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Neena Bryant
Player Profile:
Neena Bryant 83521
Position: Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Placentia, Calif.
High School: El Dorado
Club: Corona Angels
Experience: High School


• 2008 and '09 All-Pac-10 Second Team selection
• 2007 All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention
• At end of 2009 regular season, stood top 10 in Pac-10 in triples (third-tie, 3) and stolen bases (fourth, 27).
• Likewise in '08, ranked top 10 in Pac-10 in stolen bases (5th, 22), RBIs (6th, 45), hits (8th, 62) and total bases (8th, 102).
• In ‘07, ranked fifth in Pac-10 doubles (14) at overall season's end (including the postseason).
• On UO all-time career lists, enters senior campaign ranked top 10 in stolen bases (fourth, 33), home runs (fifth, 28), RBI (sixth, 120) and batting (10th, .318).
• On Duck top-10 season lists, also stands top 10 in doubles (4th, 14, 2007), stolen bases (sixth, 27, 2009; eighth, 23, '08), extra-base hits (5th, 25, 2007), total bases (9th, 104, 2007, ‘08) and home runs (10th, 10, 2007, ‘08).
• After her freshman season, led gold medal U.S. team in batting (.571) in 2007 World Junior Championships.
• Hit first career grand slam vs. Portland State, 4/18/07.


2009 SEASON (Junior)
All-Pac-10 Second Team / NFCA All-Region Team.
For the third straight season, was one of team's top power-speed threats and continued her assualt on the Oregon all-time record books. Tied Oregon game and Pac-10 season high in stolen bases (4) vs. Wichita State the opening weekend of the season. Had three more games with multiple steals vs. Texas Tech, Southern Utah and No. 12 California - the latter of which was a 7-0 win over the eventual Super Regional qualifier. Ended season ranked 28th nationally in stolen bases per average (0.54). The centerfielder was one of nine fielders (and another pitcher) in the Pac-10 that had perfect fielding percentages (1.000) - and had the third-most chances among those players. The team's repeat Offensive MVP award winner's team-best season average (.314) ranked 25th in the Pac-10. Also paced squad in a host of other offensive categories, including total bases (84), slugging (.538), hits (49), triples (3), RBIs (28), stolen bases (27), multiple-hit games (13), hitting streaks (9), home runs (8-tied) and and runs (24-tied). In early season tourneys, hit .471 in Kajikawa Classic in Tempe (8-for-17, 2 RBI, 8 stolen bases), .438 in the Louisvile Slugger Classic in Las Vegas (7-for-16, 1 triple 1 home run, 7 RBI, 2 stolen bases), .421 in the San Diego Classic (.8-for-19, 1 double, 1 home run, 2 RBI) and .500 in Wolf Pack Tournament in Reno (5-for-10, 3 doubles, 3 RBI). Had the next two longest hit streaks (7), thanks to her season-opening stretch and a second one in the in heart of Pac-10 slate vs. five NCAA qualifiers - No. 4 Washington, No. 3 UCLA, Portland State and No. 2 Stanford - four of which ranked five nationally at that point. Claimed career highs in RBIs (4) in game at No. 11 Arizona when she clubbed a three-run seventh-inning home run and run-scoring triple in the third inning. Had three, three-hit road games during the season vs. Wichita State (3-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 runs, double, 4 stolen bases), Southern Mississippi (3-for-3, 4 RBI, 1 run, 1 triple, 1 stolen base) and Portland State (3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 triple, 1 home run, 1 stolen base). One of three Ducks that started all 50 games, and the only one to do so at the same position. Entered season as a USA Softball Top 50 Player Watch List pick, and after campaign, was also invited to the U.S. National Team Selection Camp after season.  

2008 SEASON (Sophomore)
All-Pac-10 Second Team.
Enters junior season after one of greatest opening two-year stretches by a Duck hitter. Ranks ninth all-time for Oregon in career stolen bases (37), and will likely join other all-time lists as a junior in home runs (20, 1 away), RBIs (92, 2 away), doubles (24, 6 away) and potentially also hits (122, 63 away). As a sophomore was team’s Offensive MVP and Player of Year and continued to polish her play as one of the Pac-10’s most complete players. At end of regular season, ranked top 10 in the league in stolen bases (fifth, 22), RBIs (sixth, 45), hits (eighth, 62) and total bases (eighth, 102). One of three Ducks to start all 64 games, she led the team in batting (.330), slugging (.536), hits (64), home runs (10) and multi-hit games (16), and ranked second in on-base pct. (.351), doubles (10) and runs (28) and third in steals (23). In critical final weekend of regular season, went 2-3 with RBI in 3-0 season-ending win vs. No. 24 Washington, and belted homer vs. Huskies the day before. Had 10-game hitting streak in heart of Pac-10 slate to go along with 11-, eight- and six-game streaks in months prior. Best tourneys of the year included the eight-game Cascade Clash (.652, 15-for-23, 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 14 RBI, 6 stolen bases) and two Las Vegas tourneys in February (.500, 8-for-16, 1 double, 1 home, 5 RBI, 2 stolen bases) and March (.500, 8-for-16, 4 runs, 1 home run, 5 RBI). Belted team season-high two home runs in 7-3 win vs. UC Davis – part of a five-homer barrage in six-game stretch in the Cascade Clash that also included shots vs. Northern Illinois, Mississippi Valley State and Idaho State. Also bagged homers vs. Cal State Northridge, San Jose State, Southern Utah and No. 8 Arizona. Had a season-high three hits vs. South Carolina (3-for-4) and Idaho State (3-for-3). Knocked in a season-high 3 RBIs vs. Arizona, UC Davis and Northern Illinois. Had a season-high three stolen bases in James Madison. Led team in trip to No. 8 Arizona and No. 1 Arizona State at plate (3-for-9) and had the game-winning RBI single in UO’s 2-1 win at UA – its first win in Tucson since 1989. In the field, posted a .947 fielding mark (with only 3 errors), and registered 49 putouts and five assists – the latter tied for tops among outfielders with Kayleen Hudson – and threw out the would-be tying run in 2-1 win over Oregon State.

2007 SEASON (Freshman)
All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention.
Owned one of team’s top combinations of power and speed and immediately staked a starting role in right field. Ended season in its fifth spot in the batting lineup, and was the only Duck to have a pair of four-hit games. Had 13 multiple RBI games, three of which she had four RBIs, and three more in which she had three RBIs. Ranked top five on team in doubles (second, 14), home runs (third, 10), slugging percentage (third, .553), RBIs (third, 46), total bases (third, 104), at-bats (third, 188), hits (fourth, 58), runs (fourth, 40). Had two six-game hitting streaks during season, including one to wrap up the Pac-10 season that extended into the first two games of the NCAA tourney. Had 15 multiple-hit games during season, including a 4-4 day vs. St. Mary’s (4-4). The other performance – the second-most hits in a game in school history – came vs. Oregon State (4-4, 1 run, 2 doubles, 1 RBI) and helped UO win the Civil War season series and clinch the all-sports Civil War trophy for the athletic department. The week before in mid-April, connected on UO’s first grand slam of the season in 11-1 win over Portland State. Added another grand slam in the third inning vs. No. 9 Arizona State to cap home slate with a 6-5 win. Other top efforts at the plate came vs. Siena (3-4, 3 runs, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 1 RBI), Seton Hall (2-3, double, walk, 2 RBI), No. 23 Georgia (2-4, 3 RBI, home run) and a doubleheader vs. South Dakota State (4-6, 3 runs, 1 RBI, 1 home run), and back-to-back-game games vs. Oregon State (3-7, 3 RBI, 2 doubles). Also had homers vs. Syracuse, UCLA, Utah State and Utah Valley State.

Bryant was named the 2005 Player of the Year at El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif. The four-year letter-winning center fielder also earned first team all-state, all-league and all-county honors. She hit .439 with six doubles, four triples, 19 runs scored and 22 RBI in her senior season. Bryant played for the Corona Angels Gold Club team for four years, highlighted by fifth place finishes in 2004 and 2005. Selected to the 2006 Junior Women’s Pan American Qualifier.

Major: Psychology. One brother.


Year     AVG    GP-GS    AB     R    H   2B  3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2007    .309    63-62    188   40   58   14   1   10   46   10   43   14-14
2008    .330    64-64    194   28   64   10   0   10   46    7   28   23-26
2009    .314    50-50    156   24   49    5   3    8   28    7   16   27-29 
Totals  .318   177-176   538   92  171   29   4   28  120   24   87   64-69


Runs scored
2 - Several (most recent vs Seattle (3/24/09)

3 - Three times (most recent at PSU (4/22/09))

4 - Twice (most recent vs #6 Arizona (3/29/09)

1 - Five times (most recent at Nevada (3/07/09)

1 - Three times (most recent at PSU (4/22/09))

Home runs
1 - Eight times (most recent vs #11 ASU (5/8/09))

Total bases
8 - at PSU (4/22/09)

1 - Several (most recent vs #2 Stanford (4/5/09))

Stolen bases
4 - vs Wichita State (2/6/09)


Runs scored
3 - Twice (most recent vs. UC Davis (3/25/08))

4 - Twice (most recent at Oregon State (4/25/07))

4 - Several (most recent at #11 Arizona (3/29/09))

2 - Twice (most recent at Oregon State (4/25/07))

1 - Several (most recent at PSU (4/22/09))

Home runs
2 - vs. UC Davis (3/25/08)

Total bases
9 - Several (most recent vs. UC Davis (3/25/08))

1 - Several (most recent vs #2 Stanford (4/5/09))

Stolen bases
4 - vs Wichita State (2/06/09)



Favorite Color: Yellow.
Favorite Stuffed Animal: My old teddy bear.
Pets (& Names) Growing Up: Buster (Rabbit), Freddy (Turtle).
Favorite Saying/Motto: "There are times when you're tired and times when you don't believe in yourself. That's when you have to stick it out and draw on the confidence that you have deep down beneath all the doubts and worries." -Jim Abbott.
Favorite Pro Team: L.A. Anaheim Angels.
If I didn't play softball, I would play: Basketball.
If I could go back in time, I'd go to:
The 90's because I miss the clothes.
Greatest Accomplishment: Competing on the Junior Olympic team in 2006.
Personal Hero(s): My family.
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Gymnast.
I'd Die Without My: iPod.
First Car (make, model, year): '99 Nissan Pathfinder .
Favorite Place I've Visited: Hawaii.
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Greece or Bahamas.
Favorite Place on Campus: Our locker room.
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: Spencer's Butte.
Favorite Food: Basically anything and everything.
Favorite Ice Cream: The Birthday Cake Remix from Coldstone.
Favorite Snack: Beef Jerky.
Favorite Pizza: Pepperoni, sausage and cheese.
Favorite Drink: Any type of iced tea.
Type of Food: Italian / Mexican.
Favorite Actor: Will Smith.
Favorite Actress: Sanaa Lathin.
Favorite TV Comedy: Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Favorite TV Drama: Gossip Girl.
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: No favorites, I'm pretty eclectic.
Favorite Book:
The Harry Potter Series.
Favorite Board Game: Clue.
Favorite Video Game: Donkey Kong.
I Chose Oregon Because: I enjoy the atmosphere, the yellow and green, and the unique things about this school that you cannot find anywhere else in the country.
Funniest Thing Any Player/Coach has Said: When Carlyn (Re) does her 'diva' voice.
Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: I always have to put on my right batting glove before my left and I have to listen to the same three songs before each and every game.
Special Item I Have to Travel With: Something that I ALWAYS travel with and go anywhere with is my lucky bracelet - I hardly ever take it off.
Coolest Howe Field Moment: During the 2008 senior game against UW at home, when we had bases loaded and two outs we won the game with a memorable double play by Joanna Gail.
Biggest Prankster on Team: Hannah (Barril).
Funniest Person on Team: Sari-Jane (Jenkins).
Biggest Fans: My parents.
Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: When we were playing UCLA at home, I tripped over a foul ground ball in right field and wiped out into the tarp laying on the side of our field my freshman year.
Most Random Place Somebody Recognized Me in Eugene: Under an overpass, getting off of the freeway.


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