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  Toria Auelua
Toria Auelua

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Garden Grove, Ca.

High School:
Pacifica HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
C/3B

Birthdate:
01/19/1981

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2002 - Alternated between third base and catcher with Tairia Mims during the early weeks of the season . Played primarily at third base through the latter part of the pre-conference season and through Pac-10 play . Caught Amanda Freed?s no-hitter vs. Texas on Feb. 9. Went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored against Texas Tech on Feb. 15 at the UNLV Classic. That game included her lone home run of the season.

2001 - Went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and a game-winning home run on Feb. 24 at Texas . Tore the meniscus in her right knee two days later while catching warm-up pitches in the bottom of the first inning of game one at Southwest Texas State. Underwent surgery on the knee on Feb. 28. Was out of the lineup until returning as a pinch-hitter on April 13 against Washington. Made her defensive comeback on April 18 against Stanford as a late-inning replacement at third base. Made her first start and played her first complete game since the injury on May 6 against Oregon State at Easton Stadium. Went 2-for-3 with a walk in UCLA?s regular season finale at Arizona State on May 12, her first multi-hit game since the surgery. Hit .333 at UCLA?s NCAA Regional, going 3-for-9 with a run scored and a double. Was perfect defensively at third base with 10 assists at UCLA?s NCAA Regional. Had a double and a home run at the Women?s College World Series, hitting .273 (3-for-11).

Summer 2001 - Played with the U.S. National Team for USA Blue, hitting .467 (7-for-15) with one double and seven RBI in the Pan-Am Qualifier in Marcay, Venezuela. USA Blue won the Qualifier . ASA team, Smoke, finished tied for fifth at the ASA Women?s Open Fastpitch Championships.

2000 - Pinch-hit in the seventh inning of the Regional Championship game against Florida State . Singled to left field in that at-bat. Threw out a potential base stealer seven times on the year. Did not have a passed ball behind the plate. Started UCLA?s first 39 games of the season either in the outfield, as the DP or behind the plate. Caught for all three Bruin pitchers during the season, starting 17 games behind the plate . UCLA?s record was 14-3 with Auelua catching. Singled in her first collegiate at-bat.

High School - Played for the U.S. Junior Olympic team in Taipei, Taiwan, a team that took silver in the tournament. Member of Gordons Panthers club team that earned a national championship in 1998 and runner-up finishes in 1997 and 1999. High school team, Pacifica, was the 1999 CIF Division III Champions. Team MVP for the CIF champs as a catcher. Named first-team All-American, All-League and All-County as a junior and senior. All-CIF as a senior. Team won three CIF Division III championships and the 1997 national championshiph. Hit .462 as a senior for Pacifica.

Personal - Full name is Toria Manuia Auelua . Born Jan. 19, 1981, in Anaheim Hills, CA . Parents are Mark and Virginia. Has one younger sister, Tiare, and three younger brothers, Alfonso, Mavrick and Danielson . Enjoys spending time with friends and family and playing volleyball. History major.

AUELUA'S CAREER STATS

YearAvg.GP/GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSL%SB-ATTPOAEFL%
Fr., 2000.21547/4212111263101031.2562-3115296.960
So., 2001.28435/29818232021031.3831-242622.981
Jr., 2002.21857/5714213318111044.3103-36111210.945
Total.233139/1263443280132330106.3086-821820318.959


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