4 Brooke Putich
4 Brooke Putich
Birth Date: 08/10/1990
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
High School: La Serna HS
Position: Outfield

Started every game for the Gauchos in the outfield…Posted a .294 batting average…Led the team with five triples, which ranks second in the UCSB single season record book…Is fourth-all time in school history with seven triples…Was third on the team in hits (47) and had 24 runs…Was tied for first on the team with 13 stolen bases and tied fourth in RBI (22)…Had multiple hits on 13 occasions, including a career-best three in consecutive games against UC Riverside (April 17) and Cal State Northridge (April 22)…Longest hitting streak was 10-games, which lasted from Feb. 11 through Feb. 25…During that stretch, she had a three-game streak with two hits (against Seattle, Howard and Sacramento State)…Against Sacramento State, she went 2-for-3 with a double and a career-high five RBI…Went 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBI in a win over Cal Poly (April 9). 

2010 All-Big West Honorable Mention

2010: Played in 45 games, making 40 starts for the Gauchos...Posted a .294 batting average, which was second on the team and first among players returning for the 2011 campaign...Was also second on the team and first among returners for slugging (.365), runs (17), hits (37) and stolen bases (8)...Second on the team for sac bunts (5) and third for on-base percentage (.326) and total bases (46)...Posted a .909 fielding percentage in the outfield...Had a career-best three hits in a win over Wisconsin (Feb. 26)...During that contest, she went 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs...Had seven games with two hits...Longest hitting streak of the season was eight games - all during Big West play - spanning from Apr. 3 through May 1...Put together a seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 5 through Mar. 13...Went 8-for-9 in stolen base attempts...Hit two triples during the season, including a game-winning two-RBI triple against UC Riverside on Apr. 18...Named an All-Big West Honorable Mention.

2009: Played in 36 games during her freshman season, starting 20...Posted a .207 batting average with eight runs, three doubles and three RBI...Went 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts...Longest hitting streak was three games, which included a 2-for-2 showing with a double, a walk and two runs in a 4-0 win over Kansas (Feb. 21)...Went 2-for-4 with two runs in a narrow loss to Cal State Bakersfield (Feb. 28)...Had a season-high two RBI off a double against Texas Tech (Mar. 6).

Played softball at La Serna High School under head coach Ginger Larsin...Led the Lancers in runs scored and stolen bases...Posted a .350 batting average, .432 on-base percentage and .447 slugging percentage...Tallied 31 hits, six doubles and three triples during her senior year...Was a two-time First Team All-Del Rio League selection and was named La Serna's 2008 Offensive Player of the Year...Also garnered first team all-area honors twice and 2008 First Team All-CIF accolades...Helped lead La Serna to the 2008 CIF Division III championship and three Del Rio League titles...Had the winning base hit against Cresenta Valley, advancing her team to the CIF finals...Also competed in volleyball...A member of the honor roll and the GATE program.

Played for Jets Gold...Was coached by Craig Pearce, Carissa Millsap and Holly Pearce.

Brooke Lynn Putich was born on Aug. 10, 1990 in La Habra, Calif....Parents are Chuck and Kelly Putich...Has two siblings, Brittany and Jordan...Her older sister Brittany played softball for UCSB during the 2004-07 seasons...Nicknamed "B"…Is majoring in sociology with a minor in history...If she didn't play softball, volleyball would be her sport of choice...Favorite athletes are her older sister Brittany, Matt Kemp and Kobe Bryant...Roots for USC football, the L.A. Dodgers, and the L.A. Lakers...Most memorable sports moment was hitting a in the park homer against Iowa State at Cal Poly (Mar. 2010)…Lists "The Hangover," "Dear Jon," and "Man on Fire" as her favorite films while "Entourage" and "Pretty Little Liars" are her favorite TV shows...Enjoys reading the written works of Chelsea Handler…Favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is riding her bike around campus while always having a view of the ocean. 

At-bats5four times4/30/11- most recent
Hits3twice4/22/11 - most recent
Runs210 times4/16/11
Runs Batted In5vs. Sacramento State2/18/11
Stolen Bases2twice4/13/11 - most recent
Strikeouts2eight times3/29/11 - most recent
Walks3vs. Ohio State2/26/11


2009.20736-20 58 12 .259 .258 5-7 
2010 .294 45-40 126 17 37 11 .365 .326 8-9 
2011.294 53-53 160 24 47 22 .375 .311 13-18