2004: Started 38 of 42 games played... Batted .271 (29-for-107) and with team-best .421 slugging... Shared team lead with 3 homers and was tied for second in sacrifice hits (9)... Smacked back-to-back solo shots at UC San Diego during 5-for-6 day (3/26)... Went 4-for-5 with a double in home win vs. Tritons (2/14)... Hit first career triple vs. Minnesota (3/16)... Finished year with 8 multi-hit games and 4 multi-RBI outings.
2003: Appeared in 7 games as a reserve, primarly as a pinch runner, before succumbing to injury after first month... Scored 4 runs despite just 6 at-bats... Collected first collegiate hit at Chico State, going 1-for-3 with a run (2/14)... Awarded medical hardship year.
CASA GRANDE HS '02: Four-year scholar-athlete in softball and basketball... Earned second team All-Sonoma County League and second team All-Redwood Empire honors as a senior... Named Santa Rosa Press Democrat Scholar-Athlete of the Year... Batted .340 and posted 9 assists from right field (23 in all)... Selected as team's Best Defensive Player in 2002... Collected team's Coach's Award in 1999 and 2001... Team won North Coast Section her junior year... Voted Most Inspirational in basketball as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 11, 1984 in Greenbrae, Calif.... Majoring in psychology... Aspires to become a crime scene investigator... Parents are Michael & Rina Cresta... Nickname is "Crazy J"... Played for California Predators... Career highlight was slamming back-to-back homers at UCSD last season... Great uncle, Bill Cresta, is enshrined in the Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame... Sports heroes are Dr. Dot Richardson and Benito Santiago... Non-sports hero is Rick O'Brien, one of her high school teachers.
Aggies fall in season's first
Farm vs. Farm matchup