NEW MEXICO - Strong defender at third with good arm ... power at the plate with the ability to drive the ball in the gaps ... enters the season as the ace of the pitching staff.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008) -Limited to 43 games played due to injury and hit .184 in 103 at-bats...started 43 games at third or in the designated player position...had two doubles on the season, three home runs including a game-winner at BYU to open MWC action...collected 14 RBIs on the year and scored nine runs.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007) - Named All-Mountain West Conference after hitting .393 in 45 games...finished the year with 48 hits in 122 at-bats with seven doubles, seven home runs and 34 RBI...named MWC Hitter of the Week on April 17...moved into 10th place on the all-time list with 11 homers...her .519 on-base percent set a new single-season school record...moved into the top 10 in numerous single-season records including a .623 slugging percentage (10th), 34 runs (ninth), and 29 walks (seventh)...named Academic All-MWC.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006) - Started every game at third base last season and had a .956 fielding percentage...hit .307 in 153 at-bats and was the team's fourth leading hitter...third on the team with 10 doubles and fifth in RBI's with 24...named the Mountain West Conference Hitter of the Week on March 14...had her first collegiate home run on March 11 against New Mexico State.
HIGH SCHOOL - A letterwinner in softball and swimming at St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, Ariz...named all-Desert Valley Region all four years of high school...was all-city in 2003 and 2004...made first team all-state in 2003 and 2004...helped softball team place first in the region her sophomore year...led team to second place finish in state as a senior...won the AIA and National Hispanic Women's Conference Student Athlete Awards...was a member of the Honor Roll all four years.
PERSONAL - Born February 26, 1987, in Mesa, Ariz...parents are Sonja and Andy Rubalcava...has two older siblings, Elisa (23) and Andy (21)...mother, Sonja played volleyball and was a cheerleader at Phoenix College in 1976...says her greatest sports thrill was going to the state softball championship game her senior year...enjoys taking pictures, playing UNO and Texas Hold'em and watching Will Ferrell movies...favorite food is chicken wings and hot cheetos...favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez...majoring in Art History.