Updated: May 19, 2014
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 … Enrolled in university studies … Contemplated major is veterinary medicine.