Five members of the UC Riverside softball team have been recognized with All-Big West honors. Kat Montuya and Nadia Witt earned First Team distinction, while Gigi Araki was named to the Second Team. Maddie Heinlin received an Honorable Mention for her pitching performance, and Elise Nishimura was recognized with an All-Freshman nod.

By the Numbers
  • Witt is the second Highlander in Division I era to achieve 100 runs, 200 hits, and 50 stolen bases.
  • Montuya ranked second in Big West with five home runs during conference play.
  • Araki led the conference with 12 doubles in 2024.
State of Play
  • Witt completed her third consecutive All-Big West distinction, finishing with a .342 career batting average.
  • Heinlin posted a 2.20 ERA in conference play with a .232 batting average against.
What's Next

The Highlanders will look to build on their 2024 success with emerging talents and the leadership of their recognized players. The team's strong finish sets a positive tone for the upcoming seasons.

Bottom Line

UC Riverside's softball team has demonstrated significant skills and achievements, marking a standout year with multiple players receiving conference honors. This recognition could serve as a foundation for future success.