|High School:||Concord HS|
Elder appeared in 15 games and made five starts for the Matadors in the pitching circle in her first playing season with the club … finished the year 1-5 with a 3.73 ERA, two complete games, 19 strikeouts and a .325 opponent batting average in 45 innings of work … won her first career start by tossing 4.1 innings of one-run softball against Utah State … tossed a season-high eight innings with six strikeouts against UC Davis.
Elder did not appear in any games in 2011 and will enter the 2012 season as a redshirt freshman.
Concord High School
Elder was a four-year letterwinner for the Minutemen ... named to the All-Diablo Valley Athletic League team following all four seasons ... named the 2010 East Bay Softball Player of the Year by the Contra Costa Times ... during 2010 season, posted 0.38 ERA as pitcher and batted .383 with 22 RBIs at the plate ... graduated in 2010.
Born on Aug. 13, 1992 ... daughter of Cindy Sawtelle and Jim Elder ... stepfather is Bill Sawtelle ... stepmother is Kathy Elder ... has two brothers, Garrett and Ben, and two sisters, Courtney and Danielle ... favorites include the San Francisco Giants and their catcher Buster Posey, "The Real World" and Shania Twain ... once met former major league hurler Randy Johnson ... would like to switch places with Carrie Underwood for a day ... could not live without chap stick ... lists her parents as her greatest heroes ... majoring in English.