Lauren Bell
Shortstop Second Base 9
Last School
Murray High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

Lauren Bell was a four-year starter in the infield for BYU, playing both shortstop and second base. She was a two-time WCC Defensive Player of the Year (2016-17) and All-WCC First Team in 2016 and 2014. Bell finishes her career in the record books eighth in at bats (648), eighth in runs (146) and ninth in hits (218). In addition to her success on the field, she received academic honors all four years. Each year, she helped her team win the WCC championship and advance to NCAA Regionals. In her senior season, she was part of one of the most successful season in program history, sitting in the top 25 for 12 weeks of the season, the most in BYU history. She was also part of the record-breaking 22-game win streak in 2017.  


  • 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
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2014

  • 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
Sophmore Year 2015

  • 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
Junior Year 2016

  • 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 three 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
Senior Year 2017

  • WCC Defensive Player of the Year
  • All-WCC Honorable Mention
  • Went 3 for 3 in season-opening win over Nebraska
  • Named to the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Career-high four hits at Fresno State, 4 for 5 hitting with three runs
  • Went 3 for 4 with three runs and three RBI in doubleheader against Maine
  • Hit a grand slam against Pacific
  • Went 2 for 3 with two runs and a homer against UVU
  • 2017 WCC All-Academic Team
  • Also went 5 for 7 in two games against Utah in the NCAA Regionals
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year