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Ruby Rojas
Ruby Rojas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Ana, Calif.

High School:
Mater Dei

Height:
5-7

Position:
3B

B/T:
R/R



Will start at third base for the third consecutive season ... possesses quick reactions and is an aggressive hitter ... earned All-Southeast Region honors in 2001 and is a two-time All-ACC selection ... stands second all-time at UVa in home runs (21) and RBI (107), third in total bases (287), and fourth in hits (182) ... is sixth in runs scored (102) and doubles (34), seventh in batting average (.329), ninth in walks (57) and tied for 10th in games played (193) ... played for the gold-medal winning Venezuelan National Team in the XIX Central American and Caribbean Games in El Salvador in December ... will also play for Venzeuela in San Juan, Puerto Rico as the team tries to secure one of the eight spots in the 2004 Olympics ... will also play in the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic in August 2003.

2002:Played in 63 games with 62 starts, including 57 at third base ... hit .282 (50-177) with career highs of 11 home runs and 42 RBI ... scored 34 runs, had 21 walks and tallied 98 total bases ... led team with six hit by pitches ... also led the team with 14 multiple-RBI games and was fifth with 11 multiple-hit games ... hit 11 doubles, the third consecutive year with at least 11 doubles ... had an 11-game hitting streak during the season ... named ACC Player of the Week on March 25 after going 11-16 with four doubles, two triples, four RBI and six runs in six games ... played in the International Softball Federation Women's World Cup in Canada which was an Olympic qualifying tournament.

2001: Earned All-Southeast Region and All-ACC honors and was also selected to the ECAC All-Star team ... one of six Cavaliers named to the VaSID All-State team ... hit a career and ACC best .401 (79-197) which is the third highest single season average by a UVa player ... finished 24th in Division I batting average ... hit eight home runs, which ties for the second highest single season total in school history ... also second on UVa's single season hits (79), total bases (119) and runs (50) lists ... third in RBI (42) ... started 68 of 69 games with 64 at third base ... notched a .604 slugging percentage ... second on team with 24 multiple-hit games and tied for second with 11 multiple-RBI contests ... had a 12-game hitting streak ... stole 18 bases in 20 attempts ... named the Top Offensive Player of the Charlotte 49er Invitational ... selected to the All-Tournament teams for the Triangle Classic and Winthrop Invitational.

2000: Selected as the 2000 ACC Rookie of the Year ... named to the ACC All-Tournament team after hitting .389 (7-18) with three RBI, two doubles and a run scored ... selected to the VaSID All-State team as the designated player ... started 60 games and appeared in 62 ... registered a .294 batting average with 53 hits in 180 at-bats ... was second on the team with the 53 hits and was fourth with 23 RBI ... was hit by pitches five times, which led the team ... selected to the Capital Classic All-Tournament team.

High School: Member of the Venezuelan National Team ... earned valuable experience playing for her home state of Carabobo in the Venezuelan Junior Olympic Festival in December 1999 ... during the summer of 1999 played for the Venezuelan National team that finished in third place at the 2000 Olympic Qualifier ... Venezuelan Junior National Team finished fifth in the International Softball Federation Women's World Series in Taipea ... first-team All-League performer in 1999 for Mater Dei ... second-team All-League performer in 1998 and 1997 ... chosen as Mater Dei's Most Improved Player and Best Defensive Player in 1997 ... three-year starter ... played first and third base and shortstop ... helped lead Mater Dei to the Division I CIF State Championships in 1998 and 1996 ... in the summer of 1999 played for the Southern Cal Belles that finished 17th at the 18-U Gold ASA Nationals in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... 1998 Southern Cal Athletics team placed third at the 18-U Gold ASA Nationals in Phoenix.

Personal: Born 8/11/81 in Maracay, Venezuela ... daughter of Elena and Ruben Rojas.