Summer Surveys: Ron Sherman

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Summer Surveys: Ron Sherman

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

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With Summer Surveys, The Pitt News hopes to better familiarize the Pitt community with some top Panther athletes. In this installment, we got to know Pitt baseball senior infielder Ron Sherman.


What’s a goal you have for the summer?

To learn how to play the piano. I’ve always loved instruments, so it’s time I learn to play one.


Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball was the only other sport I played as a young child. Once I got to high school I played football for two years, basketball for two years, and hockey for one.

Favorite workout besides baseball training?

Usually just playing basketball or frisbee with my friends back home.  It’s a fun way to get some cardio in, and the games get surprisingly intense.

What are your pre/post game rituals?

They’re more like habits, but right before games I change everything I wore in pregame work and put on different pants, socks, sliders, shirts, and even tape.  After the game I just make sure to think about the game for 15 minutes and then let it go. Baseball will drive you crazy if you get too high or too low with your emotions.

What’s your pet peeve?

People who turn without signaling.

Who’s your role model?

My parents.

What’s been your favorite class at Pitt so far?

A class called Social Perception and Cognition. It’s a class that teaches you the reasons behind our social norms and why we perceive situations the way we do.

What TV show do you watch every week?

First Take on ESPN.

Favorite movie?

Hitch with Will Smith.

What’s on your pregame playlist?

A lot of Drake, usually.

What is something you want to do before you graduate?

Make it to the College World Series.

What can’t you leave behind when traveling?

Headphones. I need them to fall asleep in the car or on a plane.

What’s your favorite summer activity?

Cookouts with friends or family.

Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?

Cal Ripken, Hall of Fame shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

What superpower would you choose to have?


What channel is your TV usually on?


Favorite meal?

Steak with potatoes and vegetables.


What’s some advice you have for younger players?

To really enjoy the game and not put too much pressure on themselves to be perfect all the time. Strive for excellence, not perfection.

Favorite Pittsburgh sports team?

Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby has always stood out. He’s a true professional and a great leader.

Favorite Pitt sports team to watch?


Which athlete (past or present) would you want to watch play in person?

Willie Mays, arguably the best five-tool player of all time.

What’s your dream job?

Professional baseball.

Who would play you in a movie?

Will Smith.

If you were an animal, which one would you be?

A dolphin.



Favorite ACC opponent to compete against?

Competing against Florida State in Tallahassee was my favorite ACC experience.

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