Utah: Ota is the voice of the team ? smart on and off the field ? lefty slapper ? carries a tremendous passion for the game.
2002: Posted a .286 batting average with seven stolen bases and two triples ? boasted an outstanding .987 fielding percentage ? started 62 of 64 games played ? named academic all-conference.
2001: Played in 54 games, started in 43 games for the Utes ... second on team in sacrifice hits (5) ... four multiple hit games ... one multiple RBI game ... four at bats or more in 12 games ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI vs. Arizona on Mar. 23 ... went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI vs. Colorado State on Apr. 1 ... went 3-for-4 with one run and an RBI vs. Brigham Young on May 5 ? named to the academic all-MWC team.
High School/Club: All-league ? all-district ? all-area ? won most outstanding offense honor ? was team MVP ? League Most Valuable Outfielder ? played for RR Gold club team and was coached by Bob Regpala.
Personal: Daughter of Calvin and Melanie Ota ? major is communications ? born July 14, 1982.