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Briana Martinez

Height

5-3

Class

So.

Hometown

Albuquerque, N.M.

Previous School

Rio Rancho HS

B/T

R/R

FRESHMAN YEAR (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: Born Sept. 10 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!”