2021: Pac-12 Honor Roll selection, second-team All-Pac-12 and first-team NFCA All-Pacific Region who had a breakout season at the plate and in the field… led the Pac-12 in hits (75) and stolen bases (31), ranking nationally 5th and tied for 11th, respectively, in those two categories… also led the Utes in batting average (.391), runs (46), triples (5) and multi-hit games (23)… five triples ranked 15th in the NCAA… her 31 stolen bases (in 34 att.) were the most by a Utah player since 2001… stole 12 consecutive bases before being thrown out on her second attempt in the first game of a March 24 doubleheader vs. Utah Valley, and stole nine in a row before being thrown out at Arizona on April 24… began the season as the starting left-fielder, but moved to shortstop in midseason because of injuries that disrupted the lineup, and was spectacular in the field wherever she played… had a career-high four hits on May 14 vs. Oregon State.
2020: Pac-12 All-Academic selection… all 18 games in left field… batted .397, second-best on the team, with 57 at bats, 23 hits (second on team), and a team-high 19 runs scored… led the team in stolen bases (12-12)… .466 slugging percentage.… leadoff hitter in 15 games, and batted ninth in the other three… had a team-high eight multi-hit games… named to the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge all-tournament team after hitting .467 and leading the team with four runs scored… fielding percentage of .95 and 18 putouts.
2019: Easton/NFCA Division 1 Scholar Athlete … redshirted due to injury.
Prior to Utah: Denning, an All-City and All-Region selection at Arcadia High School, had a career .588 batting average with 174 hits and 154 runs scored. She ranked as the No. 52 player in the nation by FloSoftball.com
She helped her club team, Firecrackers AZ, to a Triple Crown Sports Fireworks Super 32 U16 championship and a runner-up spot at the U18 Super 48.
Personal: Haley is the daughter of Gene and Chris Denning, and has one sibling, Connor. She is majoring in health promotion and education, specializing in the emergency medical service program with a goal of becoming a firefighter and being involved in wilderness rescue. Denning was also an all-division soccer player, registering 20 goals in a season.
She was also a GOAL tutor and a member of the Key Club and the Academic Honor Roll. Denning parlayed her passion for crafts into becoming President of the “Gosh Yarn It” Club, which taught knitting and bracelet-making to students, with all goods donated to children’s hospitals.