Wednesday, 7 p.m., Tigers Softball Complex
Julie Meyer joins the program after one season as a volunteer assistant coach and one season as a student assistant coach after a four-year playing career at the University of California. As a volunteer assistant for the Bears, Meyer helped develop the catchers and infielders with everyday drills. Under the tutelage of Cal pitching coach John Reeves, Meyer assisted in calling the games. Prior to becoming a volunteer assistant coach, Meyer served as a student-assistant coach for one season.
As a first baseman/catcher for the Bears in 2004-08, Meyer produced record numbers for the Cal softball program. She finished her playing career ranked fourth all-time in the program's history with 25 home runs. She provided the heroics in the 2008 Regional Championship game when she hit a walk-off ninth inning single to send the Bears to the Super Regional. In 2005, the Bears advanced to the College World Series and Meyer was the starter at first base in every game.
Meyer graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology in 2010. She has worked at various California softball clinics and has volunteered with Special Olympics as an instructor. She was elected as the captain of the Bears in 2007-08 and served as the softball representative to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She was awarded the Donna Terry Scholarship for her outstanding team leadership in 2007.