MINERS

Simone Holland
15  Simone Holland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Mirada , Calif.

High School:
La Mirada

Height:
5-6

Position:
First Base

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R

2008 (SENIOR): Played in 46 games with 45 starts for UTEP ... knocked 31 hits, including eight doubles and five long balls for 54 RBI ... batted .240 ... scored 16 runs for UTEP and drew 17 walks ... recorded eight multiple hit games and seven multiple RBI games ... posted three sacrifice hits ... one of two Miners to blast a grand slam of the season - the fourth of her career - vs. Texas Southern ... second on the team in putouts with 244 and made 16 assists with no errors to field 100 percent from the field ... registered three games with 10 or more putouts including a season-high 11 vs. UC Davis ... left UTEP as the all-time career leader in games played (202), games started (201), at bats (594), hits (166), doubles (32), home runs (25), RBI (113), total bases (273) and intentional walks (2) while blasting four base-clearing homers - the most of any player in the history of the program.

2007 (JUNIOR): A second team All-Conference USA honoree ... UTEP's all-time home run leader, Holland blasted eight long balls in 2007 including two grand slams ... batted .329 to rank third for UTEP ... tallied 22 runs on 48 hits (1.02 per game) with 10 doubles and 30 RBI ... drew 19 walks ... recorded 249 putouts, 13 assists and committed just seven errors to tally a fielding percentage of .974 ... turned a team-high 15 double plays which tied for second in the league ... 13 multiple hit games, seven multiple RBI games and posted a six game hitting streak ... slugged .562 for the season to rate second on the squad and was third in on-base percentage (.417) ... batted in a career-high seven runners against Buffalo (Feb. 23) ... recorded three games with three hits ... laced a pair of back-to-back home runs against Buffalo and Northern Colorado ... twice posted 13 putouts.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Started in all 55 games for the Miners ... ranked third on the team in batting average at .296 ... registered 50 hits with 31 runs scored in 2006 ... launched UTEP's first grand slam in the program's history against Wright State for a season-high four RBIs ... sailed eight doubles and eight home runs in 2006 and had 38 RBIs ... led the team in fielding percentage (.986), chances (256), fielding double plays (six) and was second in putouts with 256 ... had 13 multiple hit games including three games with three hits ... recorded 10 games with multiple RBIs including three RBIs in four games ... reached six total bases against New Mexico State (Feb. 14) ... recorded a season-high 10 putouts against Georgia State ... was 3-for-3 against Alabama A&M with two runs, three RBIs and one double.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Started and played in all 57 games for UTEP ... first on the team in putouts with 306 while compiling a .997 fielding percentage after committing just one error in 322 chances ... recorded 10 or more putouts in five games with a season-high 11 versus San Jose State on April 9 ... second on the team in home runs with four ... had a .258 batting average with 21 runs on 41 hits, including 24 RBIs and seven doubles ... ranked 26th in the nation and first in the WAC in hit-by-pitch per game with nine (0.18) including two against Bethune-Cookman.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Garnered All-Suburban League honors in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... helped lead La Mirada High School to four consecutive Suburban League championships and to the California Interscholastic League finals in 2003 and 2004 ... led her ASA team to 2003 and 2004 gold nationals ... in 2002, her ASA team took ninth place at the national championships, and seventh place in 2001 ... tabbed La Mirada High's Defensive MVP in 2003 ... earned second team Dream Team honors in 2003 and third team in 2003 by the local paper.

PERSONAL: Simone Amy Holland is the daughter of David and Inge Holland ... born on July 7, 1986 in Fullerton, Calif. ... has one brother (Chasen).