8 Kim Sawyer
8 Kim Sawyer
Birth Date: 04/17/1980
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Rancho Bernardo HS
Position: Second Base

2002: Gauchos' Team Captain and leader on the field enters her final season as one of the squad's top hitters and will be starting at second...2001: In keeping with the reputation she built in her first two years with the Gauchos, Sawyer maintained her status as a team leader...She led the team in three offensive categories (HR, Slg. %, SF) and ranked in the top five of nine others...A consistent starter at second base she appeared in 43 games, and the starting lineup in 39...Her tie for the team lead with three homeruns and fourth best five doubles lead to a .378 slugging percentage to pace the Gauchos...Drove in 12 runs, only two Gauchos had more, and scored ten herself...Produced four multi-hit games to help accrue 23 hits and 37 total bases with a .235 batting average...In a win over Brown she tallied five RBI's, tying her for the Gauchos' season per game high...A good eye, she was second on team with 16 walks...2000: A team leader by example, Sawyer's work ethic and enthusiasm were unparalleled...Starting second baseman slugged .370...Collected four homers, including one into the baseball field...Totaled 18 RBI and 15 runs...Also swiped seven bags in seven tries...1999: Freshman had a solid first year...Made several starts at second and third base after injuries depleted infield...Clutch hitter had seven two-out runs batted in...Named Gauchos' Rookie of the Year...Hit .253 with 13 RBI and ten runs scored...High School: Played at Rancho Bernardo for Tracy Stowe...Hit .428 in Palomar League play as a sophomore and didn't strike out once in 92 at-bats as a rookie...A two-time all-league choice, helped Broncos to league title as a senior...Is the first softball player in Rancho Bernardo history to make jump to college ranks...Career highlight was beating rival high school to win league title during senior year...Also competed in volleyball...Was a CSF and National Honor Society member...Played for the San Diego Lightning travel ball squad...Personal: Kimberly Lyn Sawyer was born April 17, 1980 in San Diego, CA...First word was "ball"...Majoring in History with a minor in Athletic Coaching...Hopes to become a high school teacher and coach upon graduation...Co-President of UCSB's Student Athlete Advisory Board...UCSB Scholar Athlete Recipient...Huge Padres and Tony Gwynn fan...Finds Catcher in the Rye, Huck Finn, and Death of a Salesman go reading...Reads Cosmopolitan and ESPN: The Magazine...Favorite movies include Old Yeller, Tommy Boy and Three Amigos...Enjoys watching Seinfeld, Temptation Island, Saved By The Bell, and Days Of Our Lives...Daughter Richard and Debbie Sawyer.