Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#34 Katiyana Mauga
Position: Utility
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Mira Mesa H.S.
Experience: 1 Letter

2014: Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, first Wildcat to earn the award since Caitlin Lowe in 2004 … A first-team NFCA All-West Region selection … Cited as first-team all-Pac-12 … One of 10 finalists for NFCA Freshman of the Year … Led the Pac-12 and was sixth in the country with a .877 slugging percentage … Hit .363 on the season in 146 at-bats … Hit four grand slams, fourth in NCAA history for grand slams in a season … Hit 20 home runs, second most in the Pac-12 and sixth most in the nation … Came one home run short of tying Arizona’s freshman record (Brigette Del Ponte, 2010) … Batted in 58 runs, sixth in the Pac-12 … Started 55 games, 50 in right field, four as the designated player and one at third base … Became the first freshman to sweep national weekly honors when she was awarded USA Softball and NFCA Player of the Week (3/31-4/6) … Tied an Arizona record with three home runs vs. Utah (4/26) … Had 16 multi-hit games, including two three-hit outings (at California, 4/11; vs. Utah, 4/26) … Hit .625 (5-for-8) vs. Stanford with six runs, four walks, four home runs and 11 RBI while slugging 2.125 and hitting a game-3 walkoff homer to sweep the national weekly awards … Had 12 games with multiple RBI … Had nine RBI vs. UTEP in a two game series on just two hits (2-for-3) thanks to two grand slams (one in each game) and a game-2 sacrifice fly … Homered twice, drove in a season-high six runs, scored three of her own and drew a season-best three walks vs. Stanford (4/4) … Had two games with two doubles (vs. Oregon State, 3/22; at California, 4/11) … In a 20-game span between 3/19-5/2, hit safely in 18 games, including a season-long eight-game hitting streak; in that 61-at-bat span, batted .508 with 13 home runs and 33 RBI … Tucson Regional: Had two hits and drew four walks in the four games … Drew a walk in an 0-for-2 effort vs. Boston University (5/16) … Went 1-for-3 with a walk vs. LSU (5/17) … Had an RBI double with a pair of walks and a run scored in game two vs. LSU (5/18) … Lafayette Super Regional: Had one hit, a solo home run, in five at-bats.


High School: A four-year letterwinner at Mira Mesa High School under head coach Brad Griffith … Named all-state and first-team all-conference as a junior and a senior … Tied the home run record for San Diego District Division II with 41 in her career.    

Personal: Born Katiyana Kealamaikalani-oloaga Mauga in August of 1994 to Matthew and Kanani Mauga … Is undecided in her field of study at Arizona but desires to work in sports medicine … In her free time, enjoys listening to music, watching movies and hanging out with friends … Chose Arizona because of “the campus, the family atmosphere, the friendly people and to play for Mike Candrea.”

Career Honors:


NFCA All-West Region (First Team)

Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

All-Pac-12 (First Team)

Pac-12 All-Freshman

NFCA Freshman of the Year Finalist (10 Players)

NFCA Freshman of the Year Finalist (25 Players)

USA Softball Player of the Week (3/31-4/6)

NFCA Player of the Week (3/31-4/6)