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Katie Manuma Athlete Profile

#31 Katie Manuma

Positions: Third Base, First Base Height: 5-8 Roster Years: 2011-2014 Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI Last School: James Campbell High School



Conference Honors

  • 2014 College Sports Madness All-WCC Second Team selection
  • 2013 PCSC First Team All-Conference
  • 2012 All-WAC Second Team

Career Summary

Katie Manuma had a solid career at BYU in the infield. She finished her time at BYU in ninth in career RBI at BYU with 144. Her teammates named her the defensive player of the year in 2013, the same season when she was named to the All-PSCS Team and was named player of the week a few times. In the first season in the WCC, Manuma was named player of the week twice in the first four weeks. She tallied seven RBI against Seattle, which is tied for the second-most in a single game in BYU history. Additionally, she was at first base in both of triple plays that BYU has ever had. 

Personal

  • Daughter of Viavia and Katie
  • Born in Oahu, HI
  • Has six siblings
  • Had three sisters play Division I softball: Anita (Tennessee), Malamaisaua (Hawaii) and Valana (Hawaii)
  • Cousin Leneah Manuma was an All-American softball player at Arizona
  • Uncle, Jesse Sapolu, won four Super Bowls for the San Francisco 49ers from 1983-1997
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness

Before BYU

  • Prepped at James Campbell High
  • Gatorade Player of the Year for Hawaii in 2010
  • OIA Player of the Year in the Red West Conference
  • 2010 Division I state championship tournament MVP
  • Hawaii State Pitcher and Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010
  • Pitched four complete-game wins in the state tournament to capture the state title
  • Senior year was 13-1 with an ERA of 0.68 and 93 strikeouts while batting .490 (24-for-49) with six homers and six doubles for a .980 slugging percentage
  • 2009 Division I all-tournament team
  • Coached by David Perreira


2011 | Freshman Year

  • Hit a solo home run vs. No. 9 UCLA
  • Hit a double vs. No. 6 UCLA
  • Hit a double and scored 1 run vs. Ohio State
  • Went 2-for-4 vs. No. 19 Texas A&M
  • Hit 2-for-3 against Ole Miss with 2 runs and 1 walk
  • Hit 3-for-3 against Texas Tech, including her first-career home run, adding 3 RBI, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 intentional walk
  • Made first career start and appearance in season opener vs. No. 14 Oregon

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • All-WAC Second Team
  • Hit home runs in back-to-back games at the Cathedral City Classic against No. 14 Texas A&M and LIU Brooklyn
  • Hit two home runs at Nevada
  • Hit a two-run home run vs. Fresno State in the WAC Tournament Championship

2013 | Junior Year

  • PCSC First Team All-Conference
  • Named BYU Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches
  • PCSC Player of the Week (Apr. 29-May 5)
  • PCSC College Madness Player of the Week (Feb. 14-16)
  • Had a career-high 11-game hitting streak from Apr. 20-May 11
  • Hit her first career grand slam against UC Santa Barbara with a season-high four RBI
  • Hit a home run in each of the five preseason tournaments
  • Scored a career-high three runs against Marist in the home opener
  • Had 14 multiple-hit games
  • Had a career-high four hits in game three against Saint Mary's; also scored two runs and had two RBI
  • Pitched 43.1 innings on the season with a 1.29 ERA, giving up just eight earned runs in 20 appearances and one start
  • Had a record of 5-1 from the mound with a team-high four saves
  • Started in all 58 games of the season, with 57 being at first base

2014 | Senior Year

  • College Sports Madness All-WCC Second Team selection
  • Finished the season with a career-high 12 home runs and 51 RBI.
  • Led the WCC in home runs, RBI and runs scored
  • Named WCC Player of the Week twice in the first four weeks.
  • Had a career high four hits and seven RBIs against Seattle in the Easton Desert Classic, while also earning the victory in the circle for the Cougars.
  • Hit two home runs to lead BYU over No. 2 Tennessee.
  • Hit the go-ahead two-RBI double against Hawai’i.
  • Had two home runs against Idaho State to help BYU to a series victory.
  • Hit a three-run home run to give BYU all the room it needed to beat Pacific in the series’ first game.
  • Hit a solo home run to tie the game at six in the top of the sixth against Pacific in the last game of the series. 
  • Went 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBI to help BYU clinch the WCC championship against Saint Mary's
  • Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run in BYU's win over Northwestern in the Washington Regional
  • Had at least one hit in all three games BYU played in the Washington Regional