PROFESSIONAL: Bianka enters her first season with the USSSA Pride. Bell was drafted 36th overall by the PA Rebellion in the 2016 NPF Draft but finished out the 2016 summer with Team USA.
NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Joined the USA Junior Women’s National Team (2015). World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist (2015), Japan Cup Gold Medalist (2015). World Cup of Softball Silver Medalist (2016), WBSC Women’s World Championship Gold Medalist (2016), Japan Cup Silver Medalist (2016).
COLLEGE: Started 253 games for the Tigers and became the fastest player to reach 100 career RBI in program history and finished as one of the best hitters in LSU history. Senior (2016): Preseason All-SEC, First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Tournament Team, NFCA All-South Region First Team, NFCA All-America Third Team, LSWA All-Louisiana First Team. Junior (2015): First Team All-SEC, NFCA All-South Region First Team, NFCA All-America First Team, LSWA Louisiana Hitter of the Year, LSWA All-Louisiana First Team, USA Softball Senior Women’s National Team Selection. Sophomore (2014): Purple and Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team, NFCA All-South Region First Team, LSWA All-Louisiana First Team. Freshman (2013): NFCA All-South Region Second Team, SEC Co-Freshman of the Year, All-SEC Second Team, All-SEC Freshman Team, 2013 Louisiana Freshman of the Year, All-Louisiana First Team.
PERSONAL: Born Bianka Bell on October 27, 1993 to Joe and Anne Bell. Bianka has three siblings: Brittany, Briana and Joel. Joined the LSU coaching staff as a student coach following her four year stint as a tiger. Majored in sociology with a concentration in criminology.