NORMAN, Okla. -- SoonerSports.com presents this Sooner Spotlight on OU infielder Aaron Reza. The sophomore from Patterson, Calif., joined the Sooners this season from Modesto Junior College.
Reza is currently batting .312 for the season and leads the team with 12 RBI. The Patterson, Calif., native has helped lead OU to wins over two ranked teams this season.
Against then-No. 19 Long Beach State, his former team, Reza recorded an RBI single to help move the Sooners to a 2-0 lead. Sunday, the sophomore hit his first career home run with a two-run shot that helped OU top then-No. 22 Notre Dame.
Reza and the Sooners return to action this weekend against UC Riverside at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Jobs I’ve held...
Prime Shine Express car wash
Interests outside of baseball...
Football and fishing
Event that most shaped my life...
Death of my grandparents
Reason behind the uniform number...
Game or practice superstitions...
Have to put on my uniform the same way every game
Mother is an attendance clerk at a school; Father employed with Stanislaus Irrigation District
What is your favorite OU tradition...
List three words that describe you...
Laid back, easy going, competitive
Name one thing that fans don’t know about you...
I laugh at everything.
Why did you choose OU?
The winning tradition and the respect the coaches and players have for each other.
If possible, what's one thing you would bring from your hometown?
Bruiser, my pug
What’s the one memory that stands out from your childhood?
Little league baseball
What was your favorite baseball team when you were younger?
San Francisco Giants
Who is your favorite non-baseball athlete?
What is the best piece of advice that a coach gave you?
A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits.
Most interesting thing I did this summer...
Play in the Cape Cod League.
Getting to be a Sooner
The person I pattern my game after is...
What can you not go without during the baseball season?
What music/musician do you like to listen to before a game?
What is your favorite thing to do in Norman?
What is your dream job?
Big League Infielder
What are your plans after college?
Ultimate sports center highlight...
Anything with Jim Edmonds
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