Marissa Araujo
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indio, Calif.

High School:
Indio HS

Last College:
Odessa College

Height:
5-7

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

2009: Appeared in 51 games and started 48...Batted .248 with 3 homers and 15 RBIs...All but one of her starts came in left field...Scored 13 runs while posting 33 hits...Stole 6 bases out of 9 attempts...Led the team with 13 doubles and tied for third in the Big West...Had seven games with at least 2 hits, including two games with 3 hits...Drove in at least 2 runs on four separate occasions...Went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs in win against BYU (2/14)...Went 4-for-7 in doubleheader sweep at Saint Mary's (2/21)...First homer of the year came against Colorado State (3/1)...Finished single game at Cal State Bakersfield (3/23) with a 3-for-3 effort along with a homer and 4 RBIs...Had a pair of doubles against Fresno State (3/24) and again against Cal State Fullerton (4/10).

ODESSA COLLEGE: Two-time All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference honoree... Also earned Texas Junior College Athletic Association All-Star recognition... Batted .384 with 8 homers, 12 doubles and 6 tripes as a sophomore... Ranked 21st with 66 RBIs... Hit .408 as a freshman in 2007.

INDIO HS '06: Three-time team and Desert Valley League MVP... Won Ray Adams Award as outstanding senior athlete... Named Citrus Belt Athlete of the Year... Garnered second-team All-Riverside County in 2005 and first team all-region in 2004.

PERSONAL: Born in Brawley, Calif.... Born in exercise biology... Parents are Rick & Martha Espinoza... Hopes to eventually play on the U.S. National Team.