A utility infielder who has played both positions on the left side (shortstop and third base) and at second base ... Has a great glove ... Improved her hitting throughout her freshman campaign.
* 2013 Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team
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 ... Undecided on a major.