BYU softball’s Huntyr Ava named WCC Player of the Year

For the seventh time in the past eight seasons, the WCC softball Player of the Year is a Cougar.

BYU first baseman Huntyr Ava was named the conference’s most valuable player Tuesday following a tremendous campaign in which she led the league in home runs and runs batted in.

Ava blasted a WCC-high 14 home runs while driving in 46 RBI, averaging 1.15 RBI per game to rank No. 9 in the nation. The senior also led the WCC with a .763 slugging percentage and finished third with a .351 batting average. Ava’s .995 fielding percentage at first base was a career-high as well.

In addition to Ava, BYU shortstop Ailana Agbayani won WCC Defensive Player of the Year while catcher Hailey Morrow was named the league’s Freshman of the Year. The Cougars had nine total All-WCC selections, with four First Team players and five more on the Second Team.

Ava finishes her BYU career as a three-time All-WCC selection, also being named to the First Team in 2022 and Second Team in 2021. The Rosepark native hit .346 in 168 games with 51 homers, 171 RBI and a .432 on base percentage.

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