Katie Manuma Athlete Profile

#31 Katie Manuma

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


  • 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