Name: Monica Abbott
Position: Pitcher
Sport: Softball
Discipline(s): Softball
Height: 6'3"
DOB: 7/28/1985
Birthplace: Santa Cruz
Hometown: Salinas, Calif.
High School: North Salinas High School
College: Tennessee - 2007
Olympic Experience
  • 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist
  • 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist
World Championship Experience
  • 2022 World Games Gold Medalist; Posted a 2-0 record with a 1.40 ERA, 2 games saved and 17 strikeouts
  • 2018 WBSC World Championship Gold Medalist; Had a 1.62 ERA while going 5-0 in 26 innings pitched; led the tournament with 5-0 record
  • 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
  • 2019 Pan American Games Gold Medalist; Went 3-0 in the circle with 48 strikeouts and a 0.75 ERA in 28 innings pitched
  • 2018 Japan Cup; Had a 0.00 ERA with 10 strikeouts in seven innings pitched
  • 2018 USA Softball International Cup; Had a 0.35 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 19.2 innings pitched
  • 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


- 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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- Member of the Toyota Red Terries in the Japan Professional Softball League (2009-Present)

- Played professionally in the U.S. for the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch (2016-2018) and Chicago Bandits (2011-2015) 


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 hobby: 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 you like to try? Beach Volleyball


Monica Abbott – The Global Game (A WBSC Podcast): Tokyo 2020 can be an influence for LA28 generation