Savannah Reier, former Northridge multi-sport athlete and Shelton State and University of Hawaii basketball player, joined The Gary Harris Show this week. Reier discussed her athletic career path, what led her to playing high school football and what's next up for her after finishing up at Hawaii. You can listen to the entire interview on Soundcloud or the Tide 100.9 Youtube page.

Reier credited her time in club sports and her family support system as the reason she was able to manage playing so many sports in high school. Reier played soccer, basketball and football in high school. She was the starting kicker at Northridge High School as a senior.

She told told the story of what made her consider place kicking in high school and how that unfolded. A social media video shot by her mother was seen by the high school coaches and they approached her to try out. Reier did well in the try out and kicked in South Carolina in her sophomore and junior year. She considered giving up kicking when the family moved to Alabama but decided to stick with it and ended up starting again her senior year.

Reier said her presence on the team made opposing teams uncomfortable but she said she felt accepted by her own teammates because she performed well and participated in all the summer weightlifting and conditioning.

She was offered a spot on the Shelton State women's basketball team and played for the Bucs for two season before being noticed by several larger colleges, which led her to playing for Hawaii.

Reier viewed the chance to play at Hawaii as an opportunity to do something she normally wouldn't get to do. She said she fell in love with the university as soon as she visited.

She is eligible for one more year of athletic competition in college and is exploring her options playing either soccer or football. Reier is currently in the transfer portal and looking for an opportunity to keep her athletic career alive. The pandemic has slowed down her search but is hopeful that opportunities will present themselves.

Check out the entire interview on Soundcloud or Youtube. You can listen to The Gary Harris Show each weekday from 9-11 a.m. on Tide 100.9 FM or stream it anywhere on the free TIDE1009APP.

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