16 Tonya Dias
16 Tonya Dias
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clovis, Calif.
High School: Buchanan
Position: Outfield
1999: Moved to centerfield and flourished, making only two errors in 100 chances...Continued to produce offensively as well, hitting .328 with 21 RBI and five big flies...Upped UCSB-record career homer total to 21...Repeat First Team All-Big West and Second Team All-West Region selection.

1998: Led team in ten offensive categories including batting average (.366), runs (31) and homers (7)...Set single-season Gaucho record with 59 hits...Garnered Big West Field Player of the Week honors, First Team All-Big West and Second Team All-West Region recognition.

1997: Mark of nine home runs during her inaugural campaign is a Gaucho single-season record, and placed her second on the career tater list...Led all starters with a .981 fielding percentage...Outfielder was named Second Team All-Big West.

High School: Had an exceptional senior year, hitting .382, with five home runs, and 27 RBI...Played for coach Del January...Was Buchanan's first player ever to hit a home run over the fence...Named All-Northeast Yosemite League each of her four years...Named All-State as a freshman...Hit a homer off Junior Olympic pitcher Amanda Scott her senior year...Also a four-time all-league choice in soccer...Named Fellowship Christian Athlete of the Year...Four-year member of the honor roll.

Personal: Tonya Nicole Dias was born on May 30, 1978 in Hanford, CA...Most memorable sports moment was hitting a home run in the Valley Championship game...Favorite movies are Rudy, Braveheart, and Legends of the Fall.... Favorite authors are Charles Swindell and C.S. Lewis...Majoring in Sociology...Parents are Sandra Hill and Frank Dias, Jr.