Meet the Softball Freshman Class Q&A - Jordan Wallace

Feb. 17, 2010

BERKELEY - Going away to college for California softball freshman Jordan Wallace entailed a 40-minute car ride down the freeway. A product of Fairfield, Wallace was a multiple all-league performer and was selected as the MVP of the Monticello Empire League in 2007. She was also co-MVP in 2006. Wallace earned all-state honors twice, including a first-team nod for the 2008 season when she hit a league-leading .461 with six home runs, 23 RBIs and 36 runs scored after batting .477 and hitting nine homers as a sophomore. She was a member of the Sorcerer's 18 Gold (ASA), and helped her team to a 13th-place finish at the 2008 Nationals. Wallace also earned several accolades in volleyball, including all-league honors for the Fairfield Falcons. Her father, Melvin, is a former player with the San Diego caught up with Wallace to learn about her first months in college, life off the diamond and more. What has been the hardest, most surprising aspect about the transition from high school to college?
Jordan Wallace:
Coming into my own as a young adult and realizing the challenges of being a student-athlete. What has been you favorite thing about college so far?
It's a tie between socializing and the half-baked ice cream bars in the Golden Bear Cafe. How did you start softball?
Well, reality hit me when I was around nine and told me that I didn't have the voice to sing or the looks to model, so it was either sports or band. Since I am not musically inclined I chose sports and softball just found me. What are your hobbies outside of softball?
Singing like Beyonce, shopping like Paris and sleeping like Beauty. What was your first impression of Berkeley?
It's unique! I mean where else can you find tree sitters, karaoke spots, Yogurtland, Halloween everyday and a plethora of people in one place? Only in Berkeley. What advice would you give to incoming freshman student athletes?
Buy your own refrigerator, lots of hand sanitizer, beware of all the squirrels and learn to love Berkeley time because you walk everywhere.

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