24 Dani Baltazar
24 Dani Baltazar
Birth Date: 09/15/1986
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Millikan HS
Position: First Base
UC Santa Barbara
Played in one game during her junior season against Northern Colorado on Feb. 17...Earned a walk in the 8-0 mercy win. 2006
Recorded one at bat during her first campaign in the blue and gold against Loyola Chicago on Mar. 4. High School
Helped Millikan High School to back-to-back Moore League Championships in 2003 and 2004...Played first base for the Rams...Posted a batting average of .269 under head coach Lynn Curylo...Was named Team Captain and won the Coaches' and Doris Doughty Awards her senior year. Travel Ball
Played for the California Cougars 18-U travel team from 2001-2004 and led the squad to a seventh-place finish at the Triple Crown Nationals in 2002...The team also competed in the 2003 AFA Nationals. Personal
Daniella Martina Baltazar was born Sept. 15, 1986 in Harbor City, Calif...Is a sociology major at UCSB minoring in athletic coaching ...Would like to be a physical therapist, a teacher, or a coach in the future...Is a member of the Sociology Association...Was a four-year honor roll student in high school and was nominated for a medal of merit in science her junior year...Her essay "Best I Can Be" won the Optimist Club essay contest...Prefers to go by "Dani"...Has an older brother, Tony, and a younger brother Matthew...Daughter of Rosalinda and Antonio Baltazar...If she didn't play softball, racquetball would be her sport of choice...Chone Figgins and Nomar Garciaparra are her favorite athletes...Most memorable athletic achievement was making consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament..."Mean Girls", "Aladdin", and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" are amongst her favorite movies...Likes to watch "CSI", "Ugly Betty", "House", and "Grey's Anatomy"...Favorite author is Jane Austen and favorite book is "Pride and Prejudice."