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    2 - Erin Ota Position: Shortstop/Second Base
    Class: Senior
    Height: 5' 2"
    High School: Northwood
    Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
     
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    2008: Started all 68 games at second base ... Batted .278 with 58 hits on the season ... Had a team-leading 14 doubles ... Also had a triple and a home run, driving in 24 ... Scored a team-leading 42 runs ... Struck out just eight times in 209 at bats making her the sixth-toughest player in the country to strike out ... Drew 23 walks and was 16-for-17 on stolen bases ... Had seven sacrifice bunts ... Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after hitting .600 for the event ... An ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District selection ... Hit her first — and only — collegiate home run at Georgia Tech ... Had 16 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests ... Scored a team-high 14 game-winning runs ... Named first-team all-state by VaSID ... Named to the 2007-08 ACC Academic Softball Team.

    2007: One of five players to start all 65 games for the Hokies ... Batted .271 with 55 hits, including eight doubles and two triples ... Drove in 14 runs and scored 31 runs ... Led the team with 13 sacrifice bunts ... Was hit by five pitches and drew 13 walks ... Was 9-for-11 on stolen base attempts ... Committed just five errors in 135 chances ... Had a big three-RBI triple against Florida State at the ACC Championship ... Named to the 2006-07 ACC Academic Softball Team.

    2006: A first-team NFCA All-Northeast region selection ... Named second-team all-state by VaSID at second base ... Tech’s starting second baseman for a majority of the season ... Batted No. 2 in the order, laying down 11 sacrifice bunts ... Started 51 games, playing in 53 ... Batted .318 with five doubles and a triple ... Had 50 hits and scored 22 runs ... Had 13 RBI and was 5-for-8 on stolen bases ... Drew 12 walks ... Had the game-winning hit and RBI in Tech’s win over No. 12 Arizona State ... Named to the 2005-06 ACC Academic Softball Team.

    High School: Lettered four times for Coach Jim Knapp at Northwood High ... Named the Irvine World News Female Athlete of the Year her final year ... Honored at the 32nd Annual Irvine Senior Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet for her 3.86 GPA in high school ... Led her team to three consecutive league titles, batting a team-high .429 ... A three-time first-team All-Pacific Coast League selection ... Was a 2003 all-city team choice ... Participated in the Orange County Showcase All-Star Softball Classic, where she singled and stole a base ... Also lettered four times in golf and soccer ... Earned first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors twice in soccer, including league MVP honors her senior season ... Earned all-league honors four times in golf ... Played club softball for the Irvine Sting for six years before moving to the SoCal Athletics.

    Personal: Erin Jennifer Ota ... Born August 28, 1987, in Santa Ana, CA ... Daughter of Blair and Paula Ota ... Has four siblings, Bowen, Jamie, Melissa and Kiara ... Sister, Melissa, played softball for Brown University ... Double majoring in architecture and economics.

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