A Brown University student-athlete is making history.
Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to be named to an NCAA Division 1 varsity baseball roster, according to school officials.
“I’m just really glad that we’re having more and more female baseball players at the collegiate level, and no matter what division, it’s just really good to see this progression,” Pichardo said. “It’s really paving the way for other girls in the next generation to also have these goals that they want to achieve and dream big and know that they can do it.”
The 18-year-old first-year student from Queens, New York will serve as a utility player who can go to the infield and outfield in the spring 2023 season.
(Photo provided by Brown University Baseball)