Former Cal State Fullerton All-American and "Jill-of-all-Trades"
Gina Oaks returns to her alma mater and takes to the bench for her
first season as an assistant coach under Head Coach Michelle
Gromacki in 2006.
Oaks spent the 2005 season as an assistant coach at Azusa
Pacific University, helping the Cougars to a 32-16 overall record
and a 10-14 mark (fifth place) in the NAIA's Golden State Athletic
Conference. She then spent the summer on the roster of the Chicago
Bandits of National Pro Fastpitch, helping her sqaud to a
championship runner-up finish.
In 2004, she was a member of the NPF Champion New York/New
Jersey Juggernaut and a member of the NPF East All-Star squad,
finishing the year ranked tied for fourth in the league in pitching
victories (12) and allowing just 26 earned runs in 131-plus innings
(1.39 ERA). She held opponents to a .169 batting average.
A member of numerous U.S. National Teams, Oaks won a gold medal
at the prestigious Canada Cup in 2003 with the USA Elite Team and
earned silver medals with the Elite team in 2002 and 2005. She also
participated with the Elite Team in the 2005 Intercontinental Cup
in Madrid, Spain, and the 2003 Pacific Challenge vs. Australia.
Oaks played four stellar seasons for the Titans from 2000-03,
earning All-America honors from the NFCA as a utility player
following her junior and senior seasons. She is one of only four
players in the history of the Titans' program to become a four-time
All-Big West Conference honoree, including earning first-team
honors her sophomore through senior seasons. Oaks was the first
player in the history of the Big West Conference to be named to the
first team at two different positions in 2002 (pitcher and third
base) and repeated the feat as a senior (pitcher and utility).
A career .295 hitter, Oaks ranks among the school's career top
10 in 10 different categories, including holding the school's
career record for runs scored (150) and ranking second in career
hit by pitches (29). She had her best season in terms of average as
a freshman, hitting .313 with 26 runs scored, four home runs and 18
RBI, but watched as her numbers in all other categories steadily
improved, hitting .301 as a junior to go along with career-high's
in runs scored (52), doubles (13), and home runs (10) en route to
All-America honors. In her All-America senior season, Oaks hit .284
in a lineup that set seven different offensive team records and led
the Big West Conference in nine different major offensive
In the circle, Oaks was equally dominant, ranking among
Fullerton's all-time winningest pitchers with a 74-23 all-time
record and ranks ninth with a .763 winning percentage. Her best
season came as a junior when she went 22-4 with a 0.73 ERA, giving
her the fifth-best single-season winning percentage in school
history and ranking seventh in the nation in ERA that season. She
also won the pitchers version of the "triple crown" that season,
leading the team in ERA, victories, and strikeouts (189). In fact,
Oaks led the team in strikeouts in each of her first three
collegiate seasons while leading the team in wins as a sophomore
Oaks ranks among the school's career pitching leaders in 10
different categories including strikeouts (4th - 685), opponent
batting average (6th - .184), most strikeouts per seven innings
(3rd - 7.69), victories (4th), saves (t4th - 4), complete games
(t3rd - 72), and shutouts (8th - 25).
Born on May, 11, 1981, in Duarte, Calif., Oaks prepped at Rancho
Cucamonga HS where she was a four-year letter winner in both
softball and soccer. She was twice named to the All-CIF squad and
was a four-time all-league selection. Her national team experience
started early as she was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team
that won a silver medal at a tournament in Taiwan.
Oaks graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2004 with a degree in
kinesiology. Her parents are Bob and Irene Oaks of Rancho
Cucamonga, and she has an older brother, Bobby.