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Briana Martinez

Height

5-3

Class

Sr.

Hometown

Albuquerque, N.M.

Previous School

Rio Rancho HS

B/T

R/R

JUNIOR (2022): Started all 53 games, playing 22 games at third and 31 games at shortstop … recorded 33 hits, including five doubles and seven home runs … accounted for 19 RBI … hit two home runs against Fresno State on April 14…  second on the team in slugging percentage (.434) and walks (25), tied for second in home runs, third on the team in total bases (59), fourth in on-base percentage (.362)…  six multiple hit games and five multiple RBI games…named to the Academic All-MW Team.

SOPHOMORE (2021): Started in 43 games, 19 games at third base and 24 in left field … finished with 19 hits, 10 RBI, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 13 walks and five stolen bases … .297 on-base percentage and .284 slugging percentage … three multiple hit games and one multiple RBI games on the season … finished the season on a four-game hitting streak … fifth on the team in on-base percentage, doubles, fielding double plays (four) and RBI … tied for second in stolen bases, tied for third in triples and hit-by-pitch and third in walks and assists (43).

FRESHMAN (2020): Started all 26 games in left field … recorded 20 hits, five doubles, two home runs and 31 total bases … led the team in walks (20) and stolen bases (five), second in on-base percentage (.451), third in batting average (.286) and doubles (five), fourth in hits (20) and total bases (31), fifth in runs scored (13) and tied for third in home runs (two) … went a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases … recorded her first collegiate hit against Stanford on Feb. 7 … hit her first collegiate home run on Feb. 9 at Grand Canyon … posted six multiple-hit games and five multiple RBI games … started the season with a 22-game on-base streak … led the MW in walks … 30th in the NCAA in walks per game (0.77) … named to the MW All-Conference Team … named to the Spring 2020 Academic All-Mountain West Team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Rio Rancho High School in 2019 … named the 2019 New Mexico Gatorade Softball Player of the Year after hitting .558 with 45 RBI, 53 runs scored, 21 stolen bases and a slugging percentage of 1.299 … led the Rams to the Class 5A state championship in 2019 … Albuquerque Journal All-Metro First Team in 2018 … all-district first team in 2018 … state champion 2014-15 … metro champions 2014-15 … three-time all-academic team … honor roll member for two years.

PERSONAL: Birthday is Sept. 10… born in Albuquerque … parents are Chris and Erica Martinez … has two siblings, Savana and Mia … played club ball for the New Mexico Sundancers … was a platinum national qualifier in 2018.

ON WHY UNM: “Well first of all, as soon as I walked into the office and talked to Coach Congleton and Coach Tyler (Heil) it felt like home. It was a very welcoming environment that I fell in love with instantly. Secondly, I feel like Coach Congleton and Coach Tyler are gonna do great things for this program which is why when given the opportunity makes me wanna work harder to show what New Mexico softball has to offer. It has improved so much already I can’t wait to come in and help contribute to such a program that is equally as focused and committed as I am. I am honored to play for great coaches and I can’t wait to play with amazing girls that love the game as much as I do!”