April 30, 2012
BERKELEY - With Senior Day just a couple weeks away, CalBears.com 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 CalBears.com to talk about her time with the Bears.
CalBears.com: 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.
CalBears.com: What will you miss most about Cal?
ER: All the weird things that go down in Berkeley.
CalBears.com: 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.
CalBears.com: 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.
CalBears.com: 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.
CalBears.com: 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.
CalBears.com: What is your favorite place to eat in Berkeley?
ER: I would have to say Zachary's. I will definitely miss that place.
CalBears.com: 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.
CalBears.com: 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.