Catching up with Jordan Ribera
Feb. 4, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. - Jordan Ribera returns for his sophomore campaign after starting 16 and appearing in 43 games as a freshman. Ribera recorded five homeruns, 16 RBIs and finished the year with a .215 batting average. Ribera took a moment after practice to sit down with gobulldogs.com and answer a few questions.
GB: Why did you choose Fresno State?
JR: My family attended Fresno State and all my family lives here. Fresno State was a chance to play close to home and have my family support me in the stands.
GB: When did you start playing baseball? Why?
JR: I started playing baseball when I was three years old. I have always had a love for the game and all my friends played.
GB: What is your favorite thing about Bulldog baseball?
JR: My favorite thing about baseball here is my teammates and getting a chance to play with them. The friendships that I make with them are another great thing about Bulldog baseball.
GB: The best team that you have faced? What made them the best?
JR: Arizona State, they had extremely great players and great coaching staff.
GB: What is your pre-game ritual?
JR: My pre-game ritual includes lunch with my dad, Mountain Dew Amp, and a prayer.
GB: When you aren't playing baseball you are...
JR: It depends on the season, in the summer wakeboarding, sleeping, eating, or surfing. In the winter, snowboarding, sleeping, or eating.
GB: What is something that most people don't know about you?
JR: I love to cook and read.
GB: What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
JR: Striking out four times in one game.
GB: What is your favorite...?
JR: Food: Mexican, TV Show: House, Movie: Boondock Saints
Be sure to head down to Beiden field for opening night and cheer on Jordan Ribera and the rest of the Bulldogs on Feb. 20 against Washington.
"Join the State - Fresno State!" - The National Championship baseball team kicks off the 2009 season on Friday, February 20 as they host the Pac-10 Washington Huskies. First pitch at Beiden Field is scheduled for 6:05 pm. Join the Bulldogs as they celebrate the 2008 College World Series National Championship. Season tickets, mini plans and single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Bulldog Ticket Office, calling 278-DOGS or online at gobulldogs.com.