Carranco Joins Softball Staff as Volunteer Assistant

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas softball head coach Courtney Deifel has announced the addition of All-American and former Arizona Wildcat standout Reyna Carranco as the program’s volunteer assistant coach.

“We’re so excited about this addition to our staff,” said Deifel. “Reyna will bring a fresh perspective, and I’m looking forward to adding her energy into the mix. Her playing experience speaks for itself having played for the University of Arizona and its championship tradition. Reyna is a proven winner and competitor, and I cannot wait to welcome her insight into our coaching room. She will elevate our program in every possible way.”

In a prolific five-year career at Arizona, Carranco earned NFCA Second Team All-American honors and became the program’s first-ever Pac-12 Batting Champion (.433 regular season average) in 2019.

Carranco guided the Wildcats to two Women’s College World Series during her junior (2019) and senior (2021) seasons and to two Super Regionals during her freshman (2017) and sophomore (2018) campaigns. As a freshman, Carranco helped the Wildcats clinch a Pac-12 title.

“I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program,” said Carranco. “The Arkansas Razorback family is truly one of a kind, embedded with phenomenal student-athletes, coaches, and fans. I’m thankful to Coach Deifel and the entire coaching staff for their trust and this amazing opportunity. I look forward to starting this journey together towards our championship goals.”

Arizona Athletics

A four-time All-Pac-12 second baseman, Carranco finished her career with 225 starts while slashing .353/.418./.456 with 34 doubles, 108 RBI, 10 home runs and a .963 fielding percentage. In Pac-12 play, Carranco hit .355 over a five-year span including a conference-leading .419 as a freshman in 2017 and .448 as a junior in 2019, which ranked second in the league.

After her playing career concluded, Carranco spent last summer and fall connecting and learning from scouts within the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

The Oxnard, Calif., native graduated from Arizona in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Care, Health and Society.

Career Honors


All-Pac-12 (Third Team)

Softball America Preseason Top 100 Players

D1 Softball Preseason All-America (Second Team)


Softball America Postseason Top 100 Players

ESPN Preseason Top 25 Players

Softball America Preseason All-America (First Team)

Softball America Preseason Top 100 Players

D1 Softball Preseason All-America (First Team)


NFCA All-America (Second Team)

Softball All-America (Second Team)

Pac-12 Batting Champion (.433)

All-Pac-12 (First Team)

NFCA All-West Region (First Team)

Pac-12 All-Defensive Team

Pac-12 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)


All-Pac-12 (Third Team)

NFCA All-West Region (Second Team)

Pac-12 All-Academic (Honorable Mention)


All-Pac-12 (Third Team)

Pac-12 All-Freshman

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