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Frani Echavarria
Player Profile:
Frani Echavarria 1261493
Position: Outfield
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverside, CA
High School: Martin Luther King HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Tour Elia, Frani and Jamia's Apartment (February 2, 2012)

Hard Work Lifts Frani Echavarria to New Heights (March 2, 2011)

Video Q&A With Frani Echavarria (March 24, 2010)

2011 Quick Hits:
-Batted a team-best .458 in the NCAA Tournament, slugging an incredible .625
-Cal's starting center fielder, commanded the outfield in all 58 games
-Hit .271, good for fourth on the team
-An incredibly aggressive baserunner and was 7-for-10 in steals

Women's College World Series (2011):
-Started all three games in center
-Came around to score once
-Hit .143

Lexington Super Regional (2011):
-Paced the Bears by slugging 1.000
-Third on the team, hitting .429
-Tied Victoria Jones for first with a .556 on-base percentage
-Hit the game-winning homer in game one
-Had two hits, two runs and one walk in game three

Louisville Regional (2011):
-Started all three games in center
-Hit .700, slugged .700 and had a .700 on-base percentage
-Had one RBI versus Jacksonville State
-Amassed seven hits
-With her hitting, she upped her season average from .239 to .270

2010 Quick Hits:
-Cal's starting center fielder
-Improved night and day between her freshman campaign and sophomore year
-Second on the squad in hits with 62
-Lauded as an All-Pac-10 honorable mention
-Third on the team in batting average (.339) and doubles (11)
-Incredibly aggressive baserunner

Athens Super Regional (2010):
-Notched one of Cal's three hits in game two and knocked in the sole run of the game

Columbus Regional (2010):
-Had a double against OSU and came around to score twice

2009 Quick Hits:
-Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention
-Ended the year with a .193 batting average, driving in five RBI and scoring 17 runs off 23 hits
-Went 7-for-9 at the plate in the regional, hitting seven singles and scoring twice

-Has aspirations of obtaining a master's degree in criminal law and justice
-First person in her family to go to college

-Majoring in sociology

Night and Day:
Somewhere in between her freshman (2009) and sophomore seasons (2010), junior Frani Echavarria improved by leaps and bounds. She went from hitting a final .193 with five RBI and 17 runs as a freshman to ending 2010 as the squad's third best hitter at .339 and with the second-most hits (62) and third-most doubles (11). She received just desserts as a Pac-10 honorable mention.

Law & Order, Frani Style:
Following her tenure at Cal, Frani Echavarria has aspirations of going to law school so she can become a defense attorney. She notes that she has always wanted to be a lawyer but would like to help people, thus the career as a public defender, so she can protect the innocent. She is also the first member of her family to attend college.

No Clowning Around:
When asked for a unique fact, Frani Echavarria is quick to respond that she gets nervous around clowns! Frani is not alone for many people suffer from coulrophobia, a fancy word for the abnormal, exaggerated, or irrational fear of clowns.

Why I Have My Number:
"When I was younger, we were picking out numbers and my coach said no one can just wear number 1. Anyone who has number 1 has to have to have an attitude and an edge and be tough on the field. So I asked if I could have the number and he looked at me and said, yea you can wear it. I've worn it ever since."

My Walk-Up Songs Are:
"My walk up songs this year is "Show Me What You Got" by Jay-Z and "Danza Kuduro" by Don Omar and Lucenzo. I chose song one because it's one of those songs that always gets me hyped for the game. I chose song two because the music just makes me feel good and want to dance! It's one of my all time favorite songs."

2009	53	119	17	23	.193	0	0	0	5	3	31	6-7
2010	62	183	27	62	.339	11	1	1	25	4	25	5-6
2011	58	166	27	45	.271	5	1	1	24	17	30	7-10
Totals	173	468	71	130	.278	16	2	2	54	24	86	18-23
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