UCLA Softball BIO
Sam Duran
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Sam Duran 1264393
Position: Utility
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
High School: California HS
Duran appeared in 47 games, entering as a pinch-runner 46 times and a defensive replacement once ... scored the game's only run in the fifth inning of a 1-0 win at San Diego State on Feb. 19 ... scored in four games in a row from March 4-9 ... crossed home plate in three straight appearances on three occasions (Feb. 26-March 2; March 31-April 5; April 20-22) ... played two innings at third base against Kentucky on Feb. 11 and one frame at third versus Auburn on March 3.

Duran played second base for four years at California High School in Whittier, Calif. ... named All-Del Rio League every season, including first team her final three years, and league co-MVP as a senior ... also earned All-Area accolades three times (first team as a junior and senior) ... hit .356 as a senior with 27 runs scored, 20 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases ... helped the Condors to back-to-back, undefeated league titles in her sophomore and junior seasons ... batted .370 as a junior with 28 runs, nine steals and 19 walks ... coached by Jim Kruse ... played club with Pure Fastpitch 18 Gold.

Born Samantha Janese Duran on March 28, 1993 in Whittier, Calif. ... parents are Janice and David Duran ... has a younger sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, David ... chose to attend UCLA because she wanted to play D-I softball and it has always been her dream school ... favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers and their right fielder Andre Ethier, the movies "Grease" and "The Sandlot" and singer Adele ... thing she likes the most about softball is the adrenaline rush when you step on to the field and it seems like nothing else matters ... favorite pastime was waking up early in the morning before the sun came up and driving to a softball tournament with her dad ... biggest athletic thrill was winning a CIF game her senior season on a walk-off hit ... member of Athletes in Action ... undecided on a major, but contemplating becoming a sports psychiatrist.

Sam Duran's Career Statistics


Sam Duran's Game Highs

RUNS SCORED1, 22 Times (last vs. Arizona, 5/5/12)
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