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    44 Tad Reida  
    Tad Reida

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Kokomo, Ind.

    Last College:
    Wichita State

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 200

    Position:
    Infield

    B-T:
    R-R


    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2006)
    Turned in 2-for-4 efforts in the first (3/31) and third (4/1) games at Michigan State, adding an RBI and double in the opener ... went 3-for-4 at Butler (3/29) ... collected his first two-steal game as a Hoosier and scored once in win over Hartford (3/26) ... hit .348 (8-for-23) with a team-best eight RBI on the club's spring trip (3/12-18) ... netted two hits in four at-bats with two RBI in IU's win over Vermont (3/17) ... drove in two runs against both Bradley (3/14) and Fairfield (3/15) ... went 3-for-4 vs. Northern Iowa (3/13) and 3-for-4 in the series finale at Miami (Fla.) on 3/5 to go along with two RBI, two runs and a double.

    AT WICHITA STATE (2004-05)
    Played in 52 games with 35 starts in 2005 ... hit .279 with 19 runs, 38 hits, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 23 RBI and two stolen bases ... had 11 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... recorded three, three-game hitting streaks ... went 2-for-5 with three RBI against Long Beach State on March 20 with his first career home run ... 4-for-5 with three RBI and a double at Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 26 ... was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a double against Iowa on March 26 ... named to the AD's Honor Roll for fall 2004 and spring 2005 ... granted a medical hardship after suffering an arm injury in 2004 ... played in nine games with one start at shortstop ... named to the AD's Honor Roll for fall 2003 and spring 2004.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Lettered four years in baseball, two years in basketball and one year in tennis at Western H.S. ... in baseball, earned all-county honors three times, all-conference honors four times, pre-season all-state honors three times, all-state honors once, Most Valuable Player honors three times and was named a North-South All-Star ... during senior season, batted .540 with 13 home runs, 40 RBI, 50 runs and 16 doubles ... in tennis, was named all-conference and all-county ... the son of Chad and Shelly Reida ... one sister, Tiffany and one brother, Matt ... born May 26, 1985 ... sport marketing and management major.

    If you were to play another sport at IU, what would it be?
    Basketball

    Who would play you in a movie?
    James Dean

    Which professional player would you compare yourself to?
    Khalil Greene - San Diego Padres

    What is your favorite major league ballpark?
    Turner Field - Atlanta Braves

    What is your favorite/most memorable sports moment?
    Playing in the Area Code Games

    Should Pete Rose be eligible for the Hall of Fame?
    Yes

    Should college baseball switch to wooden bats?
    Yes

    Who is the best hitter and pitcher in major league baseball?
    Hitter- Barry Bonds; Pitcher- John Smoltz

    Should baseball impose a salary cap?
    No

    Who is the one MLB pitcher you would want to face?
    Greg Maddux

    Favorite baseball team:
    San Diego Padres

    Favorite player:
    Khalil Greene - San Diego Padres

    Why did you choose IU?
    IU is a good school with a good baseball coach.

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