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CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOPHOMORE (2013): All-Big West Conference Second Team as a second baseman...after transferring from Southern Miss, she hit .330 with 29 hits, 16 runs scored, and a team-high five triples...finished sixth in the Big West Conference in batting average...her five triples this season ranks fifth-best in school history for a single season and she finished tied for the most this season in the Big West...had six multiple-hit games and stole 12 bases...against Cal State Northridge on May 11, she hit two triples in the same inning (5th inning, 3-for-4, two RBI's, one run scored)...her first hit as a Titan came versus McNeese State on February 11...currently has an eight-game hitting streak (.458, 11-for-24, six RBI's).
California native played her freshman season at Southern Miss, batting .250 in 46 games with 15 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, and 16 RBI...finished third on the team with seven steals (in nine attempts).
SANTIAGO HIGH SCHOOL
Played four seasons at shortstop for the Sharks, earning All-Big 8 League honors as a junior and senior...hit .611 as a junior while posting a nearly perfect .998 fielding percentage en route to first-team all-league honors...helped Santiago HS to a CIF title as a senior, earning second-team all-league laurels while batting .400 with a .980 fielding percentage...also played one season of soccer, volleyball, and basketball.
Born Oct. 10, 1993, in Whittier... parents are Brian and Carrie...has four siblings: Brianna, Cabria, Bailee, and Brice...intends to major in nursing...her mother played softball at Long Beach State, her father played two professional seasons with the Seattle Mariners in 1993-94, and her sister, Brianna, is a senior at Oklahoma, competing for both the soccer and softball teams...played travel ball for the Courage of Gold squad.
Nicknames: Rissa, Ris
Pets: Cody (Golden Retriever), Cassi (Maltese Poodle)
Favorite Quote/Motto: "I dont know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future."-Tim Tebow
Favorite Hobbies: Longboarding, Surfing, going to church
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting a scholarship to play softball at a D1 school
Something most people would be surprised to know about me: My dad played MLB for the Seattle Mariners.
Favorite place I've visited: Oahu, Hawai'i
Favorite place I'd like to travel to: Italy
Favorite place to take visitors to Fullerton: Softball Field
Favorite Food: BBQ Chicken
Favorite Snack: Apples with peanut butter, teddy grahams with frosting, and gushers.
Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper
Athletic Team: Boston Red Sox
Athlete: My dad, Brian Turang
Movie: A Walk to Remember
TV Show: The Voice
Musical Artist: Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean
Book(s): Any Nicholas Sparks books
I chose Fullerton because: Fullerton has a great nursing program.
If I didn't play softball, I would play: Soccer