2013 graduate of John C. Kimball High School in Tracy, Calif. ... Played freshman season at Freedom High School before moving to Kimball High School her final three. Played varsity all four seasons at shortstop and played for head coach Joe Hernandez the last three seasons at Kimball ... Named the MVP of the Valley Oak League her sophomore through senior seasons ... As a senior, she was named first-team all-state and the all-area offensive MVP ... recorded impressive batting averages of .607, .593 and .576 respectively from her sophomore to senior seasons ... Honored off the field for her work in the classroom as an honor roll member ... Played club softball for the ASA California Grapettes.
Full name is Ariana Andrea Hawkins ... Prefers "Ari" as her first name ... Born Nov. 18, 1995 in Antioch, Calif. ... Parents are Edwin Hawkins and Sandra Odom ... Majoring in pre-med.