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  Claire Sua
Claire Sua

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cooper City, FL

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height:
5-7

Position:
1B/DP

Birthdate:
12/31/1981

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2003 Honors/Awards: First-Team All-American as a designated player. First-Team All-Pacific Region. First-team All-Pac-10 selection.

2003: Moved from DP to first base beginning with the Apr. 27 game vs. Stanford at UCLAÕs Easton Stadium. Had 11 multi-hit games, including seven games with two hits, three games with three hits and one game with four hits. The four-hit game was UCLAÕs NCAA Regional opener against Colgate, with Sua going 4-for-4, all singles, with two RBIs. Had 16 multi-RBI games, including 12 games with two RBIs, three games with three RBIs and a four-RBI effort against Missouri on Feb. 28. That game saw Sua go 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBIs. Had a nine-game hitting streak extending from UCLAÕs May 2 game against Oregon through the teamÕs first match-up with Michigan State on May 17 at NCAA Regionals. Also had a streak of four straight games with a home run, including Apr. 13 at Oregon, the 18th and 19th against Washington and Apr. 25 against California. Second on the team with 17 home runs, four behind teammate Tairia Mims. Had a game-tying home run in UCLAÕs Saturday win over Michigan State (May 17) at NCAA Regionals. Third on the team with 51 RBIs. Also had six doubles. Ranked 10th in the NCAA statistical rankings in home runs per game (0.3/game), and 21st in RBI per game (0.91).

2002 Honors/Awards: Third-team NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-American. First-team All-Pacific Region at designated player. Second-team All-Pac-10.

2002: Hit a game-winning grand slam home run on Apr. 24 against Washington at Easton Stadium. Had a second slam in the first inning of game two against Arizona State on May 11. Hit five home runs in as many games between April 20-27. Homered in consecutive at-bats on Apr. 27 at No. 7 Stanford. Had 16 multi-RBI games, second on the team to Stacey Nuveman. Pitched in four games, including a five-inning two-hitter against UC Riverside on Feb. 20 (G1). Earned the win in that game, and on Mar. 8 against UNC Greensboro, relieving Keira Goerl after three innings of an 8-0 six-inning win.

2001: All-Tournament at the WomenÕs College World Series, recording six of the teamÕs 13 RBI and one of the teamÕs two home runs. Had a two-RBI single to right in the sixth inning in UCLAÕs WCWS opener against Iowa, scoring both of the Bruin runs in the win. Hit a three-run home run the next day against Stanford. Also singled in a run on May 27 against LSU at the WCWS. Second-team All-Pac-10. Hit .417 going 5-for-12 with a home run and two runs scored during the NCAA Regional. Had two grand slams, both first inning shots at Easton Stadium. Posted 16 multiple RBI games, including three at the WCWS. Had grand slams on Feb. 10 (game one) vs. San Diego and March 3 vs. South Florida (game one). Had four hits, including a bases loaded single in the bottom of the 14th inning, to defeat No. 13 Washington on April 13. Finished ranked in the Pac-10 in batting average (.380/10th, 55th in the NCAA), hits (78/ninth), RBI (56/eighth, 33rd in NCAA) and on-base percentage (.453/10th).

High School: Gatorade Player of the Year for softball in the state of Florida. Six-time first-team All-Broward County honoree. Four-time State Player of the Year and Broward County Player of the Year. Hit .538 as a senior with 42 RBI, 31 runs, 10 doubles and 10 home runs with an on-base percentage of .734. Career high school numbers included a .474 average, 143 hits, 140 RBI, 97 runs and 27 home runs to go with a 48-4 record in the circle, 534 strikeouts and a 0.36 ERA. Pitched a 94-inning stretch without allowing an earned run. Played ASA with the Clearwater Lady Bombers. Named a first-team ASA All-American in 1999, as her team finished third at Gold Nationals, the best-ever finish for an east coast team. Also competed three years on the varsity volleyball team. Two-time All-County volleyball player.


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