Name: Lisa Fernandez
Sport: Softball
DOB: 2/22/1971
Birthplace: Long Beach, Calif.
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Saint Joseph High School (Long Beach, Calif.)
College: UCLA
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004); three-time Olympic medalist (3 golds)
  • Atlanta 1996, gold
  • Sydney 2000, gold
  • Athens 2004, gold
Personal: Daughter of Emilia and Antonio Fernandez...Played both softball and basketball while attending UCLA...Was the first softball player to win the Honda-Broderick Cup in 1993, given to the most outstanding collegiate female athlete in all sports...Established an Olympic single-game strikeout record with 25 in a round-robin game at the Olympic Games Sydney 2000...Posted a .545 batting average, an Olympic record, during the Olympic Games Athens 2004...Coaches softball at her alma mater, UCLA...Has two sons, Antonio and Cruz.