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#3 Dani Pineda
Position: First Base/Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: L
Year: Senior
Hometown: Coolidge, Ariz.
High School: Coolidge
College: CC
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2010: Second team All-Ivy League ... split time between first base and center field ... started 47 games ... set career marks in batting average (.325), hits (49), home runs (6) and RBIs (29) ... was named Ivy League Player of the Week on March 23 after smashing three home runs and tallying 10 RBIs over six games ... went 2-for-3 with home run and pair of RBIs in victory over Saint Peter's ... went 4-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs in career game against Fairleigh Dickinson on same day as win over Peahens ... concluded the season on a seven-game hitting streak ... went 14-for-23 (.609) over stretch with two home runs and nine RBIs ... closed out year with 4-for-6 performance in doubleheader with Penn, including grand slam in final game of her career.

2009: All-Ivy honorable mention ... named twice to the Ivy League weekly honor roll ... was second on team with nine doubles ...  tied for team best with 27 RBI, second all-time at Columbia in a single season ... drilled four homeruns, fifth all-time at Columbia in a single season ... raised her total career putouts to 1,139, second all-time at Columbia ... collected 65 total bases ... among the team leaders with a .428 slugging percentage and .333 on base percentage ... had a stellar series against Princeton with four RBI, and back-to-back homeruns ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored in the Lions 8-3 victory over Sacred Heart ... launched a homerun and double in an 8-2 rout of Cornell.

2008: Second team All-Ivy League ... breakout season saw her hit .313, ninth all-time at Columbia in a single season ... team-high eight stolen bases ... played a terrific first base and was on the receiving end of 15 of a program-record 18 double plays ... tied for team-best with 21 runs scored ... cracked her first career home run at home against Fairleigh Dickinson ... two-run, first-inning double set the pace in Columbia's 11-0 rout of Yale ... bunt hit in first inning vs. Brown drove home two runs in Lions' 4-0 victory to open the Ivy League season ... went 4-for-4 in Columbia's second game vs. Manhattan in Florida, a 6-3 Lions victory.

2007: Columbia season-record 22 sacrifice bunts primarily batting from the two-hole ... seven extra-base hits including five doubles and two triples ... drove in winning run in 1-0 victory vs. Rider ... drove in pair of runs in season-opening win vs. Bethune-Cookman ... provided the offense with a two-run single in Columbia’s 2-1 win vs. Yale.

Coolidge High: South Region (Ariz.) Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior ... first-team All-Arizona as a sophomore and junior ... first-team all-region all four years of high school ... highest season batting average during high school was .589 ... played with the Arizona Storm in under-18 Gold with the American Softball Association ... also an all-region selection in volleyball.

Personal: Majors in american studies ... salutatorian of her graduating class ... hopes to work for NASA after college ... daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Pineda ... b. April 27, 1988 in Gilbert, Ariz.

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB-ATT
2007 .201 48-48 144 14 29 5 2 0 11 38 .264 4 3 17 .238 0 22 1-2
2008 .313 47-47 144 21 45 8 0 1 15 56 .389 8 3 16 .361 0 7 8-9
2009 .263 50-50 152 23 40 9 2 4 27 65 .428 11 5 27 .333 0 3 2-2
2010 .325 47-47 151 35 49 7 1 6 29 76 .503 14 3 16 .391 1 3 8-10
Totals .275 192-192 591 93 163 29 5 11 82 235 .397 37 14 76 .315 1 35 19-23