Former Buena pitcher Brianna Hardy named NJCAA Student Athlete of the Year

June 18, 2021 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

Brianna Hardy (NJCAA)

The NJCAA named former Buena standout pitcher Brianna Hardy the Femal Student Athlete of the Year this week.

Hardy helped lead Phoenix to win the 2021 NJCAA Division II Softball Championship title in May. The Bears put together an incredible seventh-inning comeback against Jones (MS), scoring three runs with two outs to take the lead and clinch the title. Hardy pitched the full seven innings in the national final game, leaving the circle with eight strikeouts. At the national tournament, Hardy earned Most Valuable Player honors.

During the regular season, Hardy's pitching resume will be remembered as one of the most dominant seasons in NJCAA softball history. The sophomore earned 32 wins and one save inside the circle throughout Phoenix's 45-game schedule. Hardy led the NJCAA in six major pitching categories including wins (32), complete games (27), shutouts (14), strikeouts (325), strikeouts per game (12.10), and earned run average (1.08).



NJCAA D-II Pitcher of the Week (3/14)

ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (4/2)

ACCAC D-II Pitcher of the Week (4/11)

ACCAC First Team (5/10)

ACCAC Pitcher of the Year (5/10)

Division II All-Region (5/10)

NJCAA D-II Championship MVP (5/10)

NFCA D-II South Region First Team (6/4)

NFCA D-II First Team All-American (6/4)

NFCA D-II Pitcher of the Year (6/4)

NJCAA D-II First Team All-American (6/11)

NJCAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year (6/11)


From news release.