Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame
John Curtis Christian/UL Lafayette
Courtesy of ULL Athletics.
Brignac was one of the top high school and college softball players in the country from 2004-12. During her high school career, she posted an eye-popping 122-4 record, striking out 1,454 of 2,037 batters faced as she keyed four straight state championships for the Patriots. The two-time Gatorade Louisiana Softball Player of the Year and two-time National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA) All-American was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2007. She recorded perfect 0.00 ERAs for both her junior (2006) and senior (2007) seasons. As a senior, she was 25-0 with 421 strikeouts and just 14 hits in 159.2 innings as she tossed 21 no-hitters and seven perfect games while hitting .500 with six home runs. In addition to her high school success in 2006-07, she led the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team to the 2006 Pan Am Championship and the 2007 World Championships gold medal. As a collegian with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Brignac was a three-time Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year (2008, 2011, 2012) and a two-time Louisiana Pitcher of the Year (2008, 2011) as she won 94 games (third all-time at ULL) with 35 shutouts (fourth) and 862 strikeouts (third) and seven no-hitters (third). In 2008, she was selected as the winner of the Corbett Award as the top female amateur athlete in the state of Louisiana. She reached those accomplishments despite battling injuries during her college career.