10 - Ashley Groefsema
Ashley Groefsema
Birth Date: 04/30/1981
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
High School: Bakersfield HS
Position: Outfield
2003: Fully recovered from last years injury, Groefsema will once again be the Gauchos' starting leftfielder...Her knowledge of the game and skill at the plate and in the field are a huge asset to have in UCSB's line-up...2002: Started the first 59 games of the season in left field before she was sidelined with a broken ankle...Was the Gauchos best hitter against lefties, hitting .667...Finished in the team's top five in ten offensive categories...Her ten stolen bases tied as third most on the team and the fifth highest in the Big West...Struck-out just 12 times in 173 at-bats...Was second on the team scoring 29 runs, the seventh best single-season performance at UCSB...Had a team third-best 12 multi-hit games...Went on a seven game hit-streak that included all five games of the Softball By The Beach Invitational...Her 77 putouts in left were the most by any outfielder, she also was involved in one double-play...Proved to be the second-best player on the team at moving runners, advancing runners .538% of the time...Hit .400 with the bases loaded...Went 3-for-7 with three runs scored in a doubleheader against St. Mary's (4/7)...Reached base .415% of the time when leading off an inning...2001: Split time as a reserve and starter taking the field in 33 games showing improvement from last season raising her batting average to .186...Making the most starts hitting in the 9-spot she tallied 7 runs in 43 at bats...Hit a remarkable .455 when leading off the inning...When stepping into the box with runners on base she hit .222...Connected for two or more hits in a game twice...2000: Part-time starter had success toward season's end...Scored ten runs and had four timely late-season RBI's...High School: Played at Bakersfield HS as a prepster in the Southeast Yosemite League...Hit .407 as a senior and chalked up the "most stolen bases in town"...A four-year First Team All-Southeast Yosemite League choice and four-time All-Area selection...Helped the Drillers to a league title as a senior...Also a volleyball and basketball player while at Bakersfield High...A four-year member of CSF...Travel Ball: Played travel ball for the Bakersfield Babes...Personal: Ashley Gail Groefsema was born April 30, 1981 in Bakersfield, CA...A Mechanical Engineering major with aspirations of becoming "a successful woman engineer"...Belongs to the Society of Woman Engineers at UCSB...Is a fan of the Sacramento Kings and Oregon football...Enjoys watching "Friends," "Dawson's Creek" and "Mad TV"...Favorite movies are "A League of Their Own" and "10 Things I Hate About You"...Steinbeck fan's favorite book is "Of Mice and Men"...Has two younger brothers, Blair and Bret...Daughter of Bruce and Gail Groefsema.

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