Rylee Cloud - Softball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#9 Rylee Cloud

UTL | So. | 5-2 | R/R | Mittie, La. | Fairview HS

2023 | Freshman
Appeared in 22 games with two starts at second base … Slashed .154/.308/.154 … Tallied two hits, an RBI and seven runs scored … Notched two extra-base hits – doubles … Posted a .900 fielding percentage with five assists and four putouts … Made first collegiate appearance as a pinch runner against Weber State (Feb. 10) … Scored a run after entering as a pinch runner vs. Southern Utah (Feb. 11) … Recorded first career hit, an RBI double, vs. Drake (Feb. 25) … Made first collegiate start at Alabama (March 19) … Doubled and scored a run against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (March 4) … Saw action in the Fayetteville Regional as a pinch runner vs. Harvard (May 19), scoring a run.

High School: Checked in at No. 24 on the 2022 Extra Elite 100 student-athlete list … In her junior season, hit .611 with 11 home runs and earned all-state and district MVP recognition at Fairview High School … Extra Inning Softball tabbed her the National High School Player of the Week in March as she hit .895 (17-for-19) in six games with eight home runs, two doubles, a triple, 16 RBIs and 13 stolen bases … Missed two high school seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an injury but hit .635 as an eighth grader playing varsity and swiped 43 bags … In 2018, she was part of a state semifinalist club and won district MVP honors … Played her travel ball for the Birmingham Thunderbolts.

Personal: Daughter of Devin and Kamie Cloud … Chose Arkansas because the coaches truly care about the players … Majoring in Sports Management … Chose #9 because “Cloud9” … Outside hobbies include fishing. She received two new fishing poles from her older brother and cousin as a graduation gift and brought both with her to college … Her dad taught her at a young age that sometimes you have to do things for yourself, so he would teach her how to change tires and fix other car mechanics … Played basketball in high school and won three State Championships her sophomore through senior years … Described herself as a “cowgirl” growing up and wanted to be a barrel racer when she was younger until she discovered softball.