Out of the Blue

Straight from the Bullpen

McKenna Bull pitching.

Photo by Mark Philbrick

McKenna L. Bull (’17) is a batter’s worst nightmare—ask any one of the hundreds who faced her, swung, and missed last season. In addition to 256 strikeouts, the sophomore phenom Bull also set BYU records by pitching 257 innings and 29 complete games and winning 34 games. She was named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Pitcher of the Year and All-WCC First Team, and she ranked no. 2 in the NCAA in victories.

Bull’s arm was integral to BYU’s standout 40-14 season. The Cougars took first in the WCC and competed in the NCAA Tourney for the 11th consecutive season.

Bull attributes her success to focus and mental toughness. As for the accolades, she says, “It’s validation for all my hard work. I came to BYU with the goal of setting records, and I would like to [set] more.”