16 Brianna Elder
16 Brianna Elder
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: Concord, CA
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/R
Previous School: Concord HS

2014 NFCA All-West Region Third Team

2014 All-Big West Conference First Team 


Elder appeared in 39 games and made 33 starts in her junior season … named All-Big West First Team … named to NFCA All-West Region Third team ... finished season with 22 wins, becoming the first 20-game winner at CSUN since the 2001 season … posted a 2.58 ERA with 134 strikeouts in 193 innings of work … produced 18 complete games and five shutouts … her strikeouts, complete games and shutouts were the most at CSUN since 2008 … recorded her first three career saves … named Big West Pitcher of the Week three times … struck out a career-high 13 batters in a win over Portland State … also posted 11 strikeouts in a victory over Oregon State … tossed a career-high eight innings against Cal Poly … went 6-8 with a 3.72 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 73.1 innings against Big West opponents … finished the year ranked among the league leaders in wins, ERA, strikeouts, opponent batting average (.235), saves and innings pitched.


Elder appeared in 15 games and made eight starts in her second season at CSUN … finished 2-4 with a 3.11 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 47.1 innings of work … earned first win of the season by tossing a complete game with one unearned run at UC Davis … second win came in a shutout performance against Cal Poly.


Elder appeared in 15 games and made five starts for the Matadors in the pitching circle in her first playing season with the club … finished the year 1-5 with a 3.73 ERA, two complete games, 19 strikeouts and a .325 opponent batting average in 45 innings of work … won her first career start by tossing 4.1 innings of one-run softball against Utah State … tossed a season-high eight innings with six strikeouts against UC Davis. 


Elder did not appear in any games in 2011 and will enter the 2012 season as a redshirt freshman.

Concord High School

Elder was a four-year letterwinner for the Minutemen ... named to the All-Diablo Valley Athletic League team following all four seasons ... named the 2010 East Bay Softball Player of the Year by the Contra Costa Times ... during 2010 season, posted 0.38 ERA as pitcher and batted .383 with 22 RBIs at the plate ... graduated in 2010.


Born on Aug. 13, 1992 ... daughter of Cindy Sawtelle and Jim Elder ... stepfather is Bill Sawtelle ... stepmother is Kathy Elder ... has two brothers, Garrett and Ben, and two sisters, Courtney and Danielle ... favorites include the San Francisco Giants and their catcher Buster Posey, Netflix, "Grey's Antamoy",  "New Girl", "Desperate Housewives", "The Real World" and Luke Bryan ... would like to switch places with Carrie Underwood for a day ... could not live without chap stick ... lists her parents as her greatest heroes ... majoring in Communications.

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