Amanda Kamekona
Amanda Kamekona

Player Profile

Chino Hills, Calif.

High School:
Ayala HS/Cal State Fullerton

Last College:
Cal State Fullerton





Kamekona helped her ASA team, the SoCal Hurricanes, to an ASA Women's National Championship ... was teammates with fellow Bruin Megan Langenfeld.

Earned first-team All-Pac-10, second-team All-Pacific Region and third-team All-American honors after leading the Bruins in home runs (14), runs batted in (46), runs scored (47), doubles (17) and slugging percentage (.663) ... also finished first in total bases (128) and sacrifice hits (13), tied for first in stolen bases (8) and triples (2) and third in hits (65) ... hit .337 on the season and was one of three Bruins to start all 60 contests ... ranked in the Pac-10 Top 10 in eight offensive categories, including tied for third in doubles and sacrifices, sixth in slugging and tied for ninth in homers and RBI ... set a UCLA single-game record with eight RBI against Santa Clara on Feb. 9 ... finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two doubles and her first home run as a Bruin ... went 5-for-11 (.455) with four runs scored, five runs batted in and two homers during Regional play (May 16-18) ... hit two home runs in a game three times against Cal State Northridge (March 13), Arizona State (May 3) and Cal State Fullerton (May 16) ... was named Pac-10, NFCA and USA Softball Player of the Week on May 6 after going 6-for-10 (.600) with three runs, five RBI and three bombs against Arizona and Arizona State (May 2-4) ... posted a team-best, 14-game hitting streak from April 18-May 18, hitting .420 (21-for-50) with 13 runs scored, 14 RBI and six home runs ... drove in the game-winning run 10 times and scored the game winner on 10 more occasions ... had 17 multiple-hit contests, with 12 games with two hits and five with three ... notched three-hit games against Santa Clara, Baylor (Feb. 23), UC Santa Barbara (March 25), Arizona State (May 4) and Florida (May 31) ... scored three runs in a game twice against Santa Clara and Portland State (Feb. 16) ... also stole three bases against Portland State ... had 11 contests with multiple RBI, including four against Arizona State on May 3 ... had three-RBI efforts against Saint Peter's (March 2), California (April 6) and Cal State Fullerton (May 16) ... scored a run in eight straight games from May 3-18 and in seven consecutive contests from Feb. 16-24 ... crossed home plate multiple times in 12 games.

Helped her ASA team, the SoCal Sliders, to a second-place finish at the Majors Tournament ... hit .370 with 27 runs scored, 30 RBI and five home runs.

Appeared in 46 games, making 42 starts, after missing almost a month due to a hand injury ... named to the All-Big West Conference First Team ... was second on the team with a .326 average and six stolen bases ... had four home runs, 26 RBI and 23 runs scored ... recorded eight doubles, four triples and a .521 slugging percentage ... batted .310 with 10 RBI during Big West play ... was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against Oregon State on Feb. 11 ... tallied three hits four times on the season, including in back-to-back games against nationally-ranked Texas A&M and Georgia ... tied for second on the team with 12 multiple hit games and third on the squad with seven multiple RBI games ... tallied a team-best seven-game hitting streak from April 22-30, hitting .348 (8-for-23) in that span.

Played in 50 games, making 49 starts ... finished third on the team in hitting at .284, scoring 18 runs, slamming two home runs and driving in 11 ... tallied her first career hit in a 2-for-4 effort against Georgia (Feb. 6) ... finished tied for third on the team with 10 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 effort with three runs scored against Illinois State (March 5) ... also had three hits in a game four times ... had a six-game hitting streak from March 5-16, during which she hit .450 (9-for-20), and a five-game hitting streak at the beginning of the year (Feb. 6-26), in which she hit .526 (10-for-19) with six runs and a pair of runs batted in.

Kamekona played softball as a senior at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, Calif., also earning two letters on the Bulldogs' baseball team as a freshman and sophomore ... also played volleyball and water polo ... played club with Gordon's Panthers.

Born Amanda Lauren Kamekona on April 5, 1986 in Glendale, Calif. ... parents are Rosemary and Kory Kamekona ... has a younger sister, Iolani and a younger brother, KJ ... favorite academic class is english ... chose UCLA for the tradition, prestige and history of winning national championships ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as receiving her acceptance letter to UCLA ... admires baseball shortstops Derek Jeter and Ozzie Smith ... favorites include the movie "Bull Durham", actor Anthony Hopkins, singer Lil' Wayne and athletes Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan ... hobbies include reading, writing in her journal and watching movies ... majoring in sociology.

Amanda Kamekona's Career Statistics
2005-06 Stats at Cal State Fullerton


Amanda Kamekona's UCLA Game Highs

AT-BATS5, vs. Rutgers (3/8/08)
5, at UC Santa Barbara (3/25/08)
RUNS SCORED3, vs. Santa Clara (2/9/08)
3, vs. Portland State (2/16/08)
HITS3, Five Times
RUNS BATTED IN8, vs. Santa Clara (2/9/08)
DOUBLES2, vs. Santa Clara (2/9/08)
TRIPLES1, vs. Wisconsin (2/17/08)
1, vs. Rutgers (3/8/08)
HOME RUNS2, Three Times
WALKS2, Four Times
STOLEN BASES3, vs. Portland State (2/16/08)
SACRIFICE FLIES1, vs. Santa Clara (2/9/08)