UCLA Softball BIO
Alyssa Tiumalu
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Alyssa Tiumalu 1264400
Position: Utility
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Pleasant Grove HS

Tiumalu started 27 games (17 at C, 7 at 3B, 2 at 1B and 1 at DP) and hit .197 with a homer, eight runs batted in and nine runs scored ... missed 32 games because of a pair of concussions, including the last 25 of the season ... doubled at Stanford on March 28 and added two hits the next night on a pair of singles, also driving in a run, scoring and walking ... recorded her first career triple against Virginia Tech earlier that day ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI double at San Diego State (March 3), walking twice and getting an RBI and a run earlier that day versus New Mexico ... had a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 11th inning in a win over Boise State on March 2 ... drove in a run against Nevada on Feb. 24 and scored earlier that day versus #10 LSU ... belted a solo homer on Feb. 17 against Louisiana-Monroe ... tied a career high with three hits, also scoring a run, against #17 Texas A&M on Feb. 10 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI versus Wright State (Feb. 9) and added a single earlier that day against McNeese State.

Played in 33 games, making 26 starts, and hit .169 with two home runs and eight runs batted in ... added six runs and five walks ... went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI single against Arizona on May 4 ... drew a pair of bases-loaded walks one night later versus the Wildcats for another two-RBI game ... belted a solo home run on April 20 against Utah ... had two hits and an RBI the following contest versus the Utes ... scored twice and singled in a run at Cal Poly on March 27 ... singled home a run on May 10 at Oregon.

Was named to the All-Pac-10 Freshman team and was fourth on the squad with nine home runs and a .556 slugging percentage ... added a .302 batting average, 24 runs batted in, 21 walks and five doubles ... posted a .993 fielding percentage with only two errors in 286 chances ... had nine multiple-hit games and six multi-RBI contests ... tore her ACL in game two of the Gainesville Regional after posting a sacrifice fly and a single in four plate appearances ... went 3-for-8 (.375) in the Arizona series (May 6-8), recording a pair of singles in game two and hitting a two-run homer in game three ... belted solo homers in back-to-back games against Washington on April 22 and 23 ... smashed a game-tying, two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh against Stanford on April 8, going 2-for-4 with two walks ... hit a two-run homer and added a double and two runs scored on April 3 against Oregon State ... went 2-for-2 with a solo homer against Ohio on March 24 and followed that with another solo bomb in the first game of a March 29 doubleheader versus UC Santa Barbara ... walked twice in three straight games against Sacramento State (March 11), Long Beach State (March 11) and Cal State Fullerton (March 12), scoring twice versus the Titans ... was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 1 after hitting .625 (10-for-16) in six games with two homers, five RBI and five runs scored ... held a 12-game hitting streak from Feb. 18-March 4, batting .528 (19-for-36) with 11 RBI and a pair of homers ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI double against BYU on March 4 ... hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning against Northwestern on Feb. 27 ... posted her first three-hit game later that day versus Ohio State, driving in a pair and scoring a run ... blasted her first collegiate homer against Florida on Feb. 25, going 2-for-3 ... added two more hits, a walk and a run later that night versus Oklahoma ... reached in all three plate appearances at Cal State Northridge (Feb. 23) on a double, walk and hit by pitch, also scoring a run ... hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning against SIU Edwardsville, going 2-for-2 with two walks ... had RBI singles in a pair of contests on Feb. 19 against Utah and Portland State ... drove in a pair on a single and scored a run against Utah State (Feb. 20) ... made her first collegiate start behind the plate on Feb. 13 against San Diego State.

Tiumalu played four years of varsity softball at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. ... named an Under Armour and ESPN Rise All-American as a senior, also earning Delta River League co-MVP and PGHS Female Athlete of the Year honors ... led all league players with 43 runs batted in as a senior and was second with seven home runs, adding a .450 batting average, 11 doubles and 27 runs scored ... received Cal-Hi Sports All-State and Sacramento Bee All-Metro accolades in each of her last three seasons ... was also named first-team, all-league every year and All-City in 2009 and '10 ... helped the Eagles to the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title in 2009 and a Delta River League championship in 2010 ... hit .437 for her career with 12 homers, 116 RBI, 84 runs, 37 doubles, a .744 slugging percentage and a .540 on base percentage ... coached by J.T. Tiumalu ... also played one year of golf ... played club with California Grapettes and Sorcerer Phil.

Born Alyssa Justine Tiumalu on March 4, 1992 in San Jose, Calif. ... parents are Cindy and J.T. Tiumalu ... has three younger sisters, Brianna, Kamryn and Tori ... chose to attend UCLA because it is the best school for athletics and academics and for UCLA softball's winning tradition ... thing she likes the most about softball is game strategy ... favorites include actor Channing Tatum, the New York Yankees and the movie "Lilo & Stitch" ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as winning Pleasant Grove's first section championship in 2009 ... hobbies include jamming to grimes with Jazmine "Chewy" Sosa, going to random concerts, viewing art galleries and going to the beach ... majoring in psychology, but would like to either work for ESPN or become a college coach.

Alyssa Tiumalu's Career Statistics
2011 .302 47-46 126 19 38 5 0 9 24 70 .556 21 2 38 0 .401 3 4 0-0
2012 .169 33-26 65 6 11 0 0 2 8 17 .262 5 2 16 3 .250 0 0 0-0
2013 .197 27-27 76 9 15 2 1 1 8 22 .289 5 1 15 0 .253 1 2 0-0
TOTALS .240 107-99 267 34 64 7 1 12 40 109 .408 31 5 69 3 .326 4 6 0-0

Alyssa Tiumalu's Game Highs
AT-BATS 4, 16 Times (last at Stanford, 3/29/13)
RUNS SCORED 2, vs. Cal State Fullerton (3/12/11)
2, vs. Oregon State (4/3/11)
2, at Cal Poly (3/27/12)
HITS 3, vs. Ohio State (2/27/11)
3, vs. BYU (3/4/11)
3, vs. Texas A&M (2/10/13)
RUNS BATTED IN 2, Eight Times (last vs. Arizona, 5/5/12)
DOUBLES 1, Seven Times (last at Stanford, 3/28/13)
TRIPLES 1, vs. Virginia Tech (3/8/13)
HOME RUNS 1, 12 Times (last vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 2/17/13)
TOTAL BASES 6, vs. Oregon State (4/3/11)
WALKS 2, Seven Times (last vs. New Mexico, 3/3/13)
SACRIFICE HITS 1, Six Times (last at San Diego State, 3/3/13)
SACRIFICE FLIES 1, Four Times (last vs. Boise State, 3/2/13)
HIT BY PITCHES 1, Five Times (last vs. LSU, 2/24/13)
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