Cardinal Capsule

Feb. 15, 2001


Kira Ching
Sport: Softball
Year: Sophomore
Position: Infielder
Height: 5-7
Hometown: San Lorenzo, Calif.
High School: Arroyo
Major: Undeclared

NICKNAME:
KC

FAVORITE FOOD:
Sushi

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST:
Too many to list

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Mariners

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
Yumi Yogurt

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
The Alchemist

FAVORITE CLASS:
Spanish

FAVORITE HOBBY:
Playing video games

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Super Mario Cart

FAVORITE T.V. SHOW:
Friends or Will and Grace

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Alex Rodriguez

FAVORITE NON-SOFTBALL ACTIVITY:
Basketball

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
Outgoing

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE:
One of the mixes that I created.

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
Going to Japan for two weeks to play softball.

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
UCLA

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A GAME:
Envision how I am going to play, Focus, and Relax.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
Soccer

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
The athlete community and the feeling I get when I tell people that I am a Student-Athlete at Stanford.

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
My enthusiasm on the field.

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT:
Europe

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE:
Michael Jordan

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOU ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT:
Hitting a grand slam against Long Beach State in San Diego.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME:
Keep in touch with friends.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
My parents

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD:
It is the best academic and athletic school in the country.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW:
I was born in Hawaii and I moved to California when I was three.

YOUR ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG SOFTBALL PLAYERS WHO WANT TO COMPETE IN COLLEGE:
The sacrifices you make to achieve your dreams are well worth it.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Captain Crunch

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE:
Fountain Drinks and 3D's

EARLIEST SOFTBALL MEMORY:
Hitting my first homerun in tee-ball and spraining my ankle as I rounded first base.

FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL:
Chicken parmesan and pasta

FAVORITE STADIUM TO COMPETE AT AND WHY:
Arizona because the weather is always warm and the fields are nice.

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