12 Briana Rios
12 Briana Rios
Height: 5-5
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Modesto, Calif.
High School: Central Catholic
Position: LHP

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Was a key part of Santa Clara’s pitching staff as a true freshman … started 13 games and was called upon in relief on 16 occasions … posted a team-leading 5.59 ERA through 29 total appearances and 85-plus innings … struck out 35 batters and won three games, including a complete-game victory over LMU (Mar. 31) in the team’s Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) opener … fanned a season-high five batters and allowed just two runs in that 6-2 victory over LMU (Mar. 31) … pitched four innings of three-hit softball in an early-season game at Fresno State (Feb. 18) … picked up her first win by pitching three solid innings of relief during an extra-inning game against Northern Colorado (Feb. 25) … also defeated Brown (Mar. 24) with three quality innings of relief … finished the year by throwing a scoreless inning at Stanford (May 1).

One of the best pitchers in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) as a four-year varsity starter at Central Catholic High School in Modesto, Calif. … named an All-WAC performer for three-straight seasons … helped Central Catholic advance into the CIF playoffs as a junior and senior – the first time the Raiders had qualified since the early 90’s … named Central Catholic’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2010-11 and was a nominee for the Dale Lacky Award, given to the San Joaquin Section’s top student-athlete … competed with the Concord Bears club team, helping the team qualify for the 18 Gold Nationals in Marietta, Ga. … also earned varsity letters in basketball and tennis.

Born in Modesto, Calif. … daughter of Jose and Barbara Rios … has one older brother, Matthew … outstanding student, meeting the qualifications for academic all-league honors as a prep … majoring in Public Health Science.