Catching Up With the Freshmen - Q&A With Jayme Goodwin

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June 18, 2010

BERKELEY - Freshman Jayme Goodwin came to the Bears by way of nearby Dublin, Calif., with the expectation that she would be a threat on the base paths after excelling as a track prepster. Threaten the opposition she did in 10 appearances, primarily as a baserunner with a stint at third base. In her first year in the Cal uniform, Goodwin scored four runs. recently caught up with the 5-8 utility to see how her freshman campaign went - in the classroom as well as on and off the diamond. Now that you've got one year of collegiate softball under your belt - what was the best part of the softball season?
Jayme Goodwin:
The best part of the season was the postseason. Nothing can compare to the adrenaline rush and the excitement that one feels in a do or die atmosphere. What was the best part about your fall or spring semester?
The best part of fall semester was getting to know my teammates. After two semesters of college academics, what are you planning on doing differently or the same next semester in terms of school?
Next semester I am going to participate more in class, because I now know that participation could be the difference between a B+ and an A-. What is something you didn't know before you came to Cal but you now know?
I never knew that there could be so many protests in a year on one campus. What was the favorite class you took this year?
My Law and Order: SVU decal. What class are you most looking forward to next semester?
My music class. Diane Leider and I are taking a singing class together. It's going to be great! Was playing at the NCAA Division I level what you expected or more?
It was more than I expected, but definitely in a positive way. What was it like to balance top-notch academics and playing on nationally ranked softball team?
It was really difficult at times. Balancing school and athletics is an art that is hard to master. It takes a lot of discipline, but it can be done. What was the first trip to the postseason like for you?
It was one of the best experiences of my life. i will definitely remember it forever.

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