Yazzy is #BuiltDifferent
"In a day and age where equality is an everyday topic, not too many organizations and Sports leagues have stepped up and answered the call. I am proud to be part of an organization like RIP-IT acknowledging and empowering women to compete at the highest level with athletic equipment made specifically with the female athlete in mind." - Yazzy Avila
BROWSE CLEATS AND SPIKES DESIGNED FOR HER
Yazzy Avila made an immediate impact in her freshman season at New Mexico State University, starting the first 15 games before a season-ending injury. Over the course of those games, she slashed .404/.315/.426, with six multi-hit games and one multi-RBI outing. Avila also had an impressive eight-game reached base streak and went 6-for-7 in stolen bases, including a perfect 3-for-3 outing against UTEP. She scored multiple runs in four games and had two three-run performances, showcasing her ability to contribute offensively. In the field, Avila had a fielding percentage of .958 with 21 putouts and two assists.
Before her time at New Mexico State, Avila had an accomplished high school career. She was the first female student-athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent to attend an NCAA Division I school in the history of Pebble Hills High School. Over the course of her career, she finished with a .664 batting average, 63 stolen bases, 44 walks, and 118 runs scored. As a freshman, Avila was named the Newcomer of the Year for District 1-6A and earned a TGCA All-State Honorable Mention as well as a Second Team All-State laurel by TSWA. She was also a Second Team All-City and All-Academic honoree, and was named the PHHS Female Athlete of the Year.
As a sophomore, Avila captured Second Team All-State honors from the TSWA while serving as the team's shortstop. She also earned the District 1-6A Offensive Player of the Year honor, a First Team All-City citation, and All-Academic awards by the district and state. She was also a MaxPreps All-American selection. In her junior year, Avila was leading the state of Texas and ranked fourth in the nation in batting average at the time of the unexpected season finale due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a senior, she posted a .684 batting average and stole 27 bases, helping her team make it to the 6A state playoffs. She earned TGCA All-State acclaim as a senior in 2021.It is clear that Yazzy Avila is a talented and accomplished player, and her strong performance in her freshman season at New Mexico State is just the latest chapter in her impressive career.
Avila will be continuing her collegiate career at the University of Illinois for the 2023 season.