CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - Played one full season at New Mexico before leaving the team...One of the most highly touted players to ever play at UNM and was one of the top hitters on the roster in 2008...showed a lot of potential at the Division I level.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) - Led the team with 38 RBI and finished third with a .317 batting average in 139 at-bats...hit five home runs, eight doubles and a triple...started all 51 games and primarily played in the outfield...scored 23 runs and collected 69 total bases.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) - Injured her knee and redshirted the season...played in five games and made one start at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz...recorded her first collegiate hit against Florida on Feb. 11, 2007...finished the year with six at-bats before going down.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played volleyball and softball for West Mesa High School...named the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006...earned the Pepsi Outstanding Player of the Year award in 2005...recognized as the 2005-06 District 1-5A Player of the Year...named the Maloof Companies and Albuquerque Tribune Softball Player of the Year in 2004 and 2006...member of the 2005 and 2006 district champion teams...named first team all-district from 2003-06...selected as All-Metro from 2004-06 and led her team to the state championship during her senior season...academic awards include winning the 26th Annual George J. Maloof Scholarship Award, Star Scholar Athlete by the UNM Alumni Association, 4-year academic letterwinner and a 4 year all-district academic award honoree.
PERSONAL - The daughter of George and Martine Parra, Gabriella was born on May 26, 1988, in Albuquerque...intends to major in communications...hobbies include sports, shopping, traveling, camping and sleeping...favorite sports moment was winning a high school state championship her senior year.