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Monica Abbott

Softball

USA Softball: Monica Abbott
  • 2008

#14
Height: 6'3"
Position: Pitcher - L/L
Hometown: Salinas, Calif.
School: University of Tennessee
Graduation: 2008


A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Olympic Silver medalist (2008)
Pan American Gold medalist (2007)
Four-time World Cup Champion (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)
Two-time World Champion (2006, 2010)
Winner of Women's Sports Foundation's "Team Sport Athlete of the Year" award (2007)  

EXPERIENCE

2010: ISF World Championships Gold Medalist
2010: World Cup of Softball Champion
2009: World Cup of Softball Champion
2008: Silver medalist at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China
2007: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
- Posted a 2-0 record, led team with 10.0 innings pitched with a team-high 20 strikeouts
2006: Gold medalist at ISF World Championship and World Cup Champion
- Posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA
- Struck out 10 batters in 6.0 innings pitched while allowing one hit
2005: Made first appearance with the U.S. National Team at the World Cup of Softball
2004: Gold medalist at 1st World University Softball Championships, Member of USA Schutt Elite Team at Canada Cup and Champions Cup
2003: Silver medalist at the ISF Junior Women's World Championships in Nanjing, China
- Canada Cup 18-Under MVP- All-Star Pitcher
2002: Gold medalist at Junior Pan Am Championships
- MVP of Championships

AT TENNEESEE

Set career and single season NCAA records her senior season with 189 victories, 2,440 strikeouts, 112 shutouts, 253 appearances and 1,448.0 innings pitched
Finished career at Tennessee with 23 no-hitters and six perfect games
Recipient of the 2007 Honda Award as the nation's top collegiate softball athlete
Named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year (2007)
Four-time First-Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American selection
Tennessee's first softball All-American in school history
Named to All-Women's College World Series team three times
Three-time SEC Pitcher on the year; 2005 SEC Co-Pitcher of the Year
2007 ESPY Finalist for Best Female Collegiate Athlete
Four-time First Team All SEC


GET TO KNOW ABBOTT
Graduate of North Salinas High School in Salinas, Calif. 
Plays professionally in Japan
Member of the National Pro Fast pitch

I love a new pair of socks. I think I’m more funny than I actually am. I like head bands and I’m addicted to long necklaces. My favorite food is ice cream, but I’m not really sure that counts, so than I would have to say BBQ chicken. I don’t really watch TV, unless it’s Reba or Still Standing. I love popcorn and dark chocolate. I can be rather goofy and I tend to laugh at my own jokes. I have twin sisters Gina and Bina, a brother Jared and an older sister Jessica. Our house is loud and my family is big. My parents are Bruce and Julie Abbott. I’m super tall but recently found out I like wearing heels. I like M&M’s and soft blankets. Thunderstorms can be scary. I love chewing gum and blowing bubbles- especially before a game. I like all types of music except heavy metal. I always try to start my day off with a piece of scripture. My favorite verse is Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of Christ as dearly loved children and live a life of love as Christ loves us.” My birth date is July 28, 1985. My dislikes include tomatoes, onions, scary movies, pet hair, long pants that are not really all that long and waking up before 7 a.m. Other than that, I just try to take it one day at a time and love each moment of it. Hopefully one day I’ll start my own business.


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