Sophomore Goes For Another NCAA Medal

May 27, 2004

In the days leading up to the NCAA National Championships, members of Cal Crew are highlighted. Each member discusses some of their favorite things, and what they do in preparation for a race. Today sophomore Erin Reinhardt is profiled.

Though only a sophomore, Reinhardt has made her presence known. As a freshman, she rowed in the six seat in the second varsity eight boat, and helped her team capture the bronze medal at the NCAA championships. This year, she is rowing bow in the varsity eight boat, and will try and help Cal win it's first national title in 24 years.

Nickname: RhineyPosition: PortFavorite...	Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind	TV show: Wild Boyz         Athlete: I don't have a favorite, but it would                    probably be someone on our team.	Sport to play (other than crew): kickboxing	Sport to watch (on TV or in person): mxc (most                          extreme elimination challenge)	Food: cookies and cream milkshake with                tapioca balls at the bottom...it's amazing.	Band/Artist: The Beatles
Q: How did you get involved in crew?A: All my friends decided to do it freshman year of high school, so I thoughtI'd try it out.  They all ended up quitting after the first year but I lovedit and have been rowing ever since.

Q: Why did you choose to come to Cal?A: I saw in Cal's crew team a great coach, hardworking nice girls, and thepossibility of being national rowing champions within reach. I wanted tocome to Cal to make a difference and help the team achieve that goal.

Q: At the beginning of the season, what is the one thing youmost look forward to? What is the thing you dread the most?A: I look the most forward to rowing with people who are amazing rowers.I dread 2K tests on the erg the most.

Q: What is your pre-race routine/superstition?A: I drink a whole bottle of red Gatorade an hour before the race and downa tri-berry pack of Gu 15 minutes before the start.

Q: What are the last 3 CD's you bought?A: Maroon five, the strokes 'hard to explain' CD, and radiohead's Kid-A CD.I haven't bought CDs in awhile...

Q: If you were stranded on a desert island, who would youbring with you, and what 3 things would you want to take?A: I'd bring someone who knew how to fly a helicopter, water, food, and ...a helicopter.

Q: What is your greatest achievement in crew?A: Winning Pac-10s last year in the JV- eight and placing third in the U.S.at nationals.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?A: Sleep, drive to random places and explore, eat out, go to theme parks,build things.....anything that pops into my head.

Q: If you could trade places with anyone (celebrity or not)who would it be? Why?A: Why would I want to trade places with anyone? I think my life isawesome.

Q: Who/what inspires you?A: Seeing people really pour their hearts into something, anything really,is inspirational.

Q: What is the one song/type of music that you think should bebanned from the erg room?A: The 'get tipsy' song, also songs from musicals, songs by Phil Collins, orfor that matter any song that falls under the category of 'easy listening'.

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