Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Leneah Manuma
Leneah Manuma

RS Senior

San Diego Calif.

High School:
Serra HS




Arizona: Manuma continued to show how dominating she could be offensively in 2002... The All-American led the club with 21 home runs and 70 RBI... Manuma led the NCAA most of the season in home runs... Her 21 home runs was a Pac-10 best and gave her an eventual shot at the UA career record of 85 with continued progress... The 21 clouts are No. 7 on the UA single-season list and her 40 total also check in at No. 7 among Arizona’s all-time storied sluggers... Has hit two homers in a game six times in her career... Had 17 multiple RBI games in 2002, and knocked three grand slams... Manuma earned second consecutive first-team All-America honors... First-team All-Pacific Region and first-team All-Pac-10... Turned in an outstanding .992 fielding percentage, two one-hundredths off the UA’s top 10 list... Played well in Oklahoma City, earning All-College World Series honors, hitting .222 with a homer, six walks and and on-base percentage of .533... Against Cal State Fullerton on February 9, 2002, she drove in seven runs with a grand slam and a three-run homer... One of the most powerful swings in collegiate softball gave her 19 home runs and 12 doubles for a .708 slugging percentage and helped her earn first-team All-America honors as a freshman in 2001... Also earned second-team All-Pac-10 and first-team All-Pacific Region... NFCA National and Pac-10 Player of the Week for a week in March after a 9-for-16 effort with three home runs, seven RBI and eight runs... Drove in 61 runs in the clean-up spot following a batter (Toni Mascarenas) who normally cleared the bags with 84 RBI... Some of her prolific homers banged high off Gittings Gym 45 feet beyond the right-center field fence in Hillenbrand Stadium... Good fielding first baseman who turned in a .994 percentage, though also was used as the designated player... Had three or more RBI in nine games, including a personal best of five against Bowling Green and Kentucky... Hit her first career grand slam against BGSU... Had two home runs three times, against Kentucky, Oklahoma and UCLA... Her 19 homers put her No. 11 on UA single-season chart.. Walked 34 times, many on purpose if not intentionally, No. 10 on the UA single-season chart... Hit by a pitch 13 times, believed to be among UA’s highest totals... Redshirted during the 2000 season after knee surgery following fall 1999 ball...

High School: Junipero Serra High School, San Diego, 1999...Four-year softball letterwinners as a first baseman and third baseman...Two-year Serra Most Valuable Player, Eastern League MVP senior year, first-team all-state honors senior year, all-CIF three years, all-San Diego County two seasons, all-league honors four years...Serra HS offensive player of the year for each season...ASA All-American honors in 1998...USA Junior World team silver medalist 1999, Olympic Festival 1999...