Sooner Spotlight

  Aaron Reza | Baseball | Sophomore

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.

Aaron Reza Bio | Oklahoma Baseball | 2006 Schedule

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...
Favorite number

Game or practice superstitions...
Have to put on my uniform the same way every game

Mother/Father occupation...
Mother is an attendance clerk at a school; Father employed with Stanislaus Irrigation District

Famous relatives...
None

What is your favorite OU tradition...
Winning

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?
Marshall Faulk

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.

Biggest accomplishments...
Getting to be a Sooner

The person I pattern my game after is...
Cesar Izturis

What can you not go without during the baseball season?
Winning

What music/musician do you like to listen to before a game?
Any

What is your favorite thing to do in Norman?
Play baseball

What is your dream job?
Big League Infielder

What are your plans after college?
Radiology School

Ultimate sports center highlight...
Anything with Jim Edmonds

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