Pitching Performances, Timely Hitting Leads Mean Green Past Pokes
North Texas 2015 • Started 35 of 36 games played, including 30 starts at catcher • Hit .250 with two doubles and six home runs, the third-most on the team, for a .528 slugging percentage, the third-best mark on the team • Scored 13 runs and drove in 20 runs • Fielded at .975 clip behind the plate and threw out 5-of-18 base runners on steal attempts • Tallied three multi-hit games, giving her eight for her career, and six multi-RBI games, giving her eight for her career • Went 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk and a career-high three RBI against Seton Hall (2/7) • Lifted the Mean Green to a historic 1-0 win over No. 7 Baylor (2/20) with the would-be, game-winning RBI double in the second inning • Started a fifth-inning rally that featured four runs with a leadoff walk, as the Mean Green erased a 2-0 deficit in a 5-2 win over UT San Antonio (4/12) • Went 3-for-5 with a home run, two walks, two runs scored and two RBI in two games against top-five team Oklahoma (4/20, 4/30), highlighted by a two-run home run in the second meeting • Went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base, the seventh of her career, and two runs scored against UTEP (5/2)
2014 • Started 47 of 49 games at catcher or designated player • Tied the North Texas single-season record throwing out 23 runners attempting to steal • Walked 32 times, good for second-most in NT single-season history • Had the second-highest on-base percentage on the unit (.423) • Hit a two-run home run in the opener against JMU • Walked three times in the game against Winthrop • Had four two-hit games on the season • Hit a homer against No. 18 Tulsa in the final series of the season • Also scored a season-high two runs against No. 18 Tulsa
2013 • Started 36 of 53 games at catcher or designated player • Led the team with 21 walks • Posted her first career hit in the opening game against Memphis • Tied game against Iowa with her first career home run • Posted home run as second hit of her career • Posted home run in her 11th career at-bat, tying her as the eighth fastest North Texas player to hit her first career home run • Threw out her first runner against Texas State • Went 1-for-1 against UTA with two walks and a stolen base • Stole two bases in the third game against Troy • Threw out two runners in the series against FAU • Drew four walks in the series against ULL • Gave North Texas a 5-3 lead with a solo home run against No. 19 Baylor • Threw out two runners in win against Baylor • Went 2-for-3 in the third win against Middle Tennessee with an RBI double • Threw out two runners in game against Oklahoma • Drew two walks against ULM
High School • Was a finalist for the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year after a standout career at Mount St. Mary High School • Over her four-year career, she recorded a batting average of .462, knocked in 91 RBI and hit 20 home runs • Was named a 2011 Middle West All-State Catcher and was a four-time all-conference player • Named to the Oklahoman Little All-City First Team roster in 2012 • Was also named to the 2011 All-Region Team and led her team to the 2010 3A state championship • Was a three-time first-team All-City Catcher and a two-time offensive player of the year • Was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and was named second-team Central All-Conference in 2010 • Played travel ball for Oklahoma Twisters Gold
Personal Daughter of William Wade; and Jamie and Steve Utterback... Born July 23, 1994... Majoring in business finance.
Why Bryana chose North Texas: "When I came on my visit, I enjoyed the family atmosphere, plus it's close to home, so I can see my golden retriever, Scrappy, whenever I need to!"