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Stephanie Ricketts



Ricketts is a three-time academic all-WAC player and a two-time NFCA Scholar-Athlete and she will be graduating this May with a degree in psychology and has been accepted into UH’s Master’s of Nursing program for this coming fall. She carries a 3.35 GPA and has been named a member of the 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII first team. After graduation she is looking to become either a psychology or oncology clinical nurse specialist to follow in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps. She is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.


Ricketts is an upstanding person who has many great attributes—being one of strong character is just one facet in her personality. Through the rigors of being a DI athlete, she has turned in every piece of homework assigned, studied for every test given, and has never missed a practice. She has dedicated herself to becoming the best person, athlete, and leader that she can be. Her most memorable moment as a Rainbow Wahine has been meeting young fans who want to play college softball someday.


Ricketts has been a life-long volunteer from her days in high school in San Jose, Calif,. where she spent time volunteering at the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Mother-Baby Unit; at the Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose helping distribute care packages to homeless families and singles; at the Agnews Developmental Center where she worked with mentally challenged patients; and at the Villa Sienna Nusrsing Facility where she helped work with patients with Alzheimers and dementia. In Hawai‘i, she has worked as a Special Olympics volunteer; a four-year participant in the annual Kids’ Fest which promotes healthy lifestyles to children; was a camp instructor at the UH softball camps; has served as a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative her senior year; and this past summer, Ricketts and her sisters Samantha and Keilani served as instructors/supervisors at a clinic in Pago Pago, Samoa, where they taught the value of education and athletics while trying to teach the Samoan youth the game of softball.


Ricketts has improved every season while she has been at UH as the main pitcher on the softball team. She is a two-time WAC Pitcher of the Year (2010, 11) and was named a 2011 Easton All-American. She is a two-time NFCA all-west region player. She became UH’s all-time career strike out leader as a junior with 589 passing a 16-year old record. She became just the second Rainbow Wahine to win over 20 games in three consecutive seasons. She has a career record of 74-32 with 127 appearances, 86 complete games, 23 shut-outs in 712.1 innings pitched and has a career 1.99 ERA while holding batters to a .209 average. As a junior, Ricketts set career marks with a 1.58 ERA and 250 strikeouts.