Summer 2002 - Selected as one of seven Bruins on the 17-member World Championship team by USA Softball. Was error-free in 17 games over three tournaments on 65 chances. Hit .500 (3-for-6) with a .667 slugging percentage at the World Championship tournament. Caught Lori HarriganÕs 11-strikeout no-hitter against Netherlands Antilles on Aug. 1. Started two games at the U.S. Cup hitting .333 with 16 defensive chances. Played in eight games, starting four, at the Canada Cup. Had two RBIs and had 24 putouts and three assists defensively.
2002 Honors/Awards- Second-team All-Pac-10. All-Tournament at the NCAA Regional.
2002 - UCLAÕs primary first baseman, but also spent time behind the plate. Had 14 multi-RBI games and 15 multi-hit games during the season. Through the final 15 games of UCLAÕs season, Mims had a team-high 16 RBIs and 10 runs scored. Provided the game-winning RBI with a two-out solo home run in the first inning on Apr. 28 at No. 7 Stanford. Recorded both RBIs in UCLAÕs 2-1 victory over Oregon on May 3, with an RBI double and a solo home run. Notched the first four RBIs the following day at Oregon State with an RBI double and a three-run home run to give UCLA a 4-0 lead after two innings. Came up big again at NCAA Regionals, recording a two-run home run against Liberty that opened UCLAÕs scoring, an RBI double and walk-off eighth-inning home run against Georgia and the only RBI of UCLAÕs Regional Championship win over South Carolina. Her 55 season RBIs rank 13th in UCLA history. Ranks third in UCLA history with 16 doubles in a season. Her 13 home runs rank ninth in Bruin history.
2001 Honors/Awards- Second-team All-American at third base. Second-team All-Pacific Region at third base. First-team All-Pac-10. All-College World Series. Most Outstanding Player of UCLAÕs NCAA Regional, hitting .467 (7-for-15) with two doubles, two home runs and three runs scored for a 1.000 slugging percentage. Pac-10 Player of the Week for Feb. 19.
2001 - Started all 68 games in one of four positions: third base (27), right field (14), catcher (11) and first base (16). Moved across the diamond to first base with the return of Toria Auelua from injury. Had a two home run game against Wisconsin on Feb. 17 and a two-double game on May 18 vs. Cal State Northridge. Homered in three consecutive games at the UNLV Classic en route to Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for Feb. 12-18 after hitting six home runs with 19 RBI during that stretch. Led the team in multi-RBI games with 22. Had 12 games with three or more RBIs. Season-long 12-game hit streak stretched from Feb. 7 (game two) through Feb. 24. Second on the team in slugging percentage with a .718 mark. Finished ranked in the Pac-10 in RBI (73/third, ninth in the NCAA), doubles (18/third), runs scored (54/sixth), home runs (17/sixth), slugging percentage, hits (80/seventh) and (.718/seventh, 23rd in the NCAA).
Summer 2001 - Played with the U.S. National Team for USA Red. Team won the U.S. Cup and placed third at the Canada Cup. ASA team, the Phoenix Storm, won the ASA WomenÕs Open Major Fastpitch National Championships. Named a first-team ASA All-American.
2000 - Named to the WomenÕs College World Series All-Tournament Team. Hit .600 for the WCWS, the second-highest of any player in the WCWS. Opened her collegiate career with a three-run home run in her first at-bat as a Bruin. Homered in both games at ArizonaÕs Hillenbrand Stadium in her hometown of Tucson, AZ. Hit .333 in the Los Angeles regional, with two runs scored, two RBI and a home run against Florida State on May 20. Started all 59 games, 54 at first base and five at third base. Third on the team with nine home runs. Tied for third on the team with 32 RBI.
High School - Played with the U.S. Junior Olympic team in the summer of 1999 in Taipei, Taiwan. First-team All-State as a member of the 5A state runner-up team. Salpointe Catholic earned the 1996 Arizona 5A softball title. Also lettered twice for the Salpointe basketball team, which finished third in the state her senior year..
Personal - Full name is Tairia Mims. Born January 9, 1981, in Tucson, AZ. Parents are LeRoy and Jacqueline. Engaged to former Bruin menÕs basketball player Jason Flowers. History major.
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