21 Arianna Palomares
21 Arianna Palomares
Height: 5-4
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Downey, Calif.
High School: Warren HS
Position: Infield

Attended Warren High School…Coached by Mary Starksen…Was a four-year Varsity player on which she played shortstop and second base…Compiled a cumulative .378 batting average and .481 on-base percentage…Garnered San Gabriel All-League First Team accolades in 2009-2012…Named team captain during her junior and senior campaigns…Earned MVP in 2011 and Most Inspirational Player in 2012…Helped lead the Bears to the 2010 CIF Finals and four consecutive San Gabriel League titles…Also played four years as a libero on the volleyball team…As a senior, received San Gabriel All-League honors…Was a four-time Bronze Bear Academic Award winner…Earned the Golden Bear Athletic Medallion Award in 2012.

Played for the Lakewood Firecrackers under Coach Jorge Araujo...Helped lead her team to a third-place finish at the 2010 ESPN Premier Softball Nationals...Finished second at the 2012 Champions Cup.

Arianna Renee Palomares was born on February 17, 1995 in Bellflower, Calif....Nicknamed "Ari"...Parents are Felix Palomares and Maria Ocampo…Major is currently undeclared but aspires to become a successful business woman…Names most memorable sporting moment to be hitting her first homerun over the fence...Enjoys traveling, noting her favorite trips with her Uncle Tim to China and New York...Loves spending time with family and friends back home...Favorite movies include "The Devil Wears Prada," "The Help" and "Money Ball"...Favorite television shows are "Walking Dead," "Nashville" and "Keeping up with the Kardashians"...Enjoys reading "The Hunger Games"...Favorite aspects of UCSB are its beautiful campus and ocean views.