A utility infielder who played both positions on the left side (shortstop and third base) and at second base ... Had a great glove ... Improved her hitting throughout her freshman campaign and was a consistent offensive threat since ... SDSU was 58-15 over her career when she scored at least one run.
SDSU Career Rankings (after the 2016 season): 8th in singles (141), 10th in runs (90), T-10th in sacrifice bunts (29)
* Philippines National Team at World Cup of Softball IX (2014)
* Four-time Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team (2013-16)
2016 SEASON - SENIOR NCAA Rankings: 15th in sacrifice bunts per game (0.27)
Was one of two Aztecs (also Samantha Camello) to start all 52 games, making every start at second base in her final season ... Batted .295 (49-for-166) with 20 RBIs, 30 runs, five doubles, a triple, four stolen bases and 14 sacrifice bunts, while owning a .341 on-base percentage and a .337 slugging percentage ... Ranked 15th in the nation in sacrifice bunts per game (0.27) ... Had a tremendous Mountain West season, hitting .351 (26-for-74) with 10 RBIs, 19 runs, four doubles and a triple, slugging .432 with a .402 on-base percentage ... Had 11 multi-hit games (tied for second most on the team), four multi-RBI games, a team-high seven multi-run games, six go-ahead RBIs, six go-ahead runs, two game-winning RBIs and a walk-off RBI ... Committed only four errors in 204 chances ast second base, posting a .980 fielding percentage ... 49 of her 52 starts came at the No. 2 spot in the batting order ... Hit a team-high .357 (10-for-28) against left-handed pitching ... Her 14 sac bunts tied for second in the Mountain West ... Began her final season with a five-game hitting streak at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Classic, going 7-for-18 (.389) with three runs and two RBIs ... Had a season-long six-game hitting streak from Feb. 25-March 4, culminating with a 3-for-4 outing with an RBI and two runs in a 10-5 win over No. 11/9 Texas A&M ... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run in the nightcap vs. Nevada on March 29 ... Had two hits, three RBIs, a run and a stolen base vs. Utah State on May 1 ... Was 4-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs at New Mexico on May 6.
2015 SEASON - JUNIOR
Had another solid campaign in 2015, hitting .308 (49-for-159) with 22 RBIs, 25 runs, four doubles, two triples and two stolen bases in 54 games (51 starts) ... Finished with a .358 slugging percentage and a .369 on-base percentage, and had five sacrifice bunts ... Had 13 multi-hit games (fourth on team), five multi-RBI games and three multi-run games ... Also scored three game-winning runs ... Improved her play in MW games, batting .338 (24-for-71) with 14 RBIs, 13 run, two doubles, two triples, a stolen base, a .423 slugging percentage and a .415 on-base percentage ... Was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a double vs. Texas A&M on Feb. 7 ... Had two hits apiece in back-to-back-to-back games vs. Pacific (March 6), Iowa (March 7) and Long Beach State (March 8) ... Was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs at Boise State on March 29 ... Recorded two hits vs. Fresno State (April 4) and three more at Nevada (April 7) ... Had back-to-back two-hits games vs. San Jose State (April 12) and at Colorado State (April 18), and another two-hit game vs. CSU two days later (April 20) ... Was 2-for-2 with a run, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt at Utah State on May 3 ... Came up with three hits and a run vs. Texas in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional on May 15 ... SDSU was 18-4 when she scored at least one run.
2014 SEASON - SOPHOMORE
Had a tremendous second season, improving in almost every offensive category ... Batted .301 (46-for-153) with a homer, 19 RBIs, 25 runs, four doubles, two triples, six walks, eight sacrifice bunts and six stolen bases ... Ranked fourth in the MW in sacrifice bunts (8) and tied for 10th in triples (2) ... Appeared in 54 of the team's 59 games, starting 51 total, including a team-high 42 at third base and nine at second base ... Batted .254 (17-for-67) with eight RBIs, six runs, four walks, four sac bunts and a stolen base in MW play ... Was 1-for-5 (.200) with a run and a stolen base at the Kajikawa Classic from Feb. 6-8 ... Singled, scored a run and stole a base in her lone start vs. Cal Poly (2/8) ... Hit .375 (3-for-8) with two RBIs, two runs, a triple, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt at the Campbell/Cartier Classic from Feb. 13-16 ... Had two hits, including her first career triple (and extra-base hit), two RBIs and two runs vs. South Dakota (2/14) ... Singled, stole a base and had a sacrifice bunt against Saint Mary's (2/16) ... Was one of just two Aztecs (Patrice Jackson) to bat at least .300 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic from Feb. 20-23, going 3-for-10 (.300) with a run and a sacrifice bunt ... Singled and scored a run vs. No. 12/16 Texas A&M (2/20) ... Was 2-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt vs. Oklahoma State (2/13) ... Was 3-for-9 (.333) with a run and a stolen base at the San Diego Classic I from Feb. 27-March 3 ... Singled and scored SDSU's lone run in a 3-1 loss to No. 2/2 Tennessee (2/27) ... Singled and stole a base vs. Lehigh (2/27) ... Was 8-for-18 (.444) with a homer, six RBIs, six runs, a double, a sac bunt and a stolen base at the Shocker Softball Classic from March 6-9 ... Had a career-high three hits, including her first career home run and grand slam, along with two runs at Wichita State (3/6) ... Recorded two hits with an RBI and a run vs. UMKC (3/7) ... Singled, scored a run, stole a base and had a sacrifice bunt against Iowa State (3/7) ... Had an RBI double and scored a run against Northern Illinois (3/8) ... Singled and scored a run vs. North Dakota (3/9) ... Was 6-for-20 (.300) with an RBI, five runs and two walks at the San Diego Classic II and vs. Monmouth from March 14-18 ... Had two hits and a run against Long Beach State (3/14) ... Had three hits, an RBI and two runs vs. Harvard (3/15) ... Scored a run, walked and had a sacrifice bunt against Texas Tech (3/16) ... Walked and scored a run vs. Monmouth (3/18) ... Batted .300 (3-for-10) with an RBI, run and two walks in the league-opening series at New Mexico from March 21-23 ... Singled and walked in the series opener at New Mexico (3/21) ... Was 2-for-3 with an RBI, run and walk vs. the Lobos (3/22) the following day ... Had two hits with an RBI and a run vs. Cal State Northridge (3/26) ... Was 2-for-7 (.286) with an RBI, run and sacrifice bunt against Nevada on April 4-6 ... Had two hits with an RBI and a run in the middle game of the series with the Wolf Pack (4/5) ... Was 1-for-9 (.111) at Fresno State from April 11-13 ... Was 3-for-7 (.429) with two runs, a walk and a stolen base vs. Utah State from April 17-19 ... Best game was the series finale (4/19), where she was 2-for-2 with two runs, a walk and a stolen base ... Was 2-for-10 (.200) with a sac bunt at UNLV from April 22-23 ... Had two hits and a sacrifice bunt in the nightcap vs. the Rebels (4/22) ... Was 0-for-7 (.000) with a run and a sac bunt vs. Colorado State from April 25-27 ... Batted .333 (3-for-9) with three RBIs, a triple and a walk at San José State from May 2-4 ... Had two hits and three RBIs in the series opener with the Spartans (5/2) ... Had a triple and walked in the finale with SJSU (5/4) ... Was 3-for-8 (.375) with three RBIs, a run, a double and a sacrifice bunt vs. Boise State from May 8-10 ... Had an RBI single and scored a run in the series opener with the Broncos (5/8) ... Was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double in the series finale (5/10) ... Hitted .300 (3-for-10) with an RBI, two runs, two doubles and a stolen base at the NCAA Tempe Regional from May 16-17 ... Was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and two runs vs. Dartmouth (5/9) in an elimination game ... SDSU was 18-2 when she scored a run.
2013 SEASON - FRESHMAN
Played in 42 games with 26 starts (22 at third base, three at second base and one at shortstop) as a freshman ... Batted .219 with three RBIs, 10 runs and 10 walks ... Was 0-for-4 (.000) with a run, walk, sacrifice bunt and a stolen base at the Kajikawa Classic on Feb. 7-9 ... Earned her first collegiate start at second base against Stephen F. Austin (2/8), going 0-for-3 ... Started at shortstop the next day vs. Western Michigan (2/9), where she had a walk, stolen base, sacrifice bunt and a run ... Was 1-for-6 (.167) with a run, a walk and a sacrifice bunt at the Campbell/Cartier Classic from Feb. 14-17 ... Earned the start at second base with a run scored vs. Cal Poly (2/15) ... Had a walk and a sacrifice bunt with a start at third base vs. UC Riverside (2/17) ... Hit .250 (3-for-12) with an RBI, two runs and
two walks at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic from Feb. 21-24 ... Had two hits and an RBI vs. Virginia (2/21) ... Drew two walks and scored two runs vs. Ohio State (2/23) ... Batted .250 (2-for-8) at the San Diego Classic I from Feb. 28-March 3 ...
Was 0-for-4 with a run and a walk at the Fresno State Classic from March 8-10 ... Walked and scored a run against No. 9/8 Oregon (3/8) ... Was 4-for-13 (.308), two RBIs, three runs and two walks over SDSU's seven games from March 12-16 ... Had two hits, an RBI and a run vs. Miami (3/13) ... Had two hits and a run against San Jose State (3/14) ... Had a walk and a sacrifice fly vs. Seton Hall (3/16) ... Was 2-for-6 (.333) with a walk in the three-game series vs. New Mexico from March 28-30 ... Was 0-for-5 witha walk over three games (and one start) over SDSU's four games from April 3-7 ... Was 1-for-2 with a run in San Diego State's two non-conference games at Cal State Fullerton (4/10) and UC Riverside (4/13), singling and scoring at CSF ... Was 1-for-2 over four appearances over San Diego State's four games from April 16-21 ... Played in one game as a defensive replacement over the Fresno State series from April 26-28 ... Did not play over SDSU's series at Colorado State from May 4-5 ... Was 0-for-3 over the UNLV series from May 9-11 ... Started the finale vs. the Rebels (5/10), her first start since April 3, and was 0-for-3 ... Was 2-for-8 (.250) with a run and a walk at the NCAA Tempe Regional from May 17-18 ... Best game of the tournament was the opener vs. rv/No. 21 Georgia (5/17), where she singled and scored a run ... San Diego State was 7-2 when she scored a run.
CLUB - LAKEWOOD FIRECRACKERS
Played her club ball for the Lakewood Firecrackers and coaches Jorge Araujo & Bill West.
HIGH SCHOOL - CHINO
Was a four-year letterwinner at Chino High School ... Also played for the Lakewood Firecrackers club team ... Earned all-Mt. Baldy first-team honors for her final three years after being an honorable-mention pick as a freshman ... Was named the Division 2 Player of the Year for the CIF-Southern Section as a senior and named to the All-Sun first team ... Over her career had 11 home runs, 105 RBIs and 138 runs ... Hit .537 with six homers and 35 RBIs as a senior, while scoring 44 runs, helping Chino HS to its first CIF-SS championship ... Also competed on the cross country and soccer teams ... Was a scholar athlete
Leia Jimenez Ruiz was born Dec. 2, 1994 in Bellflower, Calif. ... Daughter of Rachel and Rafael Ruiz ... Picked SDSU over Purdue and Ball State, as well as additional schools ... Majored in kinesiology as a fitness specialist.