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#5 Kristen Arriola
Position: Second Base
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Garden Grove, Calif.
High School: Pacifica
Experience: 2 Letters

General: One of Arizona's most consistent hitters with a knack for getting clutch hits in key at-bats ... A solid contact hitter with extra base power.

2011: Started all 61 games at second base ... An All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection ... Saw substantial rises in most statistical categories from her sophomore season ... Ranked fifth in the team in batting average (.320), slugging percentage (.512), hits (55) and home runs (7) ... Batted in 42 runs, fourth most on the squad ... Her 10 doubles were third highest on the team ... Was dynamite with a runner on third and less than two outs, hitting .579 (11-for-19) and driving in runs with four sac flies ... Registered eight sacrifice hits, most on the team ... Fourth on the team with three stolen bases ... Had 13 multi-hit games, including three games with a trio of base-knocks ... Had 10 multi-RBI games, fourth most on the team ... Recorded a hit in each of Arizona's postseason games and ended the season on a six game hitting streak ... Laced together seven consecutive games with a base hit (3/17-3/26) ... Hit a sixth-inning, two-out, bases-loaded triple to score the go-ahead runs that would eventually beat Baylor (3/12)... Hit three home runs in the Kajikawa Classic ... Blasted a grand slam against Cal State Northridge on (3/27) ... Doubled in five games in the seven game span (5/7-5/21) ... Tucson Regional: Recorded a hit, a run scored and an RBI in all three games, including a two-run double vs. Harvard in the first game ... Hit an RBI double down the left field line in each of the first two games ... Drew a walk in each game ... Tucson Super Regional: Had two hits in each game vs. the Sooners.

2010: Emerged as the Wildcats' number one option at second base after battling with Victoria Kemp for the position for the first month of the season ... Started 57 games at second base ... Put together an admirable nine game hit-streak, third longest of any player, between March 20 and April 7 ... Clocked six home runs, the most in her young career ... Showed statistical improvement in all major offensive categories from her freshman campaign ... Saw time in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth spot in the batting order, with the majority (29 games) in the eighth ... Had one of the team's seven triples when she logged a three-bagger against St. John's early in the season ... Unselfishly tallied seven sacrifice bunts to lead the team ... Put a two-run homer into the seats in left field to give Arizona a 5-3 victory over UCLA in walk-off fashion in Arizona's last regular season series ... Had two total home runs in the UCLA series and showcased her power potential with towering foul balls and some great contact in nine at bats ... Tucson Regional: Went 2-for-3 in Arizona's opening game with Cornell while tallying an RBI ... Put pressure on the defense with the bases loaded when she reached on an error that drove home a run in the Wildcats' first matchup with Hofstra ... Tucson Super Regional: Had her best game of the year in the series clinching win against BYU ... Drove home four runs in that affair, a season high, while going 2-for-3 with a double ... WCWS: Tallied an RBI in Arizona's second matchup with Tennessee when she drew a bases-loaded walk in the third ... Was hitless until going 2-for-3 in the Wildcats' final game of the season against UCLA ... Hit a two-run single in the fourth in the game.

2009: Started 32 games at second base, and one at designated player ... Named to the Pac-10 All Freshman team ... Part of a platoon at second base with Victoria Kemp until early Pac-10 season play ... Louisville, Ky. Regional: Saw a pinch-hitting appearance against Purdue in the Regional championship game ... Palo Alto, Calif. Super Regional: Spent time at the dish in a pinch-hitting role in all three games of the Super Regional round ... WCWS: Stepped in for a pinch hit against Alabama.

High School: Pacifica High School, Garden Grove, Calif., 2008 ... Played four years of varsity softball under Kevin Cody and led her team to a CIF Division I runner-up as a sophomore, and a CIF Division II championship as a junior All-Empire League first team as a freshman, sophomore and senior, second team as a junior ... All-Region first team as a sophomore ... All-State second team as a senior ... Nominated to the All-County all-star game in Southern California ... Also received a Scholar Athlete Award as a senior ... played for a number of travel ball teams, including the Worth Firecrackers where she won the 2007 ASA Gold 18-under championship with Arizona teammates Lauren Schutzler and Lini Koria.

Personal: Academic major is nutritional sciences ... Daughter of David and Dolores Arriola ... Father is a truck driver ... Mother is a banker ... Has an older brother, David, Jr. ... Aspires to help people live healthier lifestyles, or work for a professional sports team ... Lists scrapbooking and making picture collages as her hobbies ... Came to UA because she "wanted to be coached by the best and play with the best girls"... Born Kristen Nicole Arriola.

Career Stats:
Year	Avg	GP	GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	SLG%	BB	HBP	SO	GDP	OB%	SF	SH	SB	ATT	PO	A	E	FLD%
2009	.212	53	33	99	32	21	7	0	5	21	43	.434	20	7	25	0	.378	1	2	3	3	62	60	4	.968
2010	.239	54	54	134	28	32	5	1	6	31	57	.425	24	3	26	0	.366	0	7	0	1	77	81	8	.952
2011	.320	61	61	172	34	55	10	1	7	42	88	.512	22	3	23	2	.398	4	4	3	3	110	83	9	.955
TOTAL	.267	168	148	405	94	108	22	2	18	94	188	.464	66	13	74	2	.382	5	13	6	7	249	224	21	.957

Career Honors: 2011 All-Pac-10 (Honorable Mention) 2009 Pac-10 All-Freshman C.A.T.S. Student-Athlete of the Month (October, 2008)

Career Single-Game Highs: Hits: 3, Utah State, Mar 04, 2011 ; Baylor, Mar 12, 2011 ; Cal State Northridge, Mar 25, 2011 Doubles: 2, at UCLA, Apr 04, 2009 Triples: 1, St. Johns, Mar 11, 2010 ; Baylor, Mar 12, 2011 Home runs: 2, UTEP, Mar 04, 2009 Total bases: 8, UTEP, Mar 04, 2009 RBI: 6, UTEP, Mar 04, 2009 Runs scored: 3, UTEP, Mar 04, 2009 ; Utah State, Mar 04, 2011 ; Cal State Northridge, Mar 27, 2011 Walks: 3, at Oregon, May 07, 2010 Hit by pitch: 2, North Dakota State, Feb 20, 2009 Struck out: 3, vs Fresno State, Feb 26, 2010 Sac flies: 1, 5 times Sac bunts: 2, California, May 12, 2011 At bats: 4, 16 times Stolen bases: 1, 6 times Caught stealing: 1, vs Baylor, Feb 28, 2010 Field chances: 9, UCLA, Apr 24, 2009 Putouts: 5, 5 times Assists: 6, UCLA, Apr 24, 2009 ; at New Mexico State, Mar 18, 2009

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