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Jill Malina bio
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 25, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona ?- 2006: Started five games, all in right field, hitting in one of those contests ... Women’s College World Series (June 1-6): Pinch ran in Game 1 of Championship Series ... Tucson Regional (5/18-20) Pinch ran in two games, scoring one run ... In her first career plate appearance, with the bases loaded and two out against Arizona State, took a pitch off the leg to drive in the game’s first run in Arizona’s April 15 victory over the Sun Devils ... Scored four runs and stole a base in her pinch-running appearances.


High School: Pinnacle High School, 2005 ... Four-year scholar athlete ... Co-captain of softball team senior year ... NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... All-Tribune first team, all-Northeast Valley first team and all-state honorable mention in 2005 ... National Honor Society and Society of Women Scholars member ... 2005 Fiesta Bowl Scholarship ... Team’s offensive MVP in 2005 ... Also a four-year letterwinner in soccer ... Co-captain on soccer team senior year ... Holds career and single season records in runs and stolen bases at Pinnacle.


Personal: Area of academic interest is physical education ... Wants to become a teacher because “it is a very important and rewarding occupation” ... Would also like to coach softball ... Enjoys hanging out with family and friends, as well as participating in other sports and going to the movies ...  Daughter of Joseph and Catherine Malina ... Father is Vice President of Finance Alliance Beverage and an Eastern Illinois grad ... Mother is a kindergarten teacher and Chicago State alum ... Brother Steve graduated from Arizona, and brother Kevin currently attends Arizona ... Born Jill Lauren Malina on April 4, 1987, in Chicago, Ill.