University of Iowa Athletics

#3 Breanna Vasquez

Height 5-6
Class Fifth Year
Hometown Norwalk, California
High School Norwalk
Previous School UCF
Breanna Vasquez - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 as a fifth year

  • Appeared in 32 games with 27 starts.
  • Struck out 136 batters in 142.1 innings of work.
  • Held hitters to a .215 batting average against which was sixth in the Big Ten.
  • Had a career high 16 wins in the circle.
  • Recorded double digit strikeouts against Lafayette and Northwestern.
  • Picked up her 400th career strikeout against Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament.

2022 as a senior

  • Saw action in 38 games.
  • Pitched a season high of eight innings against Purdue on May 8.
  • Tallied a season high of 12 strikeouts against Kansas on March 13.
  • Registered a season ERA of 4.58.

2021 as a junior (At UCF)

  • Made 17 appearances and held a 4-3 record.
  • Struck out 35 batters in 36.1 innings of work.

2020 as a sophomore (At UCF — season cut short due to Coronavirus)

  • Posted a team-low 1.79 ERA.
  • Was third on the pitching staff with 31.1 IP.
  • Started eight games for the Knights, going 4-1.
  • Tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout on 02/22 against No. 12 Tennessee.
  • Struck out 25 batters and allowed just 20 hits.
  • Held opposing batters to a .179 batting average.

2019 as a freshman (At UCF)

  • Earned NFCA Third Team All-Region.
  • Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.
  • Made 26 appearances in the circle, starting 23.
  • Tossed 142.2 innings posting a 1.72 ERA.
  • Was named to the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge All-Tournament Team.
  • Pitched 11 games giving up four or less hits.
  • Had two outings giving up just two hits.
  • Went over 30 innings without giving up an earned run at the beginning of the season.
  • Compiled 115 strikeouts and the team outscored the opponents 96-69 when she was in the circle.

High School

  • Had 1.23 ERA over 496.2 innings pitched. Tallied 811 strikeouts while amassing 37 wins and holding opponents to a .151 batting average.
  • Three-year letter winner at Norwalk High School.
  • Three-time Lady Lances Most Valuable Player (2015-17).
  • Two-time All-District First Team (2015-16).
  • 2017 Lady Lancers Co-Most Valuable Pitcher.
  • 2016 All-CIF First Team.
  • Tossed a perfect game for Norwalk High School.
  • Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2018.
  • High School coaches were Paulette Gaspora and David Gonzalez.
  • Club coaches were Brian Tidd, Fernando Ornelas, and Greg Testa.


  • Born June 21, 2000.
  • Daughter of Heidi and Vicente Vasquez.
  • Has two siblings Jenny and Aaliyah.
  • Her sister Jenny played softball for Miami University (Ohio).
  • Psychology major.