The Wildcats and Huskies kick off conference play at Hillenbrand Stadium this weekend
The 14th-ranked Wildcats travel to Palm Springs for dates with No 2. Olkahoma, Long Beach State, Ohio State, Loyola Marymount and No. 11 LSU
Arizona scored eight runs in the third inning in its run-rule victory over Utah State in the Hillenbrand Invitational finale
A preview of the upcoming season for head coach Mike Candrea and his Arizona Wildcats.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Independence High School under Head Coach Beth Ewk in Glendale, Ariz. ... Named to first-team all-region in sophomore, junior and senior seasons after being named to the second team as a freshman ... Team captain during senior season ... Stood out academically as well, finished in the top 1% of her high school class and was given the science award her senior year ... Amassed a .541 batting average, slugged 1.311 and got on base at a .660 clip while driving in 48 runs and blasting a school record 15 home runs during her senior campaign ... Competed in club ball for Arizona Storm, coached by Kara Brun ... Team placed fifth at Premier Nationals and second at Colorado Sparkler.
Personal: Born Gabrielle D Sandstedt in April of 1994 to Michael and Kelley Sandstedt in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Has one brother, Adam (22) ... Intends to major in engineering and desires to become a Biostystems Engineer because, "I love learning about environment and helping people." ... In her free time, enjoys watching movies, working out and eating ... Chose Arizona over Georgia, Texas, Stanford and Tennessee because Arizona is, "close to home and feels like home. Plus, I want to win."