Anita  Manuma

18Anita Manuma


Ewa Beach, Hawaii

High School:
James Campbell H.S.




At Bats:4 vs. Winthrop (5/20/07) & vs. Texas A&M (5/31/07)
Runs:1 (eight times)
Hits:3 vs. Winthrop (5/20/07)
Hit Streak:2 games (four times)
Runs Batted In:2 vs. Appalachian State (3/6/07)
Doubles:1 vs. ETSU (3/30/07) & vs. Tennessee Tech (4/3/07)
Home Runs:0
Walks:1 (five times)
Stolen Bases:2 vs. Hawai'i (5/25/07)


Manuma recorded a .234 batting average over 47 games (27 starts) with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI...Played in five of Tennessee's six match-ups in the Women's College World Series...Her best game at the WCWS occurred in the opener against No. 7 Texas A&M, as she delivered a 2-for-4 effort at the dish on a pair of singles...Competed against her sister Valana Manuma, the starting shortstop for the No. 12 Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine, in the NCAA Super Regionals in Knoxville over May 25-26....Went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI as UT clinched the NCAA Regional title with a 7-0 triumph over Winthrop (5/19)...Helped the Big Orange roll past No. 1 Alabama (5/6) in the opener of a doubleheader by a 9-2 count by registering a 2-for-3 performance, a double and a run scored at the plate...As UT attempted a fruitless rally from a 3-1 deficit in the final inning of the series finale at No. 6 LSU, Manuma laced a two-bagger to score Jennifer Griffin and cut the score to 3-2...With UT clinging to a precarious 1-0 lead against Western Kentucky (3/28) in the fourth inning, she hammered a solo shot over the center field wall to give the Orange a small amount of breathing room...Singled and doubled in the 5-1 series finale against Mississippi State (3/18)...Knocked in a pair of runs on her first career big fly while going 2-for-3 at the plate in a 7-1 victory over Appalachian State (3/6)...A fourth inning single against the Mountaineers marked Manuma's initial career hit.


Manuma ventured all the way to Tennessee with four nods to the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) All-State Team in her back pocket, including first-team selections following her sophomore, junior and senior campaigns...In 2006 she was tabbed as the Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) Player of the Year after being chosen as an OIA first-team All-Star member in 2004 and 2005...With the help of her two older sisters, Valana and Malamaisaua, Manuma guided her 2004 squad to its first-ever Division I championship...Followed that up with a Division II title in 2005...Also captained her junior varsity basketball team for two years in addition to her four-year exploits on the softball diamond...Played with Amateur Softball Association (ASA) summer league team Mililani Prep (18-U) every summer and placed in the top 10 each season.


Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Lists becoming a physical therapist/pediatrician as her career objective following college...Among the famous persons she most admires, Anita lists the late University of Tennessee, Philadelphia Eagles & Green Bay Packers (National Football League) defensive lineman Reggie White...Her uncle, Jesse Sapolu, played 13 seasons (183 games) and was part of four Super Bowl championship teams for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL from 1983-1997...Comes from a large family including six siblings: Keoni, 24, Valana, 22, Malamaisaua, 20, Makerita, 17, Viavia, 16 and Katie, 15...Anita Viavia Manuma was born April 14, 1988, in Ewa Beach, Hawai'i...Her parents are Viavia and Katie Manuma.




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