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McKenna Bull Athlete Profile

#5 McKenna Bull

Position: Pitcher Height: 5-10 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Ogden, UT Last School: Weber High School

National Honors

  • Named to the 2016 NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team
  • Named to the 2015 NFCA All-Pacific Region Third Team
  • Named to the 2014 NFCA All-Pacific Region Third Team

Conference Honors


  • Parents John and Melissa
  • One sister named Megan
  • Credits her father and grandfather, Richard, for being the most influential people in her softball career.
  • Majoring in family studies

Before BYU

  • 53-17 career record at Weber High School
  • Struck out 729 batters in her high school career
  • Three time 5A first team All-State  and All-Area selection
  • 2012 5A MVP from the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune
  • Received All-Tournament MVP awards and led her team to the 2012 5A state championship
  • Had a 1.34 ERA, she had 310 strikeouts and a 26-2 record her junior year
  • As a senior, batted .318
  • Winner of the Ralph Price Award at Weber High
  • Played for the Salt Lake Pegasus and helped them to a first place finish in the 2013 Colorado Fireworks tournament. In 2012 she helped the Pegasus win the Western Nationals in Arizona.

2014 | Freshman Year

  • All-WCC Second Team
  • NFCA All-Pacific Region Third Team
  • Two-time WCC Pitcher of the Week
  • Pitched three scoreless innings against No. 2 Tennessee.
  • Struck out seven straight batters against Hawai’i.
  • Tied a single-game BYU record with 14 strikeouts against Valparaiso
  • Held No. 2/3 Oregon to four runs in 6.1 innings to help BYU to a victory.
  • Held Idaho State’s No. 11 scoring offense to two runs in a 9-2 victory.
  • Pitched a combined no hitter with teammates Tori Almond and Ashley Thompson against UVU.
  • Pitched a complete game one-hitter against Pacific after recording a save in two scoreless innings in the first game of the day.
  • Ranks first in WCC in victories (16)
  • Ranks first in the WCC and NCAA in saves (7)
  • Ranks 46th in NCAA in strikeouts (206) and 25th in strikeouts per seven innings (8.3)
  • Became the fourth BYU pitcher to strikeout over 200 batters in a single season finishing sixth at BYU with 206 and also breaking BYU's previous freshman record of 134 strikeouts.
  • Had a WHIP of 1.47.
  • Started 27 games in 46 appearances.

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • WCC Pitcher of the Year
  • All-WCC First Team
  • NFCA All-Pacific Region Third Team
  • WCC Pitcher of the Year and First Team selection by College Sports Madness
  • Set BYU single-season records for wins (34), strikeouts (256), innings pitched (257.1) and complete games (29)
  • Tied the school single-season record for shutouts (8), record for strikeouts in a single game—14 (twice) and career saves (8)
  • Led leauge in strikeouts (64), ERA (1.55), opp. avg. (.171), games started (12) and wins with an 11-0 record in WCC play
  • Tied a career-high 14 strikeouts in an extra-inning games against Maryland and Saint Mary's
  • Allowed only two hits against Northwestern while pitching a complete game as the Cougars won 5-1
  • Threw a shutout against New Mexico, striking out nine
  • Struck out nine in the season-opening win over Virginia
  • WCC Pitcher of the Week four times (2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 4/13)
  • WCC Player of the Week 5/4 by College Sports Madness
  • Named to the 2015 All-WCC Preseason Softball Team
  • Named to the College Sports Madness 2015 West Coast Preseason All-Conference First Team

2016 | Junior Year

  • NFCA All-Pacific Second Team
  • 2016 WCC Pitcher of the Year
  • All-WCC First Team
  • Named to the preseason All-WCC Team
  • WCC Pitcher of the Week six times
  • Ranked in the top 10 in the NCAA for strikeouts and shutouts for most of the season
  • Broke BYU career records for saves and shutouts
  • Broke BYU season records for strikeouts and shutouts by breaking her own 2015 records
  • Moved up to second place in a BYU career for wins, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts
  • Had 10 shutouts
  • Threw her first solo no-hitter of her career against San Jose State
  • Tied her career high 14 strikeouts against Wisconsin
  • Broke the BYU career saves record against Bethune-Cookman
  • Had 12 strikeouts against New Mexico State, Cal State Fullerton and Santa Clara
  • Tallied 11 strikeouts against UTEP, Saint Louis, Utah State and Saint Mary's
  • Notched 10 strikeouts in 12-inning shutout at San Diego
  • Threw her second solo no-hitter against UC Santa Barbara, totaling 7 strikeouts and just 1 walk
  • Had no walks in a complete game against LMU

2017 | Senior Year

  • Pitched a complete-game win over No. 13 Washington
  • Named to the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • WCC Pitcher of the Week (2/13)
  • Broke the BYU career strikeout record against Miami, throwing a season-high 11 Ks
  • WCC Pitcher of the Week (3/6)
  • WCC Pitcher of the Week (3/20)
  • Threw 5 strikeouts win win over No. 11/13 Utah
  • Became BYU's career win leader in the victory over Dartmouth, throwing 10 strikeouts in the matchup
  • WCC Pitcher of the Week (3/27)
  • Notched 10 strikeouts in win at Oregon State
  • WCC Pitcher of the Week (4/3)
  • WCC Pitcher of the Week (4/16)