Many girls would love to talk to their favorite player in person, but with time constraints, travel, and everything in between it’s pretty hard to get a one on one with a college athlete. However, we know there is great value in getting the inside scoop from one of your favorite players, and that’s why we are sharing this great blog by lefty #strikeoutqueen Cheridan Hawkins!
Get to know Junior Team Member Cheridan Hawkins
Leading up to the International Softball Federation X Jr. Women’s World Championship (19-and-under), July 1-7, 2013 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team members Sierra Romero, an infielder from Murrieta, Calif., and Cheridan Hawkins, a pitcher from Anderson, Calif., will be blogging for USASoftball.com. Get to know these two Jr. Team members!
May 13, 2013
Hello, my name is Cheridan Hawkins and I am from Anderson, Ca. I am a student-athlete at the University of Oregon and also a member of the 2013 U.S.A Jr. National Team. I am so glad I have been give the opportunity to blog for the U.S.A. Jr. National Team. This is my first blog ever and I’m ready to let you guys know about my life in college.
Before I begin talking about life in college, I will tell you how I started playing softball. I have an older sister named Natasha and I grew up watching her play softball and I remember wanting to be just like her. She was a stud! She worked so hard on and off the field and I idolized her for that. She ended up getting a softball scholarship to San Jose State University and I just knew that was something that I wanted to do as well. So, when I was old enough to play my parents signed me up for little league and I have played ever since.
I signed my National Letter of Intent to the University of Oregon and next thing I knew I was packing up for college. It all happened so fast and I couldn’t believe that I was already leaving my small town home to start a new chapter in my life. I had so many emotions, but I was ready to embrace this new life I was about to live.