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#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


Career Stats | 2015 | 2014

2015: A third-team NFCA All-American … Led the Pac-12 and was third in the country with 26 home runs, giving her 46 for her career, tied for third most in NCAA history after two seasons … Her 26 home runs are the most since Stacie Chambers in 2009 … Already 14th in Arizona history in career home runs, and on pace to become the Arizona career leader in long balls … A second-team all-Pac-12 performer … Cited as first-team NFCA all-west-region … Named honorable mention Pac-12 all-academic … A member of the USA Softball Player of the Year preseason watchlist … First-team ESPN Preseason All-American … Named Pac-12 and College Sports Madness Player of the Week (3/16-3/22) when she hit .533 with four home runs and 10 RBI, helping Arizona sweep Connecticut and San Diego State in San Diego before taking both games of a doubleheader at New Mexico State … Only underclassman in the country to rank in the top 10 in the country in home runs (3rd – 26) and RBI (t6th – 76) … Her 76 RBI fall just outside the Arizona top 10 for RBI in a season … Collected 145 total bases, producing a .819 slugging percentage, best on the team, third highest in the Pac-12 and 31st in the nation … Started all but one game in right field … Spent the majority of the season (34 games) as Arizona’s cleanup hitter but also saw time in the fifth spot (23 games), sixth spot (2 games) and seventh spot (1 game) in the order … Hit .350 in 177 at-bats, fourth best on the team …  Drew 32 walks, fourth most on the team, helping her to a .448 on-base percentage, fifth highest on the squad … Crossed the plate 42 times, fourth most on the team … Her 62 hits were fourth best on the club … Drove in multiple runs in more than a third of Arizona’s games (23-of-61) … Had 13 games with three RBI or more including a five-RBI effort against Bryant (3/1) … Notched multiple hits in 18 games, fourth best on the team … Had four three-hit outings … Notched a career-long eight-game hitting streak at the beginning of Pac-12 play (3/15-3/29), a stretch in which she delivered 13 hits, 18 RBI and seven home runs … Tied a career high with a pair of doubles against ASU (3/27) … Tucson Regional: Went 7-for-12 (.583) with a homer and a couple of runs batted in to help Arizona win the Tucson Regional … Had multi-hit affairs in all three of Arizona’s games against Minnesota … Baton Rouge Super Regional: Recorded two RBI in game 2 … Did not have a hit in six at-bats.

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:

2015

Pac-12 Home Run Champion (26)

NFCA All-American (Third Team)

All-Pac-12 (Second Team)

NFCA All-West-Region (First Team)

USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist (50 players)

ESPN Preseason All-America (First Team)

Pac-12 Player of the Week (3/16-3/22)

College Sports Madness Pac-12 Player of the Week (3/16-3/22)

Pac-12 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)

2014

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)