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Thursday, February 17, 2011
UCLA Softball 2011 Roster Alyssa Tiumalu
Elk Grove, Calif.
Pleasant Grove HS
PLEASANT GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
Tiumalu played four years of varsity softball at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. ... named an Under Armour and ESPN Rise All-American as a senior, also earning Delta River League co-MVP and PGHS Female Athlete of the Year honors ... led all league players with 43 runs batted in as a senior and was second with seven home runs, adding a .450 batting average, 11 doubles and 27 runs scored ... received Cal-Hi Sports All-State and Sacramento Bee All-Metro accolades in each of her last three seasons ... was also named first-team, all-league every year and All-City in 2009 and '10 ... helped the Eagles to the school's first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title in 2009 and a Delta River League championship in 2010 ... hit .437 for her career with 12 homers, 116 RBI, 84 runs, 37 doubles, a .744 slugging percentage and a .540 on base percentage ... coached by J.T. Tiumalu ... also played one year of golf ... played club with California Grapettes and Sorcerer Phil.
Born Alyssa Justine Tiumalu on March 4, 1992 in San Jose, Calif. ... parents are Cindy and J.T. Tiumalu ... has three younger sisters, Brianna, Kamryn and Tori ... chose to attend UCLA because it is the best school for athletics and academics and for UCLA softball's winning tradition ... thing she likes the most about softball is that the game is always a challenge and it's very competitive ... favorites include actor Channing Tatum, the New York Yankees, eating spaghetti and the movie "Love and Basketball" ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as winning Pleasant Grove's first section championship in 2009 ... favorite hobby is going to the beach and favorite class is science ... undecided on a major, but would like to either work for ESPN or become a college coach.