Senior Q&A With Marissa Drewrey

May 14, 2010

BERKELEY - Senior pitcher Marissa Drewrey has been a fixture in the circle for the past four years. Thanks to her 20 strikeouts, which she achieved halfway through the 2010 season, Drewrey moved into fifth place on the all-time strikeout list with 644 career Ks at Cal. In 2009, she was third in the Pac-10 with 241 strikeouts, fourth with a 2.14 ERA and fifth in opposing batting average (.212). Drewrey was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection and made the NFCA All-Pacific Region second team in 2008 after posting a 29-19 record. During her freshman year in 2007, she finished with an 11-8 overall record. Hailing from Oakdale, Calif., Drewrey will graduate from Cal with a degree in art practice this fall. What is your best Cal story or favorite Cal experience?
Marissa Drewrey:
I hate to say it, but going to Super Regionals in Florida two years in a row. It was heartbreaking to lose both times we were there, but it was definitely a great experience, especially to complete against the number-one team in the country. What will you miss most about Cal?
I am really going to miss my roommate, Hana Cutura, who played volleyball at Cal, and is graduating and moving back to Croatia at the end of May. What are your career plans and what are you plans after graduation?
I want to continue giving pitching lessons, but I definitely want to further my education and start a career in interior design. I've already started redesigning friends' houses as soon as I finished my finals. Has Cal lived up to or has it been different or better than the expectations you had of it as a freshman?
It has been different, but it has been a great life experience. I have learned a lot from it. What has been the most embarrassing thing in your years at Cal?
Probably a couple years ago when I was hanging out with the team. It started raining so I ran up the steps to Taylor Kelly's apartment with my hands in my parka and I slipped, fell and face planted into the steps. I had to ice my face with a bag of frozen veggies. What is your favorite place to eat or go in Berkeley?
Any sushi place. I'm obsessed. What advice would you give to freshmen?
Go to class. What was the best class you took here?
Painting. What made you choose Cal?
I wanted to play softball in the best conference in the country as well as get a great education. Do you have a favorite game or play or road trip?
Hawaii. What are your other favorite Cal sports? Do you attend a lot of that sports' games?
Baseball! Volleyball, too.

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