Arianna Paulson
Pitcher First Base 7
Last School
Payson High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

Arianna Paulson made 50 appearances in the circle and compiled a record of 8-4 during her time at BYU, in addition to her standout performance in the classroom. A three-time West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Gold Honor Roll selection (2015-17), she was also an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete in both 2015 and 2017. Additionally, Paulson was one of two Academic Player of the Year recipients at the team’s end-of-season banquet after earning a 3.90 GPA during the 2017-18 academic year.


  • Daughter of Toby and Amy Paulson
  • Has two sisters and two brothers
  • Her younger sister Arissa is currently on the BYU softball team
  • Brother Sterling played rugby at BYU from 2012 to 2014
  • Her great-grandfather played professional football for Washington Redskins and her father played college football
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Enjoys reading, running, surfing, dancing and listening to music

Before BYU

  • Salutatorian of her high school class
  • Also played volleyball and basketball
  • MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American in 2013
  • Arizona Republic’s “Small School Player of the Year” 2013
  • U.S. Marine’s Distinguished Athlete Award
  • Division III All-Section IV Girls Basketball Second Team for Basketball 2014
  • Divison III All-State Player of the Year in 2014 for softball
  • Arizona Republic’s Division III All-State First Team 2012-2014
  • MaxPreps Preseason All-American in 2014
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2015

  • NFCA Division I All-America Scholar-Athlete
  • Picked up first win against Oklahoma State, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in six innings
  • Threw four innings against Northern Colorado with two hits and four strikeouts, giving up only one earned run
  • Made 14 appearances in the circle
Sophmore Year 2016

  • Named to the 2016 WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll
  • Pitched four innings against Mount St. Mary's, throwing four strikeouts
  • Threw five strikeouts against LMU
  • Had a career-high seven strikeouts in a complete game against San Diego
Junior Year 2017

  • Pitched her first career shutout against Detroit Mercy
  • Came in as relief against Sacramento State and pulled out the win
  • Picked up the save at Santa Clara, throwing three strikeouts in three innings pitched
Senior Year 2018

  • Played in 12 games and started one this season
  • Made first appearance of the season at No. 10/11 LSU (3/23)
  • Recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts and pitched a season-high five innings at Southern Utah (4/30)
  • WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year