Tori Almond Athlete Profile

#8 Tori Almond

Position: Pitcher Height: 6-1 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2011-2014 Hometown: South Jordan, UT Last School: Bingham High School

Personal

  • Daughter of Greg and Terri
  • Born in Murray, UT
  • Has two sisters
  • Father played basketball at Utah Tech (Now SLCC)
  • Enjoys the outdoors, being with family and watching movies
  • Chose number 8 because it brings her good luck
  • Major is recreation management with an emphasis in venue and event management

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Bingham High
  • Two-time Utah Gatorade Player of the Year (2008, 2010)
  • State 5A MVP in 2009 and 2010
  • Two-time Deseret News Ms. Softball (2008, 2010)
  • Led team to three-straight state 5A championships (2007-2009)
  • Three-time Region MVP
  • Three-time All-State First Team
  • Three-time 5A Tournament MVP
  • Second-team All-American senior year
  • Salt Lake Flames club team was seven-time state champions
  • Teammate of fellow softball player Carly Duckworth on Salt Lake Flames
  • Holds the state career strikeout record with 334 strikeouts
  • Threw two perfect game and four no-hitters in 2010
  • Went 21-5 her senior year with a 0.30 earned-run average and 334 striekouts against 28 walks
  • Averaged 14.67 strikeouts per game senior year
  • Coached by Mikki Jackson
  • National Junior Honor Society member
  • First-team Academic All-Region
  • Four-year honor roll student 


2011 | Freshman Year

  • Led the Mountain West Conference in earned runs allowed (38) and runs allowed (42)
  • Fifth in the conference in ERA (3.13) and in total wins (10)
  • Two-time MWC Pitcher of the Week (Mar. 15, Apr. 26)
  • Started and pitched two innings vs. Ole Miss, getting the first strikeout of her career and allowing no hits in a no-decision
  • Earned first win of her career against Cal State Northridge, pitching all 7 innings with a career-high 6 strikeouts while allowing zero runs and three hits
  • Earned a win vs. No. 9 UCLA, striking out 7 and allowing just 4 hits
  • Threw 4.0 innings vs. No. 9 Cal, striking out 6 batters
  • Threw a complete-game shutout vs. Seattle with 6 strikeouts, 3 hits and 2 walks
  • Had a career-high 8 strikeouts in just four innings in a win over Southern Utah
  • Won vs. Colorado State, pitching a complete-game shutout in 5 innings with 7 strikeouts
  • Pitched 2.1 innings of relief as the pitcher of record in the season finale vs. Washington in her first postseason appearance 

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • NFCA All-Region Second Team
  • All-WAC Second Team
  • Academic All-WAC
  • WAC Scholar-Athlete
  • All-WAC Tournament Team
  • All-Eugene Regional Team
  • WAC Pitcher of the Week (May 7)
  • Highest single season win percentage by a pitcher in BYU history at .833 (20-4 record)
  • Became 5th player in BYU history to win 20 games in a season
  • 8th-best BYU single season marks in strikeouts (154) and ERA (2.00)
  • 1st in the WAC in strikeouts per game (7.72) while finishing 3rd in ERA (2.00), opposing batting average (.195) and wins (20) and 4th in strikeouts (154)
  • 2nd in the WAC in ERA (1.31) and wins (10) in conference play
  • Career-high 10 strikeouts in just 5 innings in win over Purdue
  • Also had 9 strikeouts two times (Southern Utah, Utah Valley)
  • Pitcher of record in both of BYU's wins in the Eugene Regional, allowing 1 hit and no runs in 3.0 innings vs. Mississippi State and throwing 7 strikeouts with no walks, no runs and just 2 hits in a complete game shutout vs. Portland State
  • Earned win vs. No. 11 Hawaii in WAC Tournament with 6 strikeouts, no runs and 3 hits in 3.2 innings
  • Earned all three wins in a two-day series against San Jose State
  • Won 10-straight decisions at the end of the season
  • Started in 23 games with 36 appearances and 11 complete games

2013 | Junior Year

  • Pitched the first no-hitter of her career with five strikeouts against Saint Mary's on May 4
  • PCSC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 24-Mar. 2, Apr. 29-May 5)
  • College Sports Madness All-Conference Second Team
  • Struck out a career-high 13 batters in her first start of the season against Seattle, giving up just three hits and in a complete game shutout
  • Pitched a full game against Hawai’i en route to a 4-2 upset of the No. 20 Rainbow Wahine
  • Gave up just one earned run on  three hits in 8.2 innings pitched against San Diego alongisde five strikeouts 
  • Pitched her fifth complete game of the season with 10 strikeouts against Santa Clara to earn the win
  • Pitched a complete game against Saint Mary's on May 3 and gave up just one earned run with six strikeouts
  • Defeated in-state rival Utah, giving up just three hits with four strikeouts
  • Started in 27 games with 33 appearances and seven complete games

2014 | Senior Year

  • All-WCC First Team
  • No. 99 in strikeouts per seven innings in the NCAA.
  • Ended the season with a 2.58 ERA
  • Struck out seven batters against North Dakota State.
  • Retired all three batters she faced to get the save against No. 2 Tennessee
  • Combined with McKenna Bull and Ashley Thompson in her second career no-hitter.
  • Went five innings and allowed one run to help BYU defeat Pacific in the first game of their series.
  • Came in and did not allow a run over the last 3.1 innings of the final game against Pacific. 
  • Lead BYU to two victories over Saint Mary's in the final series of the season allowing two earned runs and striking out 10.
  • Was named WCC Pitcher of the Week in the final two weeks of the regular season.
  • Pitched 4.2 innnings and gave up two runs in a win over Northwestern in the Washington Regional.
  • Made 21 starts in 32 appearances.