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Vanessa Perez

Vanessa Perez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Mission Hills HS

Height:
5-4

Position:
CF

B/T:
R/R

06/12/2012

Perez Honored With C-USA Spirit of Service Award

The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes.

06/08/2012

2012 Review: Top Hitting Performances

Taking a look at UCF's top hitting performances from the past season.

05/10/2012

UCF Softball Falls to Houston in C-USA Tournament

Houston 6, UCF 2

05/09/2012

For Softball Seniors' Sake, `We Don't Want the Season to End'

Knights want to extend season for seniors.

05/09/2012

Seven Softball Knights Earn C-USA Honors

Audas takes major award.

CAREER ACCOLADES
• 2012 All-Conference USA Second Team
• 2012 Dr. Richard Lapchick Award
• 2010 Conference USA Championship All-Tournament Team
• 2009 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• 3x C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll Member

2012 - SENIOR SEASON
• All-Conference USA Second Team
• C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Dr. Richard Lapchick Award
• Was one of only three Knights to start all 58 games, all in centerfield
• Set career-highs in batting average (.279), runs (32), hits (48), doubles (7), RBI (23), on-base percentage (.374), sacrifice flies (3) and stolen bases (9)
• Picked up a nine-game hitting streak from March 14-April 1 and followed it up with a seven-game run from April 15-April 28.
• Broke school records for hit by pitch in a season (11, previous mark was 8) and hit by pitch in a career (26, previous mark was 19) in 2012
• Hit .337 with runners on base and .429 with the bases loaded
• Went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI against Houston on Senior Weekend (4/28)
• Tallied six hits, four runs and three RBI in three games from April 18-April 20 (4/20)
• Had a huge finale against East Carolina going 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI (3/31)
• Drew a career-high three walks and also went 1-for-1 with 2 RBI vs. UIC (3/3)
• Was 2-for-4 with a run scored playing in hometown at San Diego State (2/18)
• Reached base in all three plate appearances with a double and two hit by pitches vs. Bethune Cookman (2/11)

2011 - JUNIOR SEASON
• C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• One of only four Knights to start all 54 games
• Started 52 games in centerfield and two at second base
• Posted 27 hits, scored 14 runs and had 14 RBI
• Was second on the team with eight sacrifice hits
• Had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in C-USA games
• Held a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 26-March 4
• Tallied three multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI games
• Was hit by a pitch a team-high seven times
• Was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts
• Scored one game-winning run and tallied a game-winning RBI
• Went 2-for-3 in the series finale at Houston (5/8)
• Had two hits and scored a run in the series finale vs. UAB (3/27)
• Went 2-for-3 with one run scored vs. Kent State (3/23)
• Also tallied two RBI at Florida A&M (2/23)
• Had two RBI in the win vs. Delaware (2/19)
• Posted her first hit of the season vs. Utah State (2/11)

2010 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
• Named to the C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team
• Started 57 games in centerfield for the Knights
• Led the Knights in stolen base percentage (1.000/4-4)
• Was third on the team in triples (1) and times hit by pitch (3)
• Was fourth on the squad in doubles (6) and fifth in runs scored (20)
• Tallied a .321 on-base percentage
• Hit .288 with 17 hits, 10 runs and four doubles in league action
• Also added a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in C-USA games
• Posted eight multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games
• Held a five-game hitting streak
• Had two game-sealing RBI on the season
• Scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning of the C-USA Championship semifinal vs. Memphis (5/14)
• Matched her career bests with three hits, two runs and two doubles in the second game of the series at UTEP (5/8)
• Scored the game-winning run in the eighth inning at Marshall (4/11)
• Went 2-for-3 and scored a run against No. 6 Florida (3/31)
• Scored a career-high two runs at Southern Miss (3/27)
• Scored two game-winning runs in late innings in the series vs. the Golden Eagles (3/27)
• Hit a game-winning, two-run home run at UNF (2/24)
• Went 2-for-4 with a triple and a RBI vs. No. 16 Tennessee (2/13)

2009 - FRESHMAN SEASON
• Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team
• Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
• Was one of only four Knights to start all 54 games, including 51 in centerfield, two in left field and one at second base
• Led the team with 13 sacrifice bunts
• Was third on the squad with five stolen bases
• Was fourth on the team in doubles (5) and fifth in hits (37)
• Totaled six multi-hit games, including one three-hit contest
• Held a five-game hitting streak
• Had a career-high five at-bats in the opening game at Tulsa (3/7)
• Tallied a career-best three hits vs. Eastern Michigan (2/25)
• Was 2-for-2 with a home run at No. 3 Arizona State (2/6)
• Posted a hit, a RBI and a run in her collegiate debut vs. Texas Tech (2/6)

Prior to UCF
• Was a four-year letterwinner at Mission Hills High School, where she played for head coaches Alexis Clemments and Kevin Giatt
• Four-time All-North County selection
• Earned first team All-League honors following her junior and senior years and second team honors as a sophomore
• Two-time Offensive Player of the Year
• Team MVP in 2008 and Rookie of the Year in 2005
• Two-Time All-CIF first team honoree
• Was named to the All-CIF second team as a freshman
• Hit .400 or better in four consecutive seasons
• Her high school team was the Division III CIF Champions in 2005 and the Division II CIF runners-up in 2007
• Played travel ball with the So Cal Athletics, who were the San Diego Section Division IV Champions

Personal
• Born in Madera, Calif.
• Daughter of David and Sophie Perez
• Majoring in communications

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