|City/State:||Santa Fe Springs, Calif.|
|Other College:||Mt. San Antonio|
Honors and Awards
Richard Raimondi Memorial Scholarship Recipient
NFCA Academic All-American
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring)
Shocker Invitational All-Tournament Team
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall)
2006: Season Outlook
Lizzy Aumua (pronounced uh-MOO-uh, formerly Rock) is expected to start in center field and hit either first or second for Nebraska in 2006. In her second season at NU, Aumua has the challenge of helping replace All-American Anne Steffan, the Huskers' leadoff hitter for the past two years. In 22 plate appearances as a leadoff hitter last season, Aumua reached base 10 times for a .455 on-base percentage. After beginning 2005 at the bottom of the order, Aumua hit third for most of the season.
Aumua made an immediate impact as a first-year player in 2005, showing no difficulties adjusting to the Division I level while batting .378 and setting a school record with 27 sacrifices. Aumua will again be asked to sacrifice in certain situations in 2006, while also creating offense at the top of the order.
A versatile slapper, Aumua is also a legitimate RBI threat. She racked up 17 RBIs in 2005 and hit .422 (27-for-64) with runners in scoring position and .412 (35-for-85) with runners on base. Also one of the fastest players on the team, Aumua puts tremendous pressure on the defense both at the plate and on the basepaths.
Defensively, Aumua possesses a strong and accurate arm in addition to her range. She led all outfielders with six assists and committed only three errors as the starting right fielder in 2005.
2005: Junior Season
Aumua showed no trouble adjusting to the Division I level as she has made an immediate impact for the 2005 Huskers after transferring from Mt. San Antonio College ... started all 59 games in right field and ranked second on the team with a .378 average and 62 hits ... led the team with a school-record 27 sacrifices ... became one of just three players in school history to record 20 or more sacrifices in a season ... ranked second in the nation with an average of 0.44 sacrifices per game ... ranked third on the team with a .409 slugging percentage and a .396 on-base percentage ... was second on the team with 20 multi-hit games and fifth on the team with five multi-RBI games ... ranked eighth in the Big 12 in average ... went 4-for-8 with three sacrifices in the NCAA Tournament ... hit safely in a career-high eight-game stretch from Feb. 12-25 ... hit her first career triple against Iowa State on April 27 ... the triple came with the bases loaded and proved to be the game-winning RBI ... scored the game-winning run in the Huskers' win at 15th-ranked Missouri ... was a perfect 5-for-5 with two sacrifices and four runs scored in the two-game series with Texas Tech April 16-17 ... hit her first career double on Feb. 18 vs. New Mexico ... also added the game-winning RBI against the Lobos, the first of her career ... has recorded more than one sacrifice in a game on two occasions ... against Texas Tech on March 12, went 0-for-0 at the plate with three sacrifices ... defensively committed only three errors in 69 chances and led all outfielders with six assists ... recorded three straight multi-hit games on two occassions ... was named to the Shocker Invitational All-Tournament Team ... was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.
Mount San Antonio College
Aumua spent one year at Cal State Fullerton before attending Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) for two years ... led Mt. SAC to the California state title in 2003 and to the state tournament in 2004 ... earned first-team All-America honors during a dominant season in 2004 ... hit .472 with 37 runs scored, five triples and 31 stolen bases in 31 attempts ... posted an on-base percentage of .500 and a slugging percentage of .634 ... earned first-team all-state, first-team all-state tournament, conference co-MVP and Female Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year honors in her final year at Mt. SAC ... in 2003 earned first-team all-conference and first-team all-state tournament honors ... chose Nebraska over Auburn.
Aumua was a standout for Santa Fe High in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. ... earned second-team All-Del Rio League honors in 1999, all-area recognition in 2001 and first-team All-Del Rio League accolades in 2000 and 2001 ... also earned first-team All-America and all-state honors ... lettered four times in soccer ... in the classroom, was a member of the honor roll, honor guard, Principal's honor court and was an honor graduate.
Coach Revelle on Aumua
"Lizzy plays the game with a lot of emotion and leads the team with that same kind of passion. Her leadership skills have pumped extra beats into all of our hearts. She is prepared to 'leave it all on the field.' She is an offensive weapon and she is a true triple threat, leaving defenses pondering how to try to keep her off the bases."