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Ellie Byrd
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Ellie Byrd 1250753
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Modesto, Calif.
High School: Modesto HS

2013 (Junior): Was an honorable mention selection on the Pac-12 All-Academic squad …competed in two events for the Bears as a junior … stroked the third varsity eight vs. Stanford’s lightweight varsity eight in the big row … part of the open eight that won the grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic

Personal: Lists her biggest sports moment as finishing her first trail running half-marathon ... was a varsity swimmer and played varsity water polo all four years at Modesto High School ... first-team all-conference her senior year, team MVP, second-team all-conference as a junior and an honorable mention selection as a sophomore ... in swimming, her squad finished first in league all four years, and in water polo, her team was the co-champs in her junior campaign ... collected 124 goals her senior year in water polo ... competed for the club team Modesto Stanislaus for water polo ... hobbies include crossfit, photography, hiking and open-water swimming ... hiked half dome last summer ... graduated high school with an International Baccalaureate Diploma ... parents are Tim and Suzanne Byrd ... parents, brother, grandfather and great grandfather all attended Cal, and her sister, Laura, currently attends Cal ... his five siblings ... her brother, Nick, boxed at Cal and her brothers, Eric and Mikey, played water polo at Harvard ... undeclared major ... hopes to work for an international nonprofit company after going to graduate school.

The best part about being on Cal crew is: Everyong encourages you to do your best. It pushes me past my limits everyday.

I chose Cal because: There are endless opportunities. I have never felt so motivated to do anything that interests me. This school really has it all.

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