UC Davis will conclude series against Pacific in a 2 p.m. Big West game at La Rue Field on Wednesday
2012: NFCA ALL-PACIFIC REGION SECOND TEAM... BIG WEST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE YEAR... BIG WEST CONFERENCE FRESHMAN PITCHER OF THE YEAR... ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Finished 20-13 with 2.10 ERA... First 20-game winner at UC Davis since Amy Rosson posted 29 in 2003... Led Big West Conference with 272 strikeouts and 9 shutouts... Strikeout total ranks 3rd in school history... Also finished 2nd among league leaders in opposing batting (.206), 3rd in ERA, wins and innings (203.0)... Selected as conference's Pitcher of the Week on three occasions (3/12, 4/9, 4/23)... First such award was primarily for no-hitter vs. Idaho State during Aggie Stampede II (3/11)... Second honor came after back-to-back shutouts, including 1-hitter, at Cal State Northridge (4/6, 4/7)... Third weekly award honored consecutive shutouts of Cal Poly (4/20, 4/22)... Fanned 10 or more batters on 12 occasions, including season-high 15 at Santa Clara (2/21)... Also sent down 14 in the 1-hitter against the Matadors (4/7), 13 in shutouts of Maine (3/4) and Idaho State (3/9).
STOCKDALE HS '11: Named second-team ESPN/Rise All-American in 2011... Also claimed first-team all-state, Bakersfield Californian All-Area Player of the Year, Southwest Yosemite League MVP and Bakersfield Jockey Club award as a senior... Registered .456 batting average with an 0.11 ERA and 337 strikeouts that year... Helped team to 22-8-1 overall record and 10-2 SWYL mark en route to Central Section banner... Picked up first-team all-state acclaim as a sophomore and junior.
PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Parents are Jose & Rosanne Vela... Lists her mother as her non-sports hero, surfer Bethany Hamilton as her sports hero... Career goal is to start her own business as a physical therapist.