Cardinal Capsule: Jessica Mendoza

March 22, 2002


JessicaMendoza

Sport: Softball
Year: Senior
Height: 5-9
Position: Outfielder
Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.
High School:Camarillo
Major: American Studies
Stanford Athletics Highlights: A three-time first-team All-American ... Selected to one of two 16-player teams to represent the USA in international competitions and participated in the USA Women's National Team Camp over the summer ... Three-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... 2000 Pac-10 Player of the Year ... 1999 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year ... Has hit over .400 for three years on the Farm ... Holds numerous school records including career hits, career stolen bases, career homeruns and career runs scored.

Nickname:
Doz, doza, doder, jessio


Favorite Food:
sushi


Favorite non-softball activity:
body surfing/ anything in the ocean


If you could have dinner with a famous person, living or dead, who would it be:
Yogi Berra


Favorite T.V. Show:
Friends, Sex in the City


Favorite Athlete:
Mickey Mantle


A friend from another college team:
Alana Mendoza (Oregon State), she's the best friend a girl could have


Favorite midnight snack:
ranges from pizza to seaweed sticks to cookies to Top Ramen, I think you get the picture


Favorite website:
audiogalaxy to download my favorite songs


If you were going on a road trip and could only take one CD, which one would you take:
Dave Matthews, Crash


The best advice I ever received was:
live your life to the fullest, make every day count


Opponent you would most like to beat:
UCLA


The best part about being a student-athlete at Stanford is:
experiencing both the best academic and athletic experience in the country


Somewhere you have never been that you would most like to visit:
Greece


Something about yourself that few people know:
not only how much my family, but how much my extended family (all of my aunts, uncles and cousins) mean to me


Most influential person in your life:
My parents (it's a tie), they both mean so much to me and I love them very much!


If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
give 10 % back to the program of course (I know Coach Rittman will get a kick out of that one) and then buy my parents a beautiful house on the Caribbean like they've always wanted


Favorite actor and actress:

What I like most about my hometown:
close to the beach and a great tight-knit group of people to grow up around


Nobody knows how much I like:
monkeys


Which of your teammates do you admire the most and why:
Sarah Beeson, she's an amazing person and it has been such a pleasure to know and play with her these last four years


Current of former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
Mark Madsen, he played every game with all of his heart and it was very inspiring to watch


After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
someone who gave it their all and loved every minute of it.

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