Kaia Parnaby

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Kaia Parnaby
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Personal information
Nationality Australian
Born New South Wales, Australia
Height 5'7"
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Softball
Event(s) Women's team
College team University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Club North Shore District Softball Association

Kaia Parnaby is an Australian softball player from New South Wales. She is a pitcher, and earned a scholarship to and played for the Australian Institute of Sport. She is a member of the senior Australia women's national softball team and is on the short list to compete at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Championships. She plays university softball for the University of Hawaiʻi team.

Personal[edit]

Parnaby is from New South Wales.[1] She attended Narrabeen Sports High School.[2] She currently attends the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. In 2011/2012, she was a junior.[3]

Softball[edit]

Parnaby is a pitcher,[2][4][5][6][7] and plays in relief.[8] She started out playing softball for Manly Warringah Softball Association.[2] In 2004, she was named to the New South Wales U16 team.[9] In 2006, she was named to the Australian All Schools team. In 2006, she represented Australia on the junior national U19 team.[2][2] She had a scholarship with and played for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 2006.[2] She was the first player from Manly Warringah Softball Association to earn a spot on the AIS roster.[2] In 2006, she played for the New South Wales side that won the Australian All Schools Softball Championship.[10]
Parnaby transferred to North Shore District Softball Association in 2007 joining their Open Women's and State League teams. In 2009, she was again with and played for the AIS team.[11]

Senior national team[edit]

Parnaby has been a member of the senior Australia women's national softball team.[8][11] In March 2009, she participated in a Brisbane-based training camp.[11] In 2011, she was a member of the Australian side that competed at the World Cup of Softball.[8] She played in the 8-0 loss to the United States.[8] She is a member of the 2012 Australia women's national softball team and is on the short list to compete at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Championships .[1][12]

University[edit]

Parnaby plays for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa[4][5][7][12] in the United States. She played with the team during the 2010, 2011 and currently in the 2012 season.[12] In February 2012, her team played the UMKC Kangaroos but she did not pitch in the game.[6] In a March 2012 game in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational against Radford University, she struck out eight players and limited them to three hits in an 7-0 victory for her team.[4][5] At the time, her team was ranked twenty-second in the nation[5][7] and went on to win the Invitational.[13] Their record to the season went to 17-0 with Parnaby having a 7-0 record season to date.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australian Open Women's Squad 2012". Australia: Softball Australia. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Kaia's flying leap into the big league". Manly Daily (Sydney, Australia). 20 June 2006. p. 30. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "UH Roundup: Men’s Basketball Team Host Idaho Tonight". Maui Now. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  4. ^ a b c "UH softball team stays perfect with 1-0 win over Florida State — Hawaii News — Honolulu Star-Advertiser". Staradvertiser.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Radford University Athletics — SOFTBALL BLANKS UCSB; FALLS TO NO. 22 HAWAI'I". Ruhighlanders.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ a b "Honolulu Civil Beat — Civil Beat Sports — Ricketts, Wartner Lift Softball Over UMKC, 1-0". Sports.sections.civilbeat.com. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  7. ^ a b c "Honolulu Civil Beat — Civil Beat Sports — No. 22 Hawai`i Returns to Host Bank of Hawaii Invitational". Sports.sections.civilbeat.com. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  8. ^ a b c d Latzke, Jeff (20 July 2009). "US keeps cruising through softball World Cup". Associated Press Archive. D99HTIB81. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Riccio, David (28 September 2004). "Power play - Last minute heroics in under 12 softball - Georges River on the ball in grand final". Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia). p. 33. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  10. ^ MATP (16 May 2006). "NSW top of the class". Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia). p. 63. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c Grimaux, Andre (27 February 2009). "Weaver out on high note". The Northern Times (Brisbane). p. 64. TNT_T-20090227-1-064-931013. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c "Arizona State Sun Devils well-positioned to defend national championship crown — NCAA softball — ESPN". Espn.go.com. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  13. ^ a b "Honolulu Civil Beat — Civil Beat Sports — No. 22 Hawaiʻi Captures Bank of Hawaiʻi Invitational". Sports.sections.civilbeat.com. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-06.