4 - Brooke Putich
Brooke Putich
Birth Date: 08/10/1990
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
High School: La Serna HS
Position: Outfield

UC SANTA BARBARA
2010 All-Big West Honorable Mention

2010: Played in 45 games, making 40 starts for the Gauchos...Posted a .294 batting average, which was second on the team and first among players returning for the 2011 campaign...Was also second on the team and first among returners for slugging (.365), runs (17), hits (37) and stolen bases (8)...Second on the team for sac bunts (5) and third for on-base percentage (.326) and total bases (46)...Posted a .909 fielding percentage in the outfield...Had a career-best three hits in a win over Wisconsin (Feb. 26)...During that contest, she went 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs...Had seven games with two hits...Longest hitting streak of the season was eight games - all during Big West play - spanning from Apr. 3 through May 1...Put together a seven-game hitting streak from Mar. 5 through Mar. 13...Went 8-for-9 in stolen base attempts...Hit two triples during the season, including a game-winning two-RBI triple against UC Riverside on Apr. 18...Named an All-Big West Honorable Mention.

2009:
Played in 36 games during her freshman season, starting 20...Posted a .207 batting average with eight runs, three doubles and three RBI...Went 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts...Longest hitting streak was three games, which included a 2-for-2 showing with a double, a walk and two runs in a 4-0 win over Kansas (Feb. 21)...Went 2-for-4 with two runs in a narrow loss to Cal State Bakersfield (Feb. 28)...Had a season-high two RBI off a double against Texas Tech (Mar. 6).

HIGH SCHOOL

Played softball at La Serna High School under head coach Ginger Larson...Led the Lancers in runs scored and stolen bases...Posted a .350 batting average, .432 on-base percentage and .447 slugging percentage...Tallied 31 hits, six doubles and three triples during her senior year...Was a First Team All-Del Rio League selection and was named La Serna's 2008 Offensive Player of the Year...Also garnered first team all-area and First Team All-CIF accolades...Helped lead La Serna to the 2008 CIF Division III championship, which she names as her most memorable athletic achievement, and three Del Rio League titles...Had the winning base hit against Cresenta Valley, advancing her team to the CIF finals...Also competed in volleyball...A member of the honor roll and the GATE program.

TRAVEL BALL

Played for Jets Gold...Was coached by Craig Pearce, Carissa Millsap and Holly Pearce.

PERSONAL

Brooke Lynn Putich was born on Aug. 10, 1990 in La Habra, Calif....Parents are Chuck and Kelly Putich...Has two siblings, Brittany and Jordan...Her older sister Brittany played softball for UCSB during the 2004-07 seasons...Is majoring in sociology with a history minor...If she didn't play softball, volleyball would be her sport of choice...Favorite athletes are her older sister Brittany and Nomar Garciaparra...Roots for USC football and the L.A. Dodgers...Lists "Superbad" and "Man on Fire" as her favorite films while "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is her favorite TV show...Favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is the beach.

Career-Highs
At-bats 5 three times 5/2/10 - most recent
Hits 3 Wisconsin 2/26/10
Runs 2 five times 3/23/10
Runs Batted In 3 vs. Iowa State 3/12/10
Stolen Bases 2 at Cal State Fullerton 4/3/10
Strikeouts 2 five times 3/4/10 - most recent
Walks 2 vs. Tennessee Tech 2/20/09