Ellie Byrd
Ellie Byrd

Player Profile

Modesto, Calif.

High School:
Modesto HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170


Cal Places Second In San Diego

San Diego Crew Classic


Top-Ranked Bears Sweep Stanford

Cal Dominates Cardinal as Team Jill


Bears Start Strong at Lake Natoma Invite

Varsity Eight Picks Up Two First-Day Wins

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.