AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team
Started 41 games while appearing in 51 in her first season with the Ducks...saw time in the outfield, third base, second base and as a pinch hitter...hit .207 with 16 runs and 20 RBIs...the Ducks' top power bench hitter, leading all reserves with five home runs...made her collegiate debut against Western Michigan (2/7) as a pinch hitter...first career start was in the following game, against Stephen F. Austin (2/8), going 1-for-4 with two runs...tallied her first career home run against San Jose State (2/9), which was also her first career RBI...recorded back-to-back home runs against UCLA (4/26 & 4/27)...posted two hits in five different games, including a 2-for-4 performance against Nebraska (5/26) in the Super Regionals..started all three games against the Cornhuskers at third base.
A L.A. City Section and All-Marine League First-Team Choice as a sophomore, junior and senior, she was also an All-League Second-Team and All-Marine-League choice as a freshman...helped her team to three Marine League titles (2009-11), a L.A. city section title (2009) and quarterfinal appearance (2012)...as a senior, led the Pirates with a .487 batting average that included three homers, 19 RBI, 12 doubles, three triples, 37 hits and a team-leading 35 runs scored...also stole 12 bases in 13 attempts, and struck out only twice in 93 plate appearances...off the diamond, played sweeper for the soccer team, which won three-straight league titles (2009-11).
On the summer club circuit, her Firecrackers team placed second in the 2011 Premier Girls Fastpitch tournament, and took first in the Colorado Fireworks and Canadian Open tournaments in both 2010 and ’11.
Parents are Daniel and Kim Costa...Has two older sisters, Kourtney and Krystal...major is journalism and cinema studies.
FUN FACTS & FAVORITES
Nicknames: Koralion, Nemo
Favorite Color: Purple and Coral, of course
Pets Growing Up: Dogs (Bear, Kody, Kole) Cat (Lilo)
Favorite Saying/Motto: "Live for Today!"
If I could go back in time, I'd go to: When my grandpa was still alive
Favorite Hobbies: playing PS3, Call of Duty
Something Most People Would be Surprised to Know About Me: I do very good impersonations
Personal Hero: My Grandma Terry
Most Prized Possession: My jewelry
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Charlie's Angel
Favorite College Class: Acting
Intended Career Profession: Something that has to do with movie production
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Tim Burton
I'd Die Without My: family
Favorite Place I've Visited: Hawaii
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Australia
Favorite Place on Campus: My BED!!!
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: The Saturday Market
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies and Cream
Favorite Snack: Takis
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Cheese, cilantro, chicken, bbq
Favorite Drink: Squirt
Favorite Type of Food: tie between Mexican and Italian
Best Dish I Can Make: Top Ramen
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite Actor: James Franco
Favorite TV Comedy: SNL
Favorite TV Drama: The Vampire Diaries
Favorite Cartoon Character: Family Guy (Peter Griffin/Stewie)
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Eminem
Favorite Karaoke Song: Wannabe by the Spice Girls
Favorite Book: The Notebook
Favorite Board Game: Apples to Apples
Favorite Video Game: Call of Duty
I Chose Oregon Because: I wanted to stay on the West Coast and somewhat close to California; also wanted different weather and scenery than L.A.
Funniest Thing Any Player/Coach Has Said: Pappas' dancing
Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: Listening to music
Special Item I Have to Travel With: Saint Christopher necklace
Coolest Howe Field Moment: Stepping on the field for the first time
Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: in the outfield i went to catch a ball and the sun got in my eyes and it hit my forehead
Biggest Prankster on Team: ME!!
Funniest Person on Team: Pappas
Biggest Fan: My family are my biggest fans
Favorite Pro Team: Dodgers
Favorite Elite Softball Player: Jenny Finch
Favorite Oregon Athlete (that doesn't play softball): Prefontaine
If I didn't play softball, I would play/compete in: Soccer