Brittany Cervantes
Brittany Cervantes

Chatsworth, Calif.

High School:
Chaminade College Prep.

Volunteer Assistant Coach


Lawson Earns 182nd Win, Becomes Program's All-Time Win Leader

Kentucky head coach Rachel Lawson becomes school's all-time leading win leader Wednesday


No. 17 Softball Drops Extra-Inning Nail-biter to No. 13 LSU

No. 17 Kentucky softball team drops extra-inning game to highly ranked Tigers


No. 17 Softball Drops Series Opener to No. 13 LSU

Series resumes Saturday at 5 p.m. ET


No. 17 Softball Hits Road to Face No. 13 LSU

Kentucky softball team prepares for first SEC road trip of the season


Softball Notebook: UK Enters Rankings, Cumbess Honored

UK softball team ranked in the top 25 by both major softball polls


Cervantes not lacking confidence entering NCAAs

Brittany Cervantes leads UK into its fourth NCAA Tournament in a row beginning on Friday.


Cervantes excited about tourney trip

UK was selected to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.


SB highlights vs. Georgia

Cumbess' First-Career No-Hitter Clinches Series Over Georgia; Wildcats clinch series vs. UGA for just the second time in school history and first since 2000


Cervantes on shedding underdog perception

Brittany Cervantes talks about building on last season's trip to the Super Regionals.


SB vs. Louisville, 052012

Softball's Season Concludes in Tourney Thriller; Riley works six scoreless innings in relief; Joiner hits two-run homer


SB vs. Valparaiso, 052012

Five-Run Second Enough to Power UK Past Valpo; Rachel Riley gets ninth win on season, Chanda Bell picks up fourth save


SB vs. Michigan, NCAA Tournament, 051812

Kentucky Suffers Heartbreaking Walk-Off Loss in NCAA Opener; Wildcats rallied for the lead in the top of the seventh


SB vs. LSU, 050612

Bell's No Hitter Clinches Sweep of No. 22 LSU; Bell tosses fifth-career no hitter, O'Brien drives in game-winning run


SB vs. Morehead State, 042412

Softball Grabs Victory Behind Riley, O'Brien; O'Brien hits first homer of season in win

  • 2012 All-SEC First Team member
  • 2012 All-SEC Defensive Team member
  • 2011 NFCA All-Region Second Team
  • 2009 All-SEC Freshman Team Member
  • Three-time SEC Weekly Award Winner

Senior (2012): Saw action in all 60 games and made 58 starts ... An All-SEC first team and All-SEC Defensive team selection ... Batted .305 in her final campaign while blasting 13 homers and a career-high 15 doubles ... Is the only player in UK history to hit 10 or more long balls in each of her four seasons ... Drove in a run in the season opener vs. UCLA ... Drew a pair of walks in the final game of the series with the Bruins ... Had four hits and two runs in the FAU Invite as well as tallying six total bases ... Drove in both of UK's scores in a victory over Jacksonville State ... Tallied four RBI, a stolen base and three hits in the win over Stephen F. Austin ... Recorded two RBI, two walks and one hit vs. Nicholls State ... Set UK's all-time career home run record with a game-winning blast vs. NC State ... Also logged three doubles at the UK Invitational while also breaking the UK school record for career RBI ... Recorded her second home run of the year in the opening win of the Auburn series ... Doubled in a loss to No. 11 Louisville ... Tallied hits in back-to-back games vs. No. 10 Tennessee, including a run in the win over the Lady Vols ... Walked in a loss at Louisville ... Homered in back-to-back-to-back games vs. South Carolina becoming the first Wildcat to do so in the 2012 season ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and a homer for the fourth consecutive game in a comeback win over Arkansas ... Homered twice in the Georgia series including in the series-clinching victory ... Walked three times and homered for the seventh time in 10 games in a series-clinching win over Ole Miss ... Posted a 2-for-3 outing which included a double in a win over Morehead State ... Was 2-for-2 which included her 10th home run of the season in the opening win over Florida ... With the homer she became the first player in UK history to hit 10 or more home runs in every season of her career ... Had a clutch two-out RBI in the win that clinched the Florida series ... Dominated arguably the best pitching staff in the conference, batting .571 vs. LSU while driving in four runs on four hits ... Stepped to the plate with two outs and UK trailing by a run in the bottom of the seventh and crushed a homer to deep center field to tie the game at 3-3 ... Tallied two doubles, two homers, 12 total bases, and had an on-base percentage of .700 while accounting for three walks ... Named SEC Player of the Week on May 7 ... Had a pair of hits including a solo home run in the SEC Tournament ... Notched a pair of hits and two runs scored in the NCAA Tournament.

Junior (2011): Broke UK single-season records with 55 runs scored and 48 walks ... Also had career-highs in batting average (.329), home runs (15), on-base percentage (.490), slugging percentage (.677) and RBI (52) as a junior ... Started all 56 games for UK, splitting time at third base and at catcher ... Totaled six game-winning hits ... Recorded 12 multiple hit games and led the squad with 13 games with more than two RBI ... Posted a career-long eight-game hitting streak ... Scored twice after reaching base with walks in the upset victory of No. 22 Ohio State ... Matched a career high with four RBI in the win over FIU ... Blasted a three-run home run and also added an RBI double in the win ... Plated the game's winning run with a double in the come-from-behind win against DePaul ... Drove in the game's winning run with an RBI double in a win over North Florida ... Scored a career-best three times while also providing a pair of hits in the win over Middle Tennessee State ... Struck for two homers for the second time in her career with a pair in the second victory over Georgia Southern ... Opened the FSU win with a two-run home run to mark three straight at-bats with a homer ... Went 4-for-4 at the plate for a career-high four-hit performance in that victory ... Homered for the fourth time in three games in a win over Colorado State ... Extended her career-long hitting streak to eight games with a single in the loss to Stanford ... Tied the game with a two-run RBI in the top of the seventh and then scored the winning run in the eighth in a come-from-behind win over North Dakota State ... Scored twice and had a pair of hits in a win over Southern Illinois ... Smacked a solo home run in a win over SIUE ... Reached base in all four plate appearances which included a double in the upset of Tennessee ... Blasted a two-run homer in the opening win over Arkansas ... Posted a three-RBI day which included a solo homer in the win over LSU ... One of four players to homer in the opening win over Mississippi State ... Was walked six times in the series with the Bulldogs and scored five runs ... Homered and drove in five runs in the series sweep of No. 5 Florida ... Matched a career-high with three runs scored on the day she hit her 11th home run of the season in a rout of Austin Peay ... Had an RBI single in every game of the Georgia series ... Matched a game-high with four RBI and a pair of homers in the sweep of Marshall ... Doubled and drove in a run in a win over Tennessee Tech ... Drove in two with a home run in a win over EKU ... Plated two scores in a win over Louisville ... Walked three times in a win over Auburn ... Hit a two-run homer in a win over Notre Dame to match the UK career record for long balls ... Was walked six times in the NCAA Tournament and scored four times ... Set the new single-season standard for runs scored ... Plated a score, singled and tapped home in a win over Cal in Supers.

Sophomore (2010): Named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 15 ... Appeared in all 59 games for the Wildcats ... Totaled 10 home runs on the season to move into third place all-time in UK allure with 20 career bombs ... Blasted her 10th home run of the season while driving in three runs in a UK win over Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament ... Singled in the loss at the SEC Tournament ... Led the team with a .444 average in the Ole Miss series ... Doubled and drove in two runs in a loss at No. 2 Michigan ... Was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI in the series with Austin Peay ... Drove in a pair of runs with her ninth round tripper of the season in a win over WKU ... Singled in a loss to Louisville ... Doubled in a win against Mississippi State ... Blasted her first career grand slam for a career-best four RBI performance against Georgia ... Had a career-long five game hitting streak ... Was 4-for-8 at the plate with two home runs and five RBI in the series with Arkansas ... Charted her second consecutive game-winning three-run home run this time to down Morehead State ... Belted the game-winning three-run home run to upset No. 5 Alabama ... Doubled and drove in two runs in a win over Jacksonville State ... Earned a base three times on walks in a win over Evansville ... Had a double against No. 11 Cal ... Became the first UK player since 2006 to hit two long balls in a single outing with two homers and three RBI against Western Michigan ... Hit the first home run of the season in the upset of No. 5 Arizona State.

Freshman (2009): Led the team with 10 home runs in her first season ... The home run bombs began in her first collegiate game as she knocked a three-run homer in UK's opening day win over Oregon ... Had a two-run single against UCLA ... Doubled and scored a run in the win over San Diego State ... Made her first career start behind the plate while positing a two-run single against UConn ... Walked twice and stole a base in the upset win over LSU ... Doubled and scored a run in a loss to the Tigers ... Had another double in the come from behind win over Morehead ... Tripled and then knocked in the series-ending three-run home run to seal a sweep of Auburn ... Went 5-for-11 with two home runs, five RBI and four runs scored in the series with Arkansas ... Tripled in a win over Kent State ... Smacked two home runs in the series with Tennessee, including a two-run bomb in the bottom of the seventh in UK's upset win over the Lady Vols ... Recorded UK's lone extra-base hit in the series when she doubled in a loss to Florida ... Plated a score with a single in a loss to Alabama ... Posted a three-run home run to seal the game for Kentucky over EKU ... Had two home runs in the series against Mississippi State, including the walk-off two-run bomb to complete the sweep ... Doubled and scored a run in the series-clinching victory over South Carolina ... Smacked a solo home run in Kentucky's win over BYU in the NCAA Tournament.

High School: A four-year letterwinner for a squad that won the Mission League Championship three times in her career ... Chaminade also claimed the 2006 and 2007 CIF Championship Division IV ... As a senior, Cervantes charted a .532 batting average and brought in 29 RBI ... Named the 2008 Mission League MVP and was an All-CIF Southern Selection team member ... Also named Chaminade's most valuable player ... As a junior she batted .412, and was named to the All-CIF Southern Section team, Mission League first team and was the 2007 Chaminade Offensive Player of the Year ... Tabbed to the LA Daily News second team as a sophomore, while winning the Chaminade HS Female Athlete of the Year for the freshman class in 2005 ... A starter on the girl's basketball team in 2007 ... Selected by the school's athletic director to serve on the Student Athletic Council in her junior and senior years.

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