Softball at #17 Kentucky (NCAA Regionals) • 1 p.m. • LiveStats
Updated: May 12, 2013
2013: Has played in 12 games, starting one … Start came as the designated player against Maryland, where she picked up a career-high two hits … Is batting .429 on the year (3-for-7) … Has one walk and has scored two runs.
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 … Enrolled in university studies … Contemplated major is veterinary medicine.