3 Mandy Edwards
3 Mandy Edwards
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Millikan
Position: Shortstop
1999: Edwards turned in one of the greatest offensive performances in UCSB history...One of the Big West's most prolific hitters, Edwards led the conference with a school-record 42 runs scored...Also in Big West top ten for average, hits, doubles, homers, on-base percentage and steals...Named to the All-Big West Second Team...Now UCSB's all-time leader in runs scored...Named a Big West Scholar Athlete for the third time...Also started every game at short.

1998: Started every game at short...Her dozen two-baggers were a team best...Tied for second on team with 43 baseknocks.

1997: Only Gaucho to play in all 59 games last year...Honorable Mention All-Big West at second base...Broke single-season record and led the team with 36 runs scored... Swiped ten bases...Displayed above-average power, posting totals of four homers, seven doubles, and 21 RBI from the leadoff slot.

High School: Posted a .445 average with four home runs, 28 runs scored, and 37 RBI for Millikan under coach Audra Jesolva...Helped lead Millikan to consecutive undefeated seasons and the CIF quarter-finals in 1995 and 1996...Named to the All-Moore League First Team all three years at Millikan...Voted Millikan's Best Offensive Player three times...Played for Wilson High School her freshman year...Also competed in soccer.

Personal: Mandy Ann Edwards was born December 17, 1978 in Long Beach, CA...Most memorable sports moment is when she hit a home run to lead off the game against league rival her junior year...A Biology major...Favorite novels include Lord of the Flies and The Great Gatsby...Likes Austin Powers, Ace Ventura and Tommy Boy...Edwards is interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy...Majoring in Biology and is a TA in Human Anatomy Lab...Parents are Richard and Gale Edwards.