Kayla Braud
Kayla Braud


Eugene, Ore.

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Softball Ranked No. 1 Nationally By Team GPA in 2013

The Crimson Tide earned a 3.69 team GPA last season and was the only Southeastern Conference team ranked in the top 10 nationally


Alabama Athletics Enjoys Tremendous Success in the Classroom Going Into New Academic Year

During the 2012-13 academic year, seven UA teams posted cumulative GPAs above 3.5 for the year, marking the third year in a row that at least five teams have met that standard, while overall, 14 teams earned GPAs over 3.0 for the season.


Alabama Athletics Places 77 on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

The softball team's 15 honorees led the way for the Tide, followed by the 12 members of the rowing team and the 12 members of the women's track and field team. The Alabama baseball team placed 11 members on the honor roll; women's golf, men's tennis and men's track and field each landed six student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by the four members of the women's tennis team


Softball Faces Tennessee in the Knoxville Super Regional

Alabama is making an NCAA record ninth straight super regional appearance


NCAA Regional: Alabama Softball Holds Off Western Kentucky, 7-6

The Crimson Tide advances to Championship Sunday


NCAA Super Regional: Tennessee Preview

NCAA Super Regional: Tennessee Preview


2013 Season Highlight

2013 Season Highlight


Regional Opening Press Conference

Regional Opening Press Conference


NCAA Softball Selection Show

NCAA Softball Selection Show

2013 (SENIOR)
Garnered NFCA first team All-American honors ... earned Capital One Academic All-America accolades ... named an Easton All-American ... won the Senior CLASS Award ... tabbed NFCA first-team All-South Region ... garnered All-SEC first-team honors ... named a CoSIDA Academic All-Region selection ... a Senior CLASS candidate ... named a preseason All-SEC selection ... a top-25 finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year ... capped off her Alabama career with a school record .438 average ... finished the season with a team-best .471 average, which ranks second in the Alabama single season annals ... led the team with 90 hits and 38 stolen bases ... added 65 runs, 23 RBI, seven doubles, a triple and a home run ... slugged .534 and sported a .526 on base percentage ... played in all 60 games and had 57 starts ... batted .429 with six stolen bases at the UNI-Dome Classic ... collected three hits and stole four bases against Green Bay (Feb. 9) ... named to the Easton Bama Bash all-tournament team after hitting .400 with six stolen bases ... batted .333 (4-for-12) with a team-high five runs and three stolen bases in the South Carolina series ... batted 3-for-5 with three RBI in the series finale (March 17) ... batted 2-for-3 with a three-run home run against Georgia State (March 21) ... batted 2-for-3 with three runs in the series finale against Auburn (March 24) ... batted a team-best .364 with two stolen bases in the Texas A&M series ... batted 3-for-4 with two RBI in the series finale at College Station (March 31) batted 2-for-3 with three runs and three stolen bases in the series finale against Missouri (April 7) ... tallied three hits, including a double against Mississippi Valley State (April 9) ... went 2-for-2 with two runs and a stolen base against Southern Miss (April 16) ... batted .364 with a team-best five runs in the Mississippi State series ... batted 2-for-4 with two runs against the Bulldogs (April 20) ... batted .600 (6-for-10) with two runs and two doubles in the LSU series ... record three hits in the second game of the series against LSU (April 26) ... hit .545 with three runs and three RBI in the Kentucky series ... batted 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI in the second game of the Kentucky series (May 4) ... batted .667 (4-for-6) at the SEC Tournament with a RBI and two runs scored ... went 2-for-3 in each contest in Lexington ... batted .727 (8-for-11) with five runs and two stolen bases at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional ... had a multi-hit game in each contest, including two three-hit performances ... batted .333 with a run and two walks in the Knoxville Super Regional.

2012 (JUNIOR)
Named to the NFCA All-Region first team ... tabbed a Capital One Academic All-American for the second straight season ... named to the All-SEC second team ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team ... played in 65 games, with 64 starts in left field ... finished second on team with a .345 average and 41 stolen bases ... scored 60 runs, hit one home run and drove in 19 ... hit 3-for-9 at the Mardi Gras Invitational with four RBI, three runs and three stolen bases ... drove in two and stole two bases in the season opener against Memphis ... tallied two doubles, drove in two and scored twice against Lipscomb ... batted .600 (6-for-10) at the SEC/ACC/Big XII Challenge, adding four runs and seven stolen bases ... collected two hits, scored twice and stole three bases against Virginia Tech ... tallied three hits and stole two bases against No. 15 Oklahoma State ... walked three times, scored twice and stole three bases at UAB ... was named to the Easton Bama Bash all-tournament team, batting a team-best .545 (6-for-11) with four runs, three walks and a stolen base ... sported a .643 on base percentage and tallied one RBI ... batted .462 (6-for-13) with four runs, two RBI and a stolen base in the Kentucky series ... hit a double and went 3-for-5 in the series opener ... drove in two, scored twice and collected two hits in the series finale ... batted .375 with a home run and two RBI in the Mississippi series ... led off the series finale with her first home run of the season (March 18) ... collected two hits and scored a run in the first game of the Tennessee doubleheader (March 21) ... named to the Easton Alabama Challenge all-tournament team after hitting .600 (6-for-10) with four runs and a stolen base ... collected two hits in each of the three games ... hit an RBI double and stole a base in game two of the doubleheader at Auburn (March 27) ... batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases in the win against Troy ... led the team with a .500 average in the Florida series, scoring two runs, with two doubles and three stolen bases ... batted 3-for-4 in the series finale, scoring two runs and recording two doubles (May 6) ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team after batting .286 with four runs scored and a stolen base ... hit what turned out to be the game-winner - an RBI triple in the sixth inning to give Alabama the lead for good in game two against Michigan (May 25) in the NCAA super regional ... named to the WCWS All-Tournament team after tying for team lead with eight hits in the six games ... went 3-for-4 in opener against Tennessee, scoring two runs and stealing a base (May 31) ... went 2-for-3 in semifinal victory over top-seeded California, propelling UA to its first ever championship series (June 3).

Named an NFCA first team All-American, garnering All-America honors for the second straight season ... earned All-SEC and Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-South Region first-team honors ... named to the Capital One Academic All-America softball team and an NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete ... led the team in five offensive categories, including batting average (.436), runs (71), hits (89), on-base percentage (.517) and stolen bases (58) ... played in all 64 games, starting in all but one ... batting average and runs scored ranked third in the SEC ... led the nation with 58 stolen bases, which was the second most in school history (Brittany Rogers, 60, 2008) ... drew 30 walks ... recorded 30 multi-hit games ... went 8-for-10 (.667) with 10 runs and 12 stolen bases at the Hibbett/Easton All-Alabama Classic ... batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Alabama A&M (Feb.12) ... came back the next day to score three runs and steal four bases against Troy ... batted 9-for-21 (.429) with two home runs, five RBI and four stolen bases at the BAMA Bash ... tallied two hits, including a home run, drove in two runs and scored twice against UT-San Antonio (Feb. 18) ... went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI against Syracuse (Feb. 20) ... hit 8-for-15 (.533) at the USF Tournament with seven runs and seven stolen bases ... had a 28-game hitting streak snapped in a 10-0 win over Oregon, ending the second-longest streak in Crimson Tide history ... batted 4-for-4, scored a run and stole three bases against Notre Dame (March 4) ... went 6-for-11 in four games of Easton Challenge against Florida State and North Carolina, with four doubles and three RBI and six runs scored en route to earning all-tournament honors ... batted 3-for-4 against South Carolina with a grand slam, a double and four RBI (April 2) ... belted a solo home run against Mississippi State (April 17) ... went 3-for-5 with three runs scored against Mississippi (May 7) ... batted .444 in the Tuscaloosa Regional with five runs scored and five stolen bases ... hit .500 at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Super Regional, collecting five hits, three runs and three stolen bases ... batted 3-for-4 with three runs scored in Super Regional game two against Stanford (May 27) ... went 2-for-3 with a double in Women's College World Series action against Baylor (June 3) ... batted .337 with a team-high 25 runs and nine stolen bases during SEC play ... started in all 25 conference games ... added a team-best 29 hits with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in league play ... fielded a perfect 1.000 in SEC games and committed only one error during the entire season to field .986.

SEC Freshman of the Year ... named NFCA second-team All-American ... was tabbed to the All-SEC first-team and All-Freshman team ... was a top 10 finalist for ASA/USA Player of the Year ... was named SEC Freshman of the Week on three different occasions (2/22, 3/15 & 3/29) ... was named to the Easton Challenge all-tournament team ... garnered SEC all-tournament team honors ... paced the SEC during league games in runs scored (38) and ranked second in batting average (.500), hits (42) and on-base percentage (.580) ... led the team in six offensive categories including batting average (.505), on base percentage (.564), runs (75), hits (95), triples (4) and stolen bases (45) ... broke the Alabama single season record for batting average with a .505 clip, which was third best in the nation ... started in 62 of the 63 games played ... tallied a team-best 32 multi-hit games ... batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored on opening day in game two against Missouri (Feb. 13) ... had two hits, including a double, drove in three runs and scored twice against Rhode Island (Feb. 19) at the Hatter Invitational ... batted 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Ohio State (Feb. 21) ... collected eight hits over four games at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, including two each against Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska ... scored three runs and stole two bases against Nebraska (Feb. 27) ... batted 3-for-4 and scored twice against DePaul at the Easton Challenge (March 7) ... hit a triple, scored twice and drove in two runs against Liberty (March 9) ... batted a perfect 3-for-3 and scored three runs in game two at Georgia (March 13) ... hit her first career home run, a grand slam, and scored three times against South Carolina (March 21) ... tallied seven hits and seven runs in the Florida series, including back-to-back 3-for-4 efforts in the final two games of the series ... hit a three run homer in the sixth inning of the series finale ... batted 3-for-3 and scored three times while swiping two bags against Northwestern (April 11) ... tallied three hits and three runs and drove in two in the second game of the doubleheader against Arkansas (April 24) ... batted 3-for-4 and scored three runs in the series opener at Mississippi State (May 8) ... helped lead Alabama to the SEC tournament title by batting 3-for-4 with three stolen bases against LSU in the championship game (May 15) ... went 3-for-3 with a run scored in opening game of NCAA Super Regional against Hawai'i (May 29).

Prepped at Marist High School in Eugene, Ore. ... played for her grandfather, coach Bob Hammitt, at MHS ... entered her freshman campaign at the Capstone with a national record 103-game hitting streak ... first team all-league selection, first team all-state honoree and league MVP all four seasons ... Oregon 4A Player of the Year her junior and senior seasons ... was named an Under Armour All-American as a senior ... her hitting streak was named the No. 1 record-breaker by ESPN RISE ... played club softball for the Eugene Thunder (10 years) and the Northwest Bullets Gold (one year) for head coaches Denny Braud, Bob Hammitt and Tony Campos ... helped lead the Thunder to ASA Nationals seven times ... led the Northwest Bullets to a fifth-place finish at 18 Gold Nationals.

Daughter of Denny and Kelli Braud ... has a sister Megan and two brothers, Joey and Andrew ... is majoring in public relations.