Senior Q&A With Elia Reid
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/30/2012

April 30, 2012

BERKELEY - With Senior Day just a couple weeks away, is catching up with all of the seniors, and today's Q&A participant is Elia Reid. Last season, Reid was named an All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention and the March 7 Player of the Week. During conference play her sophomore year, she led the Bear starters by hitting .327, playing primarily in right field. Meriting 52 starts as a freshman in 2009, she was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team after racking up 26 steals, 27 RBI and six homers. Elia Reid graciously lent her time to to talk about her time with the Bears. What is your best Cal story or favorite Cal experience?

Elia Reid: I would say winning the Lexington Super Regional in 2011. That was by far the best experience I have had so far at Cal. What will you miss most about Cal?

ER: All the weird things that go down in Berkeley. Has Cal lived up to or has it been different or better than the expectations you had of it as a freshman?

ER: Well as a freshman, I dreaded the dorms, but I made the most out of it. What has been the most embarrassing or funny story in your years at Cal?

ER: This one time, I was running to class and turned the corner and tripped over a planter and fell face first on the ground. I could not help but laugh, and Jamia could not stop herself from laughing either. What advice would you give to freshmen?

ER: Make sure they stay on top of their school work. I know college is supposed to be the time of your life, but that degree is for the rest of your life. What was the best class you took?

ER: I would have to say SOC 101. Professor Swindler was really enthusiastic and kept the class alive. What is your favorite place to eat in Berkeley?

ER: I would have to say Zachary's. I will definitely miss that place. What memories or games stick out in your mind from your time in the Blue & Gold?

ER: The memory that sticks out to me is getting that chartered flight to the World Series and flying first class while the rest of the team sat in coach. What does it mean to be a part of Cal softball?

ER: It means a lot to be able to be a part of this team. I was able to play with a great group of girls all four years. As well as having a supporting coaching staff. I will definitely miss the little moments.