Hawk Item… Transferred to Iowa after playing two years at Iowa Lakes Community College.
2011 as a Senior… Played in 42 games with 39 starts, 36 of which came at first base… paced the squad with a .386 batting average and nine doubles… the batting average ranked 10th in the Big Ten… had the second most hits on the team (51) in 132 plate appearances… scored 16 runs and drove in 14… had a .455 slugging percentage and a .417 on-base percentage… had 13 multi-hit games… had a 14-game hitting streak — the second longest streak on the team — from March 27 through April 30… had three multi-hit games in her first seven contests… went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI at Florida Gulf Coast (2/25), 2-for-4 vs. Eastern Michigan (2/26) and 2-for-3 at Cal State Fullerton (3/4)… had a pair of hits vs. Jackson State (3/12)… went 3-for-3 with one run and an RBI vs. Liberty (3/13)… had a career-high four hits at No. 11 Tennessee (3/18) and went 5-for-6 with four runs and an RBI in the doubleheader sweep of South Dakota (3/20), which led to her earning Big Ten Player of the Week honors on March 21… went 2-for-4 at Ohio State (3/27) and 3-for-4 with two RBI at Western Illinois (3/30)… had three hits, going 3-for-4 with an RBI in the 4-2 win at No. 1 Michigan (4/23).
2010 as a Junior… Appeared in 41 games with 27 starts, including 25 as the designated player and two at first base… first career start and two hits came against Western Illinois (Feb. 12)… recorded pinch-hit single in win at Minnesota (May 8).
2009 as a Sophomore at Iowa Lakes Community College… First team NFCA and NJCAA selection…named Offensive Player of the Year… batted .509 with 25 doubles, 66 RBI and 63 runs scored… led team to Region XI runner up finish and a 56-9 overall record.
2008 as a Freshman at Iowa Lakes Community College… First team NFCA and second team NJCAA selection…batted .498 with 30 doubles, 63 RBI and 72 runs scored… shattered school record for single-season hits…led team to Region XI championship and finished fifth at nationals…team finished with 56-13 record.
High School… Three-time Garden Grove all-League selection…second team all-county pick as a freshman…attended same high school as former Hawkeye All-American Brittany Weil (Pacifica)…led high school team to CIF championships as a freshman and junior.
Personal… Born Dec. 6, 1988… daughter of Albert and Tina Ochoa… majoring in communications.
Runs Scored: 2, 3X, last vs. South Dakota, 3/20/11
Hits: 4 at Tennessee, 3/17/11
Doubles: 2 vs. Ga. Tech, 2/28/10
RBI: 2, 3X, last vs. Wisconsin, 4/27/11
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. South Dakota, 3/20/11