#51
Height: 5'3"
Position: Infield
B/T: R/R
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
School: Utah
Graduation: 2017



EXPERIENCE
2016 Women's Elite Team Member
- World Cup of Softball participant
  - Hit .500 (6-for-12) with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored

AT UTAH
Three-time First Team All-Pac-12 (2014, 2016,2017)
Two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year (2016, 2017)
2017 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
Three-time All-Pac-12 Defensive Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
Three-time NFCA All-American (2014, 2016, 2017)
2014 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team

GETTING TO KNOW FLIPPEN
Parents:John and Mary Lou Flippen
Dream Job: To be an elementary school teacher
On what it means to represent the United States: There is no greater honor than representing the USA in the sport that I love. It is the best feeling in the world to put on that uniform with USA across my chest, and I am very grateful for the opportunity. I hope that I can make my country proud and inspire young women to chase their dreams of playing softball at the highest level. 
On what she enjoys most about softball: I enjoy the fact that nothing is automatic in softball and anything can happen. In a game, the winner has to show up and out play the other team. The game is always a challenge. There are many different ways the game can go, and different ways the game can be won. Sometimes you have to be creative in order to come up with a way to win the game
On how she started in softball: 
 My mom played softball all her life, and so it was natural for me to follow in her footsteps

FUN FACTS
Favorite activity is: Walking my dogs, hanging out with my family, going to MLB games and softball!
Favorite color: red
Favorite meal: Spaghetti or BBQ ribs
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms
My favorite type of music to listen to: Country because it's relaxing
The one thing I can't live without: My laptop
Best advice I have ever received: Be grateful for the time you get doing what you love, because you never know when it will be your last time
Goals in life: Get my Master's Degree and own a Corgi dog
Three words my friends would use to describe me: reliable, friendly, fun

ONE LAST THING
Last person I had dinner with: my bestfriend Anthony
Last movie watched: 50 First Dates
Last splurge: Cheese pizza
Last joke I laughed at: "What time is your dentist appointment? At tooth-hurty" - Jim Quist, Athletic trainer for Utah Softball
Last time I was embarrassed: I tripped over my shoelace sliding into second base on TV
Last thing I misplaced: My phone
Last guilty pleasure: Chocolate Chip and Cookie Dough Ice Cream