14 Briana Knight
14 Briana Knight
Height: 5-7
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fairfield, Calif.
High School: Angelo Rodriguez
Position: OF

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2011 & 2010 PCSC All-Coastal Division First Team

2010 PCSC Academic Honor Roll
2009 PCSC Honorable Mention honoree

AS A JUNIOR IN 2011: Was terrific for Santa Clara in 2011, finishing the year hitting .413 with 64 total bases, 31 hits, 22 runs, 20 RBI, eight homeruns, seven doubles an on-base percentage of .505 and slugged .853 ... named to the 2011 PCSC All-Coastal Division First Team ... she led the team in all of those offensive statistical categories and played error-free defense ... played in 29 of the team’s 39 games overall, missing 10 games in mid-April (including eight PCSC contests) with a sprained ankle … hit .438 against PCSC pitching, registering 14 hits (including four homers and three doubles) in 32 at-bats in league play … totaled 10 multi-hit games overall and hit .415 with runners on base. … started 12 games in centerfield and eight in right field to begin the year before being used as the designated player when she returned from injury for the final nine games … helped SCU get off to a 2-2 start in PCSC play by going 7 for 11 (.636 BA) with three homers and a double at Cal State Bakersfield (Apr. 9-10) ... had a two-homer game at CSUB (Apr. 10) … began the season with a two-hit game at San Jose State (Feb. 20) on Opening Day … went through an early-season stretch from Mar. 4-11 in which she went 8 for 14 (.571 BA) in seven games, scoring nine times and driving in eight runs … had a season-high three hits on three different occasions, first vs. Northern Illinois (Mar. 5), again twice at CSUB (Apr. 9 and 10) … had a season-high four RBI at CSUB (Apr. 10) … homered in her first at-bat against Sacramento State (Apr. 30), after missing two weeks with a sprained ankle … hit safely in six of seven games late in the year, including back-to-back two-hit games at St. Mary’s (May 7).

Well-rounded player who can hit for power and average … led the team in the major statistical hitting categories … started in all 45 games … made all but one start in centerfield with a lone start in right … led the team with seven homeruns, 26 RBI, 40 hits, 67 total bases and a .453 slugging percentage … finished the season with a .270 batting average while hitting .274 within conference … hit a staggering .439 with runners in scoring position … started the season on a tear by hitting .300 in her first nine games … began the year by hitting two homeruns in her first two games against Fresno St. (2/12) … had two hits a run and a stolen base against UC Santa Barbara (3/27) … went 2-3 with a run and an RBI against Cal St. Bakersfield (3/28) … had a monster game against Cal St. Bakersfield (4/18), going  2-for-3 with two runs, two homeruns, and four RBI … had a season-best three hits and a double against Loyola Marymount (4/25) … belted a homerun, had two hits and three RBI against Saint Mary’s (5/1).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Named an All-PCSC Honorable Mention performer ... started 52 of 55 games played ... led the Broncos with a .261 batting average and 25 RBI ... had six homeruns, one triple, 12 doubles, 40 hits and scored 17 runs ... vs. CSU Bakersfield (2/21)--tallied three hits, two runs and her first career homerun ... vs. CSU Bakersfield (2/22)--had three RBI and hit a homerun ... vs. Mount Saint Mary's (3/6)--had a hit, an RBI and a run to help the Broncos to their second win of the season ... vs. Northern Illinois (3/11)--had a season-high two walks and hit a homerun ... vs. Nevada (3/15)--had an RBI and stole a season-high two bases ... vs. Loyola Marymount (4/11)--hit a solo homer ... vs. San Diego (4/26)--hit a homerun and tied her season-high with two runs scored ... vs. Sacramento State (5/3)--had a season-high three RBI and hit her final homerun of the season.

A 2008 graduate of Angelo Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, Calif. ... coached by Tracy Cordes, Wayne Bucouit, Yvette Nanney ... earned all-league honors her senior season ... led the league with 11 homeruns her senior season as her team went undefeated in league play ... club team placed 11th at the 2006 softball nationals ... a member of the Honor Society and Club Latino.

Born in Blytheville, Ark. ... daughter of Greg and Roxanne Knight ... has two older siblings, Michael and Cherie ... mother Roxanne played softball at the Air Force Academy ... enjoys dodgeball, sleeping and hanging out with friends and family ... wants to be an advertising executive for a big company after college ... majoring in business.