Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Jill Malina
Jill Malina

Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School:


Undergraduate Assistant



2010: Will serve as the team's undergraduate assistant.

2009: Named first team Academic All-Pac-10 ... Played in 49 games ... Played several of those games in right field, with four early-season starts ... Scored 18 runs over the season ... Was issued three walks during the season ... Hit two RBI against Utah on Feb. 20 ... Louisville, Ky. Regional Round: Got the surprise start in right field against UT Martin, and tallied her first career postseason RBI in the same game on a sacrifice fly ... Palo Alto, Calif. Super Regional: Scored a run in games two and three, both Arizona victories.

2008: Saw limited action due to a completely torn PCL suffered in the Palm Springs, Calif. tournament ... Mostly used as a pinch-runner, but tallied her first hit of the season against La Salle on March 8, in a pinch-hit effort, and later went on to score a run ... Appeared in 27 games, scoring six runs with one stolen base ... Pinch ran in six games during the postseason ... Scored two runs in the Hempstead, N.Y. Regional, against Canisius in Game 1 and Hofstra in Game 3 ... An appearance in one more game will mark 100 in her career.

2007: Named second team Academic All-Pac-10 ... Started eight games in the outfield but did not hit ... UA's first pinch runner off the bench, she saw action in 50 contests, scored 18 runs, was 2-for-3 in stolen bases and recorded four putouts in the outfield ... WCWS: Pinch ran in UA's last six games ... Scored game-winning run in UA's 2-0 victory over Washington to force a second game ... Scored in Game 3 vs. Tennessee ... Tucson Super Regional: Came off the bench in both games ... Scored one run as a pinch runner in Game 1 and finished the game in right field ... Tucson Regional: Pinch ran in all three games, scored two runs and stole a base ... Scored two game-winning runs, including the only run in UA's 1-0 walk-off win over ASU on April 6 - just two days after her birthday.

2006: Started five games, all in right field, hitting in one of those contests ... WCWS: Pinch ran in Game 1 of Championship Series ... Tucson Regional: 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, Scottsdale, Ariz., 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.