Updated: May 25, 2016
2016: Appeared in 15 games, starting five … Collected two hits, driving in a run … Plated two runs … Hit a sac-fly at College of Charleston to drive in one run … Tallied 12 putouts, assisting five … Notched three putouts with one assist versus Hampton and three putouts against Virginia.
2015: Played in nine games, starting one … First career start at second base came at No. 19 James Madison … Scored one run … A member of the 2014-15 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014: Played in seven games … Had one hit … Drove in three runs and scored one.
2013: Played in 15 games, starting four … First start came as the designated player against Maryland, where she picked up a career-high two hits … Hit .286 on the year … Had one walk, one hit by pitch and scored two runs … Started three games in left field for Tech in the NCAA Tournament … Had a hit against Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament.
High School: Lettered three times at Northwood High for Coach Blair Ota … Hit .484 in league play her senior season, earning Pacific Coast All-League honors … Also won the Leadership Award in 2012 … Named all-city, Pacific Coast League all-league and defensive player of the year as a junior … Named rookie of the year in 2010 … A Pacific Coast League Honorable Mention selection in 2010 … Led the team in sacrifices for three years … Also played volleyball … Played travel ball for the Irvine Sting, also coached by Blair Ota.
Personal: Kiara Paula Ota … Born July 21, 1994 in Irvine, CA … Daughter of Blair and Paula Ota … Has four older siblings, Bowen, Jamie, Melissa and Erin … Erin played softball at Virginia Tech from 2005-2009 and Melissa played softball for Brown University … Majoring in psychology.