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Arianna Paulson Athlete Profile

#7 Arianna Paulson

Positions: Pitcher, First Base Height: 5-7 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2015-2017 Hometown: Payson, AZ Last School: Payson High School

National Honors

Conference Honors

  • Named to the 2016 WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll
  • Named to the 2015 WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll


  • Daughter of Toby and Amy Paulson
  • Has two sisters and two brothers
  • Her younger sister Arissa is currently on the BYU softball team
  • Brother Sterling played rugby at BYU from 2012 to 2014
  • Her great-grandfather played professional football for Washington Redskins and her father played college football
  • Majoring in Exercise Science
  • Enjoys reading, running, surfing, dancing and listening to music

Before BYU

  • Salutatorian of her high school class
  • Also played volleyball and basketball
  • MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American in 2013
  • Arizona Republic’s “Small School Player of the Year” 2013
  • U.S. Marine’s Distinguished Athlete Award
  • Division III All-Section IV Girls Basketball Second Team for Basketball 2014
  • Divison III All-State Player of the Year in 2014 for softball
  • Arizona Republic’s Division III All-State First Team 2012-2014
  • MaxPreps Preseason All-American in 2014

2015 | Freshman Year

  • NFCA Division I All-America Scholar-Athlete
  • Picked up first win against Oklahoma State, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in six innings
  • Threw four innings against Northern Colorado with two hits and four strikeouts, giving up only one earned run
  • Made 14 appearances in the circle

2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Named to the 2016 WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll
  • Pitched four innings against Mount St. Mary's, throwing four strikeouts
  • Threw five strikeouts against LMU
  • Had a career high seven strikeouts in a complete game against San Diego

2017 | Junior Year

  • Pitched her first career shutout vs. Detroit Mercy