FMU’s Barzola picked to PBC All-Conference Team

FMU’s Barzola picked to PBC All-Conference Team

Francis Marion University senior outfielder Briana Barzola has been named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Team.

The West Linn, Oregon, native earns second-team recognition.  She previously garnered second-team All-PBC honors as a sophomore in 2015.

Barzola started all 49 games this past season and led the Patriots in batting (.397), a figure that ranks her sixth in the conference.  She also shares the team lead in runs scored (39).  She drove in 12 runs, compiled a .415 on-base percentage, and ranks nationally as one of the toughest batters to strikeout with only six whiffs in 189 plate appearances.

From her lead-off spot, Barzola was 5-for-5 in stolen bases, committed only one fielding error while posting three outfield assists, and recorded the team's longest consecutive-games hitting streak of 2017 with a 15-game streak.  She recorded 19 multi-hit games and reached base safely in 43 of the 49 contests. 

Double majoring in general management and marketing with a 3.89 grade point average, Barzola was recently named to the PBC All-Academic Team for the third consecutive year.  She has also earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition each of the past three seasons. 

Francis Marion ended its 2017 campaign with a 27-22 record.

Barzola, a product of West Linn High School, ended her career with a .356 average and 116 runs scored in 193 games.  Her 213 career hits are the fourth most by a Patriot since 2000.

      Briana Barzola