16 Ericka Hansen
16 - Ericka Hansen
Birth Date: 04/24/1986
Height: 5-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
High School: San Clemente HS
Position: Catcher/Utility
UC Santa Barbara

Played and started 51 games behind the plate for UCSB...Batted .231 on the season with a .357 on-base percentage...Led the Gauchos and tied for eighth in conference for walks, earning 24, including five games with two apiece...Was second on the team and eighth in the Big West for sac bunts (10)...Also second amongst the Gauchos and sixth in the conference for chances (345) and putouts (297)...Caught 22 runners stealing, a conference best...Posted a .991 fielding percentage, second best percentage by a UCSB starter...Tied for third on the team for RBI (18) and fifth for doubles (6)...Opened the season going 2-for-3 with a run, a triple, and a RBI during a narrow 3-2 loss to Kansas on Feb. 8...Hit the first of her two homeruns against Utah Valley State, in a 4-0 victory on Mar. 4...Earned a pair of walks against three ranked teams: No. 23 Massachusetts, No. 2 Arizona State, and No. 12 Stanford...Second homerun of the season proved to be the game-winner in a narrow 3-2 win over Sacramento State (Mar. 10)...The following game, she went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base against Loyola Chicago...Posted a four-game hitting streak between Apr. 6-14...Streak included a 2-for-4 showing at Fresno State (Apr. 10), which she followed by going 2-for-2 with a double, RBI, run, and walk against UC Davis (Apr. 14)...Had her second four-game hitting streak across the series against eventual conference champion Cal Poly...Went 6-for-11 against the Mustangs with a RBI and a double in each game, she also scored two runs during the series...Posted two runs in an 8-2 victory over UC Riverside (May 5)...Her season-best three hits and four RBI came during the second game of the UC Riverside series...Was a UCSB Athletics Department Golden Eagle Award recipient....Earned Big West Academic All-Conference Team honors for the second consecutive year. 2006
Started all 46 games behind the plate for the Gauchos...Led the team with her .451 OB%, which ranked sixth in the Big West...Led the conference catching 21 runners stealing...Walked 34 times, good for second in the Big West...Was sixth on the team hitting .243 on the season and was second with two triples, and tied for second with six doubles...Was fifth amongst the Gauchos with 16 runs scored and had 11 total RBI...Went 2-for-3 with one run in a loss to No. 2 UCLA on Feb. 10...Went 1-for-2 with a triple and season-high three RBI against Ohio State on Feb. 24...Led the team with a 3-for-3 performance along with a double, her first career homerun, one RBI, and three runs in an 8-6 win over Big West Champions Cal State Fullerton on Apr. 1...Also helped the Gauchos to an 8-1 win over conference foe Long Beach State after going 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, and an RBI on May 12...Named to the Big West Academic All-Conference Team. High School
Played catcher and shortstop at San Clemente High School under coaches Bill Everheart and Amanda Peterson...Was named to the All-South Coast League First Team in 2003 after batting .403 with seven homeruns as a junior...Upped her batting average to .415 and hit four homers her senior season...Guided the Tritons to a second place finish in the Laguna Niguel Tournament in 2003 and set a school record for most wins in a season that same year...Was also the cross country Team MVP and played soccer at San Clemente. Travel Ball
Played for the Orange County Bells 18-U Gold travel ball team from 2000-2002...Finished fourth at Nationals as a member of the Gordon's Panthers 18-U gold squad in 2003...Competed for the Desperados in 2004. Personal
Ericka Ann Hansen was born Apr. 24, 1986 in Anaheim, Calif....Is a business economics major at UCSB...Is seeking a career as a lawyer...Graduated from high school with academic honors and was a Female Athlete of the Year finalist...Nicknamed "E"...Has a younger sister, Aubrey...Daughter of Judy and Eric Hansen.