Lisa Fernandez

Softball

  • 2004
  • 2000
  • 1996
#16
Height: 5'6"
Position: Pitcher - R/R
Hometown: Long Beach, California
School: UCLA
Graduation: 1995



A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Three-time Olympic Gold medalist (1996, 2000, 2004)
Three-time Pan American Gold medalist (1991, 1999, 2003)
Four-time World Champion (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002)

EXPERIENCE

2004: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Athens, Greece 
- Set Olympic record of highest batting average, .545
- Pitched in gold medal game
2003: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
2002: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships 
2001: Finalist for the Women's Sports Foundation's Flo Hyman Memorial Award
2000: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia
- Established Olympic record with 25 strikeouts in a game against Australia
- set ERA record at 0.47
- Finalist for Women's Sports Foundation's ‘Sportswoman of the Year' & AAU Sullivan Award
1999: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
- 3-0 record and 0.00 ERA
1998: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships
- 5-1 record and 0.00 ERA
1996: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia
- 1-1 record and 0.33 ERA
1994: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships & Pan American Qualifier
- Recorded a 4-0 record including a perfect game and no hitter
1991: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
1990: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships
- 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA

AT UCLA

Three-time Honda Award winner for softball
Led UCLA to two NCAA WCWS Titles (1990, 1992)
1993 Honda-Broderick Cup winner
Four-time First-team NFCA All-American
Three-time Pac-10 Player of the Year
NCAA Top VI Award, presented to the top six senior student athletes in all divisions

GETTING TO KNOW FERNANDEZ

I love the smell of vanilla candles. I was born February 22, 1971. My favorite teams all hail from Los Angeles; L.A. Dodgers and the L.A. Angels. My favorite vacation spot is Vegas and I like to play table games. My favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, Sports Center and sports on T.V. My husband is Michael Lujan. My hobbies have changed over the years and now revolve around my son Antonio. I like to show him new things. It’s amazing to see life through his eyes. I also like to watch movies and play golf. I don’t like sarcasm. My favorite household chore is washing dishes. I would like Jennifer Lopez to play me in a movie. If I had a superpower if would be to mind read. I don’t really have a favorite book, but my favorite author is Mary Higgins Clark. My favorite food is chicken nachos. I can be superstitious in the way that if I find something that works I stick with it. I like to have things in order. If something isn’t aligned right, I want it fixed. Some may call it OCD, but as I see it there is no room to cut corners. My favorite thing about my son Antonio is his laugh and his smile. He makes a great napping buddy.

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