Huntyr Ava
First Base 54
Last School
West High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Kirk and Corinne Ava
  • Has two sisters and one brother
  • Majoring in family studies

Before BYU

  • Prepped at West High School under Keith Lopati
  • 2019 Ms. Softball
  • 2019 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Two-time state champion
  • Holds the Utah record for most home runs
  • Also played basketball
  • Played for the California Cruisers
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021

  • All-WCC Second Team
  • Started in all 49 games played in
  • Finished the season with a .307 batting average, .584 slugging percentage and .398 on-base percentage
  • Tallied 42 hits, 16 runs, 11 home runs and 40 RBI
  • Launched a three-run homer against Virginia Tech in the NCAA Regional
  • 15 multiple-hit games and 13 multiple-RBI games
  • Four-game hitting streak and nine-game reached based streak
Sophmore Year 2022

  • NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team
  • All-WCC First Team
  • Led the team in batting average (.409) and walks (23), finishing second on the team in hits (60), RBI (53) and home runs (16)
  • Recorded a .994 fielding percentage with 324 putouts
  • Started all 52 of the Cougars’ games
Junior Year 2023

  • NFCA Pacific All-Region Third Team
  • WCC Player of the Year
  • All-WCC First Team
  • WCC Player of the Week (5/1)
  • Led the team with a .746 slugging percentage, 50 RBI and 16 home runs
  • Had the team’s second-best batting average (.328), with 44 hits, 26 runs scored, 20 walks drawn and eight doubles, also recording a .429 on-base percentage
  • Posted a .995 fielding percentage on the year
  • Hit her first-career grand slam against Utah Valley (4/11)
  • Started all 46 games played in during the 2023 season
Senior Year 2024

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Freshman 2020

  • Named Puerto Vallarta College Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Started all 23 games except for one before the season was suspended
  • Finished the season ranked No. 15 RBI per game (1.22) No. 20 in RBI, No. 26 in home runs (8) and No. 33 in homers per game (0.35)
  • Among freshman in the nation ranked No. 3 in RBI per game (1.22), No. 4 in homers (8), No. 5 in RBI (28), No. 13 in total bases
  • Ranked No. 5 in homers among all freshman in BYU history despite the season being suspended after 23 games also ranked No. 3 in slugging percentage (.690)
  • Led the team in at bats (71), homers (8), RBI (28) and fielding percentage (.994 - 172 putouts)
  • One of five players on the team to play in every game during the season
  • Recorded a 10-hit streak as well as a 12 on-base streak during the season
  • Recorded first career hit during first at bat in collegiate debut against George Washington (2/6)
  • Hit a walk-off single against George Washington to give BYU a 1-0 win 
  • First collegiate home run was a pinch-hit three-run shot against Nevada (2/6)
  • Had first multi-homer game against Illinois lifting BYU to a 7-6 win (2/27)
  • On first day of Judi Garman Classic, went 2/3 in back-to-back games recording three runs, three homers and five RBI
  • Against Cal, went 2/3 with two runs, one double, one homer and four RBI with one walk
  • Blasted five homers at the Judi Garman Classic ranking No. 8 in the nation that weekend with eight total dingers so far in the season
  • Huntyr Ava


  • Huntyr Ava swings vs. Southern Utah

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  • Huntyr Ava, Violet Zavodnik, Martha Epenesa and Chloe Temples on 2023 Preseason All-WCC Team

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  • Kaysen Korth and Huntyr Ava high five in between plays at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge


  • Huntyr Ava home run against Illinois State on February 18, 2023


  • Huntyr Ava hits one of two home runs against DePaul in Littlewood Classic on February 18, 2023


  • Huntyr Ava runs down first base line against Utah in 2021

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  • Runner sliding into a base


  • Huntyr Ava slides into second base against Boise State on March 21, 2023

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  • Huntyr Ava awaits the pitch at first base against Louisiana Tech on March 31, 2023


  • Huntyr Ava hits a ball in a game against Oregon at Gail Miller Field in 2022

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  • Huntyr Ava rounds third after hitting first-career grand slam against UVU at Gail Miller Field on April 11, 2023


  • Huntyr Ava comes home after hitting 2-run home run against Utah State at Gail Miller Field on April 25, 2023


  • Huntyr Ava — WCC Player of the Week (5.1.23)

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  • Huntyr Ava running home after a home run


  • Chloe Temples and Huntyr Ava laugh during game against Pacific at Gail Miller Field

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  • Huntyr Ava — 2023 WCC Player of the Year

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  • Ailana Agbayani, Huntyr Ava, Kaysen Korth and Violet Zavodnik named to 2023 All-WCC First Team

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  • Huntyr Ava and Ailana Agbayani named to the 2023 NFCA All-Pacific Region Third Team


  • Huntyr Ava comes home after 2-run homer again SJSU at 2023 NISC in Fort Collins, Colorado


  • Huntyr Ava touches home after hitting 2-run homer against Maryland in the 2023 NISC at Horsetooth Field


  • Huntyr Ava swings at a pitch in a game against Idaho State at Gail Miller Field in 2023

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