Name: Bubba Nickles
Position: Utility
Sport: Softball
Discipline(s): Softball
Height: 5'8"
DOB: 3/8/1998
Hometown: Merced, Calif.
High School: Merced High School
College: UCLA - 2020
Team/Club: All American Sports Academy
Olympic Experience
  • 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist
World Championship Experience
  • 2022 World Games Gold Medalist; Hit .200 (1-for-5) with 2 runs scored
  • 2017 WBSC Junior Women's World Championship Gold Medalist; Hit .690 (20-29) with 10 runs scored, 30 RBI, six home runs and eight doubles; Set event records in hits, batting average, RBI and home runs
  • 2015 WBSC Junior Women's World Championship Gold Medalist; Hit .400 (10-25) with one home run, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 USA Softball International Cup; Hit .353 (6-for-17) with three RBI and three runs scored
  • 2018 Japan All-Star Series; Hit .167 (1-for-6)
  • World Cup of Softball XII participant; Hit .550 (11-for-20) with 10 RBI, four runs scored and two home runs
  • World Cup of Softball XI participant; Hit .500 (3-for-6) with one home run, three RBI and four runs scored
  • World Cup of Softball X participant; Hit .333 (5-for-15) with four RBI and four runs scored


2021: Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American

2019: NFCA Second Team All-American...All-Pac 12 First Team...led the Bruins with 18 home runs, 72 runs batted in and a .714 slugging percentage

2018: All-Pac 12 Second Team...NCAA WCWS All-Tournament Team... NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team.

2017: All-Pac-12 Second Team...All-Pac-12 Freshman Team.

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Personal Motto: Never stress, just do your best, and trust God with the rest

Three words her friends would use to describe her: dorky, excited and passionate

If she wasn't playing softball she would be: I would probably be hosting my own television show about interior decorating because I love everything about interior design on HGTV

What it means to play for USA Softball: "It means that I get to play for the best country in the entire world and live out my childhood dream of playing for the same three letters that so many of the greatest softball players in history played for as well."