Name: Monica Abbott
Sport: Softball
Discipline(s): Softball
Position: Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
DOB: 7/28/1985
Birthplace: Santa Cruz
Hometown: Salinas
High School: North Salinas High School
College: University of Tennessee
Olympic Experience
  • 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist; Posted a 0.29 ERA and a 3-0 record in 24 innings pitched while striking out 32 batters
World Championship Experience
  • 2010 WBSC World Championship Gold Medalist; Had a 0.58 ERA with a 2-0 record in 12 innings pitched while striking out 16
  • 2006 WBSC World Championship Gold Medalist; Posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA in six innings pitched with 10 strikeouts
  • 2003 WBSC Junior Women's World Championship Silver Medalist; Had a 0.28 ERA with a 2-2 record in 32 innings pitched with 58 strikeouts
Other Career Highlights
  • 2007 Pan American Games Gold Medalist; Posted a 2-0 record, led team with 10.0 innings pitched with a team-high 20 strikeouts
  • 2002 Pan American Championship (18-Under) Gold Medalist; Named MVP of the Pan American Championship
Personal: 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....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.”


- 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

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