Tairia Flowers

Softball

  • 2004
  • 2008

#11
Height: 5'7"
Position: Utility - R/R
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
School: UCLA
Graduation: 2005

A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Two-time World Cup Champion (2006, 2007)
Two-time Pan American Gold medalist (2003, 2007)
Two-time World Champion (2002, 2006)
Olympic Gold medalist (2004) and Olympic Silver medalist (2008)

EXPERIENCE

2013: Head coach of Junior Women's National Team
2012: Served as Assitant Coach to WNT
2011: Served as Assitant Coach to WNT
2008: Silver medalist at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China
2007: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
- Led the National team during three summer events with a .543 (19-for-35) batting average
- Earned Tournament MVP at the Canada Cup hitting .650 (13- for-20) with three homeruns, 10 RBI and five walks.
2006: Gold medalist at ISF World Championship
- Played in five games at Worlds with a .333 (3-for-9) batting average and two runs scored
- Hit .346 (9-for-26) with lone triple for the team and a perfect fielding percentage
2005: Gold medalist at Pan Am qualifier and Silver medalist at Japan Cup
- Hit .316 (6-19) with a team-high seven RBI
2004: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
2003: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
-Hit .538 (7-13) with two homeruns and six RBI
2002: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships
2001: Gold medalist at the U.S. Cup
-Second on the team with .400 batting average

AT UCLA
Led the Bruins to four Women’s College World Series Appearances
National Champion in 2003
- Member of All WCWS tournament team (2003, 2001, 2000)
Two-time First team Pac-10 honoree
Two-time NFCA All-American

Top 10 Finalist for USA Collegiate Softball Player of the Year (2003)


GETTING TO KNOW FLOWERS

I love watching ALL kinds of movies. I like to go to sleep watching Disney movies...they give me good dreams :) My favorite TV shows are Everybody Loves Raymond, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and a new show called The Game. My “top 5” would be Jason, mom, dad, Tash and Selena. My dream job would be a sports broadcaster, but ironically I get nervous talking in front of people...go figure. My perfect day would be to sleep in, play softball and come home and watch movies. If I had a super power it would be instant traveling. I hate to drive and travel and just want to get there as soon as possible. My wedding anniversary is August 23, 2003 so the Olympic Gold Medal game in 2004 was our first anniversary. My husband is Jason Flowers and I have a step daughter Jasmine. I would like to own a dog but am gone too much. My dad did give us a robot dog for Christmas so that will work for now. If I could be any teammate I would be Laura Berg so that I could be the lefty slapper and I could see what it’s like to play pranks all the time and get away with it. I’m an only child of Leroy and Jackie Mims. I am half black and half white. I was born January 9, 1981. I really don’t like talking on the phone.