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  Kira Ching
Kira Ching

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Lorenzo, CA

High School:
Arroyo

Height:
5-7

Position:
2B

B/T:
R/R

As a junior in 2002: NFCA Pacific All-Region First Team member ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Earned Second Team Academic All-Pac-10 accolades ... Named to the All-Tournament Teams at the NCAA Regionals and Speedline Invitational ... Started and played in 61 games for the Cardinal and has started all but one contest in her career ... Batting average of .326 (60-184) ranks third best on the team ... Led the squad with a career-high 46 RBI and was second with 10 home runs ... Also finished the year with 11 doubles, two triples and 35 runs scored ... Had a .952 fielding percentage and tallied 13 stolen bases ... Recorded 17 multiple-hit games and 13 multiple-RBI contests ... Went 2-for-3 with four RBI, a triple and a home run against Pacific in the team's 7-0 NCAA Regional win (5/16) ... Perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with four RBI and a double at Arizona State (5/3) ... Was a combined 5-for-7 with seven RBI and two home runs in a doubleheader sweep of Saint Mary's (4/30) ... Turned in a 3-for-4 performance at the plate with 3 RBI and two doubles versus UC Santa Barbara (3/2) in the Red Desert Classic ... Smacked two home runs against UNLV and went 2-for-3 at the plate (3/1).

As a sophomore in 2001: Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection, the first conference honor of her career ... One of four Stanford players selected to the All-Tournament team at NCAA Regionals ... Played and started in all 71 games for the Cardinal ... Her .256 batting average (57-223) was third best on the team, as were her seven homers ... Smacked 16 doubles, including a two-run double in the Regional championship game to give Stanford a 2-0 advantage ... Her 45 RBI were third-best on the club ... Was clutch in the postseason, hitting .353 (6-17) with seven RBI during NCAA Regionals ... Owned a .324 average with runners on base ... Ranks third in the all-time career record books with 20 stolen bases, after swiping 14-of-15 in 2001 ... Third on the team with 15 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple RBI games ... Went 3-for-5 with four RBI in Cardinal's shutout of Central Michigan in NCAA Regionals on 5/18 ... Turned in a 3-for-4 outing with three RBI and two runs scored against Georgia Tech (3/10) ... In a doubleheader vs. Arizona State (4/22), went 4-for-6 with five RBI and three runs scored ... Went 3-for-3 with five RBI and two runs scored against Nebraska (3/3).

As a freshman in 2000: Made 33 starts in 34 games played for the Cardinal ... Hit .303 on the season with 27 hits and 24 RBI ... Hit her first collegiate homerun against Georgia (2/12) ... Hit a grand slam vs. Long Beach State (2/19) notching a career-high four RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with two doubles against Santa Clara (3/19) ... Put together an eight game hitting streak during the season ... Notched four multiple hit games as well as five multiple RBI games ... Saw time at second base, third base and as a designated hitter during the year ... Swiped a career-high two bases vs. Santa Clara (2/19) in the second game of a doubleheader ... Her six stolen bases ranked third on the team.

High School: A 1999 graduate of Arroyo High School ... CIF Female Athlete of the Year ... A three-time all-state selection according to Cal-Hi Sports ... Three-time league MVP ...Alameda Newspaper Group Best of the Best choice in all four years, and the 1999 Player of the Year ... Co-Salutatorian of her graduating class ... On the Dean's list all four years.

Club: Played for the San Jose Strikkers, one of the nation's top teams, along with Tori Nyberg.

Personal: Daughter of Terry and Loke Ching ... Major is American Studies with a specialization in race and ethnicity.

Getting to know Kira Ching....

What Made You Choose To Attend Stanford : No other school can beat the combination of athletics and academics, and the coaching staff is one of a kind!

Favorite Athlete : Alex Rodriguez

What Is Something About Yourself That Few People Know : That I have wanted a New VW Beettle since I was a junior in high school. And I finally got it for Christmas!!!

One Word That Describes You : Outgoing

My parents were right when they told me : Things happen for a reason and if things were meant to be then that will be!

Ching's Career Stats

YearAvg.GP/GSABRH2B/3B/HRRBIBB/KSB/SBA
2000.30334/338914273/3/3246/166/7
2001.25671/71223305716/1/74511/4114/15
2002.32661/61184356011/2/104621/3613/18
Career.290166/1654967914430/6/2011538/9333/40
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