18 - Katie Oliver
Katie Oliver
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Laguna Hills, Calif.
High School: Laguna Hills HS
Position: Infield
2003
Rebounding from an injury sustained as a freshman, Oliver went on to hit .262 over the course of 30 games, making 18 starts and earning All-Big West Honorable Mention honors as a designated player...Finished second on the team with a .426 slugging percentage, the highest mark of any returning player...Her four doubles, two homeruns, and 18 RBI's are the top marks amongst returnees...Ended the year averaging a team-high 1.13 RBI's per hit...Third on the team hitting .314 with runners on base and .462 when leading off an inning...Collected a team-high four pinch hit RBI off of a team-high four hits in 12 pinch hit at-bats...Her 18 starts at DP were the most of any Gaucho on the season...Tied for third on the team with four multi-RBI games, including a team-high six RBI performance against St. Mary's (3/2)...Clubbed three hits, including one homerun, in four at-bats at Utah State (4/26) to tie for the season's single-game high.

2002
An injury midway through cut her freshman season short after starting the first 38 games of the year...Although playing just slightly over half of the season, she finished fourth on the team with six doubles and fifth on the team with 11 RBI's...She did her best hitting with runners on base, hitting .245 with runners on and .250 when the bases were loaded...Finished seventh on the team with 23 hits...Had a seven game hit-streak, going 9-for-22 over the span...Set two team season-highs, recording eight assists versus UNLV (3/2) and walking three times against Providence (2/22)...Hit .440 when leading off and inning, a team second best...Spent eight games as a cleanup hitter, going .318 with three runs and three RBI.

High School
Played for coach Cary Crouch at Laguna Hills High School...A four-time all league honoree...Helped lead the Hawks to two consecutive PCL championships in her first two seasons and a share of the Seaview League Championship her senior year...Hit .300 or better every season excluding her freshman year...Played four of five infield positions...Oliver was also named All-Seaview League in volleyball as a junior and senior.

Travel Ball
Played for the Southern California A's.

Personal
Katherine Rose Oliver was born March 5, 1983 in Newport Beach, CA...Majoring in Global Studies and minoring in Spanish at UCSB...Wants to become a teacher upon graduation... Her favorite flicks are "Top Gun" and "Dirty Dancing"...Enjoys watching "The Simpsons," "South Park" and "Days of Our Lives"...Likes to read the works of Anne Rice...Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Buffalo Bills...Nicknamed "Katie-O"...Has two brothers, Jeff and Nick...Daughter of Brian and Peggy Oliver.

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