Reba DePriest Named NAIA All-American

GSAC Pitcher of the Year earns second national honor.

May. 29, 2015 By Neil Morgan


LA MIRADA, Calif. --- After another record-breaking season, Reba DePriest earned her second National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American honor on Friday morning. She was one of 20 players in the nation to earn All-American honorable mention honors and becomes the first player in program history to receive multiple NAIA All-American honors.

DePriest had a phenomenal season in the circle for the Eagles, breaking her own single-season strikeout record by racking up 289 Ks over the course of her 217.1 innings pitched. She ranked fourth in the NAIA in total strikeouts and inside the top-10 in the nation in innings pitched and wins (25).

She compiled a 25-11 overall record and posted a 1.93 ERA in 49 appearances over the course of Biola’s regular season and postseason run. Her 49 appearances is a new single-season best in Biola Softball history. The 25 wins ties her with Jessica Logsdon for the most wins in a season, and she also racked up the third most innings pitched in a season.

This honor seals DePriest’s career as one of the most influential in program history as she places high in many career record categories despite only being at BU for two seasons. She ranks first in opponent batting average (.168) and Ks/7 innings (9.1), second in strikeouts (522), third in all-time wins (44), third in ERA (1.42) and third in saves (6).

She ends her career with an overall record of 44-15 and a 1.42 ERA over nearly 400 innings pitched. She appeared in 95 games for the Eagles and led the team to back-to-back NAIA National Tournament appearances. She had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of nearly 5:1 over her two seasons (522-111).

DePriest was honored with her second all-conference selection and second conference pitcher of the year honor earlier this year and still has an opportunity to earn her first NFCA/NAIA All-American honors later this month. DePriest was one of four players from the Golden State Athletic Conference to be represented on the NAIA First Team, Second Team or Honorable Mention list.

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