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Tori Almond Athlete Profile

#8 Tori Almond

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



All-America

  • 2012 NFCA All-Region Second Team


Conference Honors

  • 2014 All-WCC First Team
  • 2013 College Sports Madness All-Conference Second Team
  • 2012 All-WAC Second Team
  • 2012 Academic All-WAC
  • 2012 WAC Scholar-Athlete

Career Summary

Coming to BYU out of Bingham High School, Tori Almond had a successful pitching career. She earned wins against four top-25 teams throughout her time as a Cougar. In 2012, she was named to the NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team. As a senior, she was named to the All-WCC First Team in BYU's first year in the conference. She threw two no-hitters in her career, one solo and one combined. Almond finished on many of the career and season lists at BYU, including in wins, complete games, shutouts, saves, innings pitched, strikeouts, strikeouts per 7 innings and ERA. 

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.