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: Tennessee - 2007
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
  • Five-time Japan Softball League Champion with Toyota Motor Corporation
Personal: Wears No. 14...Parents are Bruce and Julie Abbott...Founded the Monica Abbott Scholarship, which grants a scholarship to multi-sport female athletes that demonstrate leadership in the classroom and on the field....Favorite hobbies include sleeping, shopping and seeing the world....Personal motto: #Live2BringIt...Best advice she's ever received: Don't ever give up!...What non-softball sport would she like to try: Beach Volleyball...Plays professionally in the United States for Scrap Yard Fast Pitch...Plays in the Japan Professional Softball League for Toyota Motor Corporation
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COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS

- 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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