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Kylee Perez

School

UCLA

Position
Infielder
Major
History

Classroom

Kylee Perez has received All-Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention recognition both seasons she has been eligible. She also has earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll accolades five times.

Character

Perez was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 9, but she has not let that be a road block in becoming one of the top Division I softball players in the nation. In fact, she has become a role model to other young softball players who are also Type 1 diabetic. Despite playing shortstop in high school and right field as a college freshman, she has become an all-region player at second base.

Community

Perez has helped with the Wilshire Girls Softball Camp for the past three years. She also has assisted with Halloween trick or treat at Mattel Children’s Hospital, taught the Wooden Pyramid at an L.A. middle school, and helped with the I’m Going to College program for the past three years.

Competition

Perez has been named to the NFCA All-Region Team all three seasons, including first-team each of the last two years and third-team her freshman season. She has been named to the All-Pac-12 Conference First Team the past two seasons and was All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention her freshman year. She was named to the All-Pac-12 Defensive Team as a junior and the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team in 2015. She led the Bruins in hitting last season, ranking 50th in the nation with a .408 average. In 2017 she was seventh in the country in hits with 86. She was also second on the team last year in doubles, runs scored, on-base percentage, stolen bases and hit by pitches, leading the team with 25 multiple-hit games. As a sophomore, she led the Bruins with 11 sacrifice hits, tied for first with 10 doubles and finished second with a .388 batting average. She is hitting .389 for her career, entering her senior season ranked sixth in school history.