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Height: 5'8"
Position: P/UT - R/R
Hometown: Elk Grove, California
School: UCLA
Graduation: 2015


A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2016 WBSC Women's World Championship Gold Medalist
World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist
2015 Japan Cup MVP
Back-to-back Pac-12 Player of the Year
2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 3 Finalist

2011 WBSC Junior World Champion
2010 Pan American (18-Under) Gold Medalist

TEAM USA EXPERIENCE
2016 Women's National Team Member
- World Cup of Softball Silver Medalist
  - Threw 6.1 innings with 12 strikeouts and one hit allowed for a 0.00 ERA
  - Hit .333 (1-for-3) with a home run, 3 RBI and two runs scored
- WBSC Women's World Championship Gold Medalist
   - Went 2-0 in the circle with 11 strikeouts and 11 hits allowed in 12.2 innings pitched for a 2.21 ERA 
   - Hit .200 (2-for-10) with 1 RBI and three runs scored
Japan Cup Silver Medalist

2015 Women's National Team Member
- World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist
  - Pitched a no-hitter against Argentina
  - Finished the tournament with a 0.00 ERA, nine strikeouts and only one hit allowed
- Pan American Games Silver Medalist
- Japan Cup Gold Medalist
  - Led the U.S. pitching staff with a 0.00 ERA in 14 innings pitched
  - Named Japan Cup MVP after pitching the U.S. to a Gold Medal finish

2011 WBSC Junior Women's World Champion
  - Hit .500 with seven RBI and eight runs scored

  - Was 1-0 in the circle with 23 strikeouts


2010 Pan American (18-Under) Games Champion
  - Started in seven of eight games, seeing time at designated hitter, first base and pitcher
  - Worked 6.0 innings in three appearances in the circle, twice in relief
  - Went 6-for-17 (.353) with seven RBI and six runs scored


AT UCLA
2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year
2015 NFCA All-American
2015 All Pac-12 Conference
2015 Top 10 Finalist for Senior CLASS Award
2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 3 Finalist

2014 NFCA All-American
2014 Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year
2013 NFCA All-American
2013 All Pac-12 Conference
2012 NFCA Second-Team All-West Region
2012 All Pac-12 Freshman Team

ASA/USA SOFTBALL EXPERIENCE
Has played with the Lady Magic since age 8
16-Under ASA National Champion
14-Under ASA National Championships, Ninth
12-Under ASA National Championships, Third

GETTING TO KNOW CARDA
Parents: Jim and Heather Carda
Siblings: Two brothers, Eric (14) and Jack (13)
What does it mean for you to represent the United States: It is an honor to have the opportunity to compete in the red, white and blue. we get to play for something bigger than all of us and that is pretty special. I never take a day for granted wearing USA on my chest
What she loves the most about softball: I enjoy how much of a challenge softball is. There is always something you can be working to get better at. With USA Softball I also love traveling and meeting other softball players from all of the world to share my same passion.
On why she chose to attend UCLA: I chose UCLA because it is the best of both worlds. They hold you to a high standard academically and athletically everyday. Everyone on campus is striving to be the best in the classroom and on their field of choice.

TRIPLE PLAY
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: James Franco and Ellen Degeneres
Three things I hate doing: Laundry and shopping
Three things I love doing: Dancing, softball, going to the beach and rearranging my room
Three things I must have when I leave the house: My car keys (I always forget them when I leave my house though), deodorant and my phone
Three favorite drinks: Coke, cookies and cream milkshakes and orange juice

ONE LAST THING
Last person I had dinner with: My team - Cal Poly softball and the other coaches
Last game you played: Heads Up
Last splurge: Sushi - all you can eat
Last guilty pleasure: Chips Ahoy cookies
Last home cooked meal: Pasta with pesto and marina sauce with chicken
Last website I visited: YouTube
Last time I won something: winning a spot on the USA team

FUN FACTS
Favorite Activity: Paddle Boarding, Hiking
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Favorite Meal/Snack: Favorite meal is sushi or my mom's spaghetti. Favorite snack is cheese, meat and cracker platter
Favorite Cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats
One thing you can't live without: beach time
What music do you like to listen to and why: Indie folk, alternative - it calms me and puts me in a good mood
Best advice you ever received: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard
Cellphone Wallpaper: a sunset
Goals in Life: to be able to travel the world
During the off-season, I focus on...getting stronger and relaxing my mind
If I could choose anyone to be my mentor, it would be...Jon Gordon
If I could have a superpower, it would be...to fly
Three words that my friends would use to describe me: Positive, Fun, Weird