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Lauren Bell Athlete Profile

#9 Lauren Bell

Positions: Shortstop, Second Base Height: 5-9 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014-2017 Hometown: Murray, UT Last School: Murray High School

National Honors

Conference Honors


  • Daughter of Darrin and Lisa
  • Born in Murray, Utah
  • Has a brother Taylor and her twin Cameron
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Recruited by University of Utah, University of Washington, Sacramento State, Utah Valley, Dixie State, College of Chaleston South Carolina, University of South Carolina Upstate and Kansas

Before BYU

  • 2013 4A second team all-state selection by the Deseret News
  • Led her team to the third round of the state playoffs in 2012 with a .450 batting average and 31 scored runs
  • 2012 4A first team all-state selection by the Deseret News
  • Named 2013 academic all-state in basketball and softball
  • Played for the Salt Lake Pegasus

2014 | Freshman Year

  • All-WCC First Team
  • Hit .395 in conference play to lead the WCC
  • Her 53 hits was third best in the WCC
  • Fifth in the conference in runs scored (33)
  • Had two hitting streaks of nine games during the season
  • Had a hit in every game of the Mary Nutter Classic and ended with a .556 batting average and three doubles
  • Named to the Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament Team going 6-for-15 with one RBI and a stolen base
  • Made several spectacular stretching and diving catches in BYU's no-hitter over Utah Valley
  • Went 3-for-4 with her first career, two RBI and two runs against Saint Mary's
  • Finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in BYU's win over Northwestern in the Washington Regional
  • Started 52 of 53 games she appeared in for BYU

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • NFCA Division I All-America Scholar-Athlete
  • Hit seven doubles, two triples, two home runs, 30 RBI and .329 on the year for the fourth on the team
  • Led the WCC in sacrifice bunts with nine
  • Had four games with three hits included a 3-for-4 performance against Fresno State in the 8-7 win in the NCAA Regional
  • Provided strong defense in the middle infield at second base
  • Hit first-career grand slam against SIU and drove in five RBI
  • Against UCSB hit 1-for-2 with three RBI
  • Went 2-for-2 with four RBI and a double in the 9-0 win over UTEP
  • Named to the 2015 All-WCC Preseason Softball Team
  • Named to the College Sports Madness 2015 West Coast Preseason All-Conference First Team
  • Started 51 of 51 games played

2016 | Junior Year

  • WCC Defensive Player of the Year
  • All-WCC First Team
  • Named to the WCC Commissioner's Silver Honor Roll
  • Recieved WCC All-Academic honors
  • WCC Player of the Week (5/2)
  • Led the team in at-bats (166) and sacrifice hits (16)
  • Second on the team in batting average (.373), runs (43) and hits (62)
  • Went 3 for 4 against No. 8 Tennessee, Hawai'i and Fresno State
  • Had 3 runs against Maryland and Fresno State
  • Hit her first home run of the season against UVU at home
  • Crossed home plate three times against Southern Utah
  • Hit a three-run homer at Pacific to give BYU the lead and eventually the win
  • Went 3 for 4 with three RBI and four runs against Santa Clara
  • Was 2 for 3 with two runs against Louisville in NCAA regionals

2017 | Senior Year

  • Went 3 for 3 in season-opening win over Nebraska
  • Named to the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Career-high 4 hits @ Fresno State, 4/5 hitting with 3 runs
  • Went 3/4 with 3 runs and 3 RBI in doubleheader vs. Maine