|17 Cristen Aona
2010 Preseason All-Conference USA Team member
C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week (4/20/09)
As A Junior (2009)
Started all 55 of ECU's games, 53 at third base and two at second base ... Drove in 31 runs, posted a .441 slugging percentage, collected 71 total bases and was hit by a pitch six times, all the second-highest marks on the team ... Tied for third on squad with 43 hits, including a career-high two triples ... Established a career best with six home runs ... Enters her senior season tied for seventh on ECU's all-time home runs list with 13 ... Defensively, led the Pirates with 107 assists, seventh-most in Conference USA, and committed a career-low seven errors ... Led the team with 11 multiple-RBI games and collected squad third-best 10 multiple-hit games ... Tied for the team lead with 12 two-out RBI ... 17 runs batted in during Conference USA games were the most on the team ... Tied her career high with an eight-game hitting streak (4/10-19), the second longest for any Pirate during the year ... Drove in the game-winning run at Marshall (4/25) ... Hit a walk-off game-winning two-run home run against rival N.C. State (4/15) ... Named the C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week after her heroics against the Wolfpack ... Hit two-run homers in games one and three at UTEP (4/10-11) ... Hit two-run round trippers in both games of a doubleheader at UNC Wilmington (3/25) ... Registered ECU's only assists (six) in the series-clinching victory over Houston (3/8) ... Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team.
As A Sophomore (2008)
Was the Pirates' starting third baseman in all 67 games ... Led squad with a .338 batting average in Conference USA contests ... Finished tied for second on the team in hits with 58 and had sole possession of second in total bases with 84 ... Defensively, had a team-best 170 assists, which tied her for the most in C-USA ... Found herself in the C-USA rankings for hit by pitches, where she finished tied for seventh after being plunked seven times ... Smashed a two-run home run in the NCAA regional contest against Mississippi Valley State (5/17), leading the Pirates to their first-ever NCAA Tournament win ... Batted .417 (5-12) with the bases loaded and .395 (15-38) as the leadoff ... One of only two Pirates on the season with a five-RBI game, against Southern Miss (3/15) ... Posted back-to-back three-RBI games, which came against BYU and Princeton (3/21) ... Finished third on the team with 13 multiple-hit games ... Established a career-high eight-game hitting streak (3/12-22), tied for the second-longest on the team ...Set or tied career-bests in runs, hits, runs batted in and stolen bases in a game during the year.
As A Freshman (2007)
Started 54 of the 56 games she played ... Was one of four Pirates to record a perfect stolen base percentage (6-6) ... Among the team leaders in games played (56) and games started (54) ... Played all 54 contests at third base, helping the Pirates to a 35-19 record and tallying 80 assists, the second-most on the squad ... Turned in three multi-hit games and four multi-RBI contests ... Enjoyed a four-game hitting streak in the Pirate Clash (3/2-3) ... Slapped a career-high five RBI against Vermont (3/2).
Punahou High School
Four-year softball letterwinner at Punahou which, in 2008, was ranked No. 1 on Sports Illustrated's Best High School Athletics Programs list ... Compiled a record of 42-13 ... Named Second-Team Interscholastic League of Hawaii (ILH) shortstop after her senior campaign ... Team went 14-0 her junior year and was ILH league champion ... All-state and ILH selection as a first baseman her junior year ... Named all-state honorable mention her freshman and sophomore years ... Served as a team captain for three years, starting as a sophomore ... Coached by Kristl Okuhara Chinen ... Also lettered twice in basketball, helping team to league championships in 2005 and 2006 and Division I state championship in 2006 ... Received President's Award and was on the honor roll as a senior.
Academic major is health education and promotion - pre health ... Has a twin brother (Christian "Bucky" Aona) ... Bucky was Hawai'i Player-of-the-Year in baseball and plays at Southern Utah on scholarship ... Daughter of Chris and Deb Aona.