Ava Bredwell

College: University of Nebraska

Position(s): C/OF

HomeTown: Olathe, KS

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2022)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2022)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (4/18/22)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2021)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2022)


Freshman Season (2022) 

  • Tallied one hit at the Big Ten Tournament (against Penn State)
  • Added one hit against Indiana 
  • Had one run against Ohio State 
  • Added one run in the Wisconsin series 
  • Was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after going 5-for-9 in the Minnesota series with one RBI and starting all three games as the catcher
  • Went 4-for-5 in the Iowa doubleheader with a triple 
  • Had a personal best 5 RBIs in game one against Iowa
  • Tallied a double and a triple and finished 4-for-11 at the Michigan State series 
  • Was 2-for-8 with a double and one RBI in the Rutgers series
  • Started as the catcher in the game against Creighton, recording one hit and one RBI 
  • Hit a two-run homer in game one against No. 19 Michigan to help the Huskers to a 3-2 win 
  • Went 3-for-8 at the Rock Chalk Challenge
  • Smashed her first career homer and three RBIs against Tulsa at the Rock Chalk Challenge
  • Tallied four hits, five runs, a double and an RBI at the Cal State Fullerton/Long Beach State Tournament
  • Added one hit and four runs in the opening home weekend against South Dakota State and Wichita State
  • Started all five games as the catcher at the Troy Cox Classic 
  • Added one RBI on the weekend in Las Cruces, New Mexico 
  • Made her first career start behind the plate against New Mexico State 


Before Nebraska (Mill Valley HS)

  • Three-year letter winner at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kansas
  • Kansas 5A first-team all-state selection as a senior 
  • Earned all-state honors as a freshman (second team) and sophomore (honorable mention) before the pandemic disrupted her junior season
  • Played club ball for Aces Fastpitch under Head Coach Ryan Taylor
  • Named to the honor roll all three years of high school 
  • Was a volunteer coach with Strike Zone, a youth softball organization 



  • Born of Jan. 7, 2003
  • Daughter of Jeremy Bredwell and Jennifer Draskovich
  • Stepfather’s name is David Draskovich 
  • Has one stepsister, Katie Draskovich
  • Majoring in biological sciences


*courtesy of University of Nebraska Athletics