AS A JUNIOR (2006): Appeared in 31 games, making 15 starts, including 13 behind the plate, one in left field and one as the designated player ... broke her left thumb in practice in April ... played in four games after the injury as a pinch runner ... hit .190 with two doubles, a triple and a home run ... recorded first hit as a Husky with a double vs. UNLV at the Alexis Resort Classic (Feb. 12) ... doubled in her only plate appearance vs. Western Kentucky (Feb. 17) ... delivered a pinch-hit RBI-single vs. Utah Valley State (Feb. 26) ... tripled vs. Bowling Green at the Compass Invitational (Mar. 3) ... went 2-for-4 vs. San Diego, including her first career home run (Mar. 10) ... went 1-for-3 vs. Pacific (Mar. 21) ... scored a run as a pinch runner vs. Southern Utah (May 18) in the NCAA regional opener.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII-MANOA: 2004 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete ... second highest batting average (.650) at 2004 UH Fall Invitational Tournament ... 2005 fifth overall highest season batting average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in softball at Verdugo Hills High School in Verdugo Hills, Calif. ... four-time first team All-League award recipient ... all CIF first team, 2001-2003 ... as a junior was All-League Player of the Year ... four time league champion ... led team to the semifinals of CIF as a sophomore and junior and to the quarterfinals as a freshman and senior ... also lettered in volleyball ... 2002 CIF Southern Section leader in kill percentage ... played for So. Cal Sliderz 1997-2002 under her dad, coach Ron DePompa ... team won AAU National Championship in 1999 and AFA California State Championships in 2001 ... played for Cold Coast Scorpions under Darryl Joynt in 2005 ... team finished third at ASA Women's Nationals in Lancaster, Calif. ... named All-American Catcher at 2005 ASA Women's Open Nationals.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Ron and Carol DePompa ... has two sisters, Alyssa (22) and Lainey (14) ... contemplating a career as a Health and Wellness Consultant ... Dena Marie DePompa was born in Sunland, Calif.