Oct. 13, 2011
No. 4 Cal Hosts Epic Match-Ups With No. 2 Washington, Washington State
BERKELEY - This year's Homecoming theme is I <3 Cal, and the California volleyball is no exception. On Oct. 12, the Golden Bears attended a Homecoming rally and will be celebrating Homecoming with two home matches. On Friday, Oct. 15, No. 4 Cal hosts No. 2 Washington in the FSN Match-Up of the Week at 7 p.m. at Haas Pavilion. In the spirit of Homecoming week, CalBears.com caught up with the Golden Bears to find out why they love Cal.
Kat Brown -
"I chose Cal because of its amazing athletic program and extraordinary academics. I love Cal because the culture here pushes people to be the best they can be. Everyone here works hard whether it is in the classroom or on the court."
Jennifer Carey -
"I love Cal because it is a great mix of outstanding academics with amazing athletics in an amazing locale. Here we are in one of the most beautiful places in the world at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. I get to coach and be a part of an amazing athletic program with great people and great student-athletes."
Lindsay Elgin -
"I love Cal and chose to come here because it has a distinct personality and unique/hard to find blend of amazing sports and incredible academics."
Rich Feller -
Adrienne Gehan -
"First of all, I love Cal's location in the Bay Area. I can't think of a better place to live for culture, entertainment and weather - all those things that just make living in an area great. I certainly enjoy the outdoors and all the activities you can do in the Bay Area. The next thing I love about Cal is the academic quality that helps me attract top student-athletes from all over the country and world. I think that is combined with the great athletic support we have to make just a perfect athletic and university atmosphere."
"I love Cal because it has a good balance of academics and athletics. It also has a very diverse and passionate study body."
Correy Johnson -
"I chose Cal because it had the best of both worlds - high academics and a high level of volleyball. I love Cal because it's not just a college town. Berkeley has its own identity besides the university. My favorite part besides playing volleyball with the best girls is the food in the area. It's so diverse and has allowed me to try things that I would have never tried back home."
Lauren Loerch -
"I love Cal because of all of the interesting people, the beautiful weather and great atmosphere."
Robin Rostratter -
"I love this university because of the inspiring people, diverse culture, and endless opportunities that Cal provides for its students."
Lillian Schonewise -
"I love Cal because of all the incredible people - my teammates, coaches, trainers, friends, peers professors and strangers. Everyone comes from somewhere different but everyone has the same drive and motivation to succeed. It's a great atmosphere to be surrounded with and I learn something new every day."