Started all 46 games for the Gauchos...Hit .220 overall on the season but was fourth on the squad hitting .327 in conference games...Led the Gauchos with 14 stolen bases on 17 attempts, ranking second in the conference for both categories...Second on the team with 20 runs and tied fourth with five doubles...Sixth on squad with 11 RBI and second on team in Big West games with .443 on base percentage...Led team and ranked eighth in conference with 97 assists...Is ranked sixth for career runs (71), eighth for career stolen bases (31) and tied tenth for career doubles (16) and career triples (4) in the Gaucho record books...Went 1-for-2 with a double, one run and a season-high two RBI against Loyola of Chicago on March 4...First multiple hit performance of the season was against Pacific on April 9 when she went 2-for-3 with a double...Had a five game streak lasting April 22-30 with at least one hit and had three consecutive multiple hit games including a 2-for-3 showing with one run and one RBI against both Northridge (April 23) and Cal Poly (April 29).
Followed her impressive freshman campaign with a very productive season as a sophomore, earning All-Big West Conference Second Team honors for a second consecutive year...Was one of five Gauchos to start all 48 games...Led the team with 150 at-bats and 42 hits...Her 31 runs scored, which was also tops on the squad, ranks as the eighth best season in program history and was eighth in the Big West...Led the team with six stolen bases and 23 walks...Finished the year batting .280 with six doubles, which were fourth on the team...Ranked second with two triples and fifth with 16 RBI...All four of her homeruns came in conference games, which led the team...Had a six game hit streak from March 25 through April 3, which was the second longest in 2005...Hit a bases loaded triple and then scored February 5 against Oregon State...Scored a team season-high three runs and finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk March 11 at Fresno State...Went 2-for-4 with a two run homer March 25 against Cal State Fullerton...Went 2-for-3 with a homerun, two RBI and two runs scored April 24 at Pacific and then followed that effort with a homer in a season-high six at-bats in her next game against Cal State Northridge April 30.
Named to the 2004 All-Big West Conference Second Team...One of three players to start all 63 games for the Gauchos in 2004...In her first season at UCSB, Putich tied for fourth in at-bats with 182, which was ninth in the Big West...She also finished tied for fourth in hits with 43 and fifth in RBI (15), runs scored (20), and total bases (55)...Shared the team lead in triples with two and was successful on all 11 of her stolen base attempts, which was sixth best in the conference...Defensively, she led the Gauchos in assists with 105 and was fourth in put-outs with 160...Went 2-for-2 with a triple, a double, an RBI and a run scored February 9 against Oklahoma State...Went 3-for-5 with a homerun, three RBI and a run scored April 3 at Cal State Northridge.
Four-time all-league honoree at La Serna High School, earning first team accolades from her sophomore season on...Named the Del Rio League defensive player of the year as a freshman, and the offensive player of the year as a junior...Helped lead the Lancers to a DRL Co-Championship and CIF Division III title as a sophomore...Named All-Area each of her last three seasons and All-CIF her final year...Named most valuable player of the East-West All-Star game...Recognized as the Lancers' MVP after hitting .393 with two triples and two homeruns her senior season...Also played volleyball at La Serna HS.
Played six seasons with the Tuff-E-Nuff travel ball squad from 1996 to 2001...Was a member of three ASA National Championship teams, one each with the U-12's ('97), U-14's ('99) and U-16's ('00) with Tuff-E-Nuff...Helped the California Cruisers to a third place finish at the national tournament and a consolation bracket championship at the Canada Cup in 2002...Spent 2003 with the Orange County Batbusters, earning an ASA Gold National Championship.
Brittany Louise Putich was born April 11, 1985 in Orange, California...Is a business economics major at UCSB...Wants a career that will allow her to make lots of money...Was a four year honor roll student and Top-25 Academic Award recipient at La Serna HS where she graduated as a Distinguished Scholar with Honors...Nicknamed "Brit" or "Chops"...Has two younger siblings, Jordan and Brooke...Daughter of Chuck and Kelly Putich.