Shout out to Olivia Pichardo: First female athlete in NCAA Division I Baseball

Posted on May 9, 2023

Hard work and determination pay off!

Brown University undergraduate Olivia Pichardo has become the first female athlete in NCAA Division I history to be named to a varsity baseball roster, marking a historic moment for women in sports and a personal milestone enabled by Pichardo’s dogged determination.  In a recent game, the freshman from New York City came on as a pinch hitter with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and grounded out to first base in what ended up being a 10-1 loss to Bryant in Providence, Rhode Island.

Pichardo was a pitcher and outfielder for the U.S. baseball women’s national team and previously played varsity baseball in Queens, NY.

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