Meet The Cardinal: Jenna Becerra

March 18, 2010

Each week will feature a Q&A with a different member of the 2010 Stanford Softball team. This week get to know sophomore Jenna Becerra.

Nickname: JB
My goals for this season are: Win a national championship
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: Jessica Mendoza is from Camarillo, too!
Talent I would most like to have: Snging
My parents' occupations are: Tech Engineer and Senior Secretary
Favorite napping spot: My dorm bed (complete with two mattress pads)
The perfect meal includes: Steak and A1 sauce, pickles, and chocolate ice cream
My favorite thing about our team is: We are a big family
The furthest from home I have ever been is: Virginia/Georgia
The first sport I ever played was: Softball
The person I would most like to meet is: Mother Teresa
Superstitions/pregame rituals: I always wear my necklace with my number and initials and I always wear a cardinal headband
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Go to graduate school
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: Just how important it is to be mentally tough
My sports hero growing up was: Chipper Jones
My earliest sports memory is: Playing tee ball on the Pink Flamingos when I was 4 or 5
I collect: Quarters from every state
In my off-time, I'm most likely to be found: What off-time?
The best thing about Stanford is: Everything
Least Favorite Food: Tomatoes and onions
My favorite movie: A League Of Their Own, Major League, Remember the Titans
My favorite TV show: One Tree Hill
Ten years from now I hope to be: Rich and happy
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Spaghettio's and bologna sandwiches
Sports teams I followed when I was younger: Anaheim Angels, Denver Broncos, USA softball
The place I'd most like to visit: Europe
Over the summer, I: Trained and spent a lot of time with friends and family
Hidden talent: I have a great memory
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Colorado or Washington D.C.
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: Jimmy V's and the new locker room
My favorite class at Stanford has been: Public Speaking and Rock, Sex, and Rebellion
I'm most thankful for: My family
My parents were right when they told me: My hard work will pay off in the end. Just work hard and be Jenna
The best advice I ever received was: Don't think too much
After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as: A hard worker and fun to watch
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Best academics, best athletics, best campus, and best people. It's just the best
My favorite thing to do on campus is: Go to other athletic events
My funniest teammate is: All of us together, we bring out each other's funny sides
My biggest pet peeve is: When someone brings something up and then says 'never mind'
If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to: Europe
Favorite midnight snack: Dark chocolate or peanut butter sandwich
Stanford softball will be fun to watch this year because: We're going to win a National Championship
Favorite city: Anywhere in the 805