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Bubba Nickles

School

University of California, Los Angeles

Position
U
Major
Sociology

Classroom

Nickles, who carries a 3.2 GPA, will complete her degree and graduate in 2021.

Throughout her academic career, she has earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll eight times and was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Team in 2019.

Character

During her time at UCLA, Nickles has organized multiple softball clinics for younger athletes in California, as well as working many different UCLA Softball clinics and club organization clinics.

She has given numerous independent softball lessons and strated private bible study groups for softball teams.

Community

Nickles has participated in multiple MLB Play Ball clinics that benefit underprivileged communities in enjoying the games of baseball and softball. She has participated in organizational camps for All-American Sports Academy.

She is also a part of Athletes in Action, a program at UCLA that develops student-athletes through faith and faith-based programs.

Competition

Nickles, who has been a member of USA Softball for six years, was named to the USA Softball Olympic Team for the Tokyo Games as the youngest player on the team. The games will take place this summer. During her time with USA Softball, Nickles has won two gold medals.

In her last collegiate season in 2019, she earned first team Softball America All-American and second team NFCA All-American honors. Nickles also earned NFCA All-West Region and All-Pac 12 first team honors, leading the Bruins with 18 home runs, 72 runs batted in, and a .714 slugging percentage en route to a National Championship with UCLA. She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Women’s College World Series.

In 2018, she was named first team NFCA All-Region and All-Pac 12 second team.

In 2017, Nickles set tournament records for home runs and runs batted in, while hitting .690.