hero?
CalBears.com: Do you have a hidden talent?
CalBears.com: What is one thing you can't live without?