Jennie Finch is one of the world's top female athletes and is a member of the U.S. Women's National Softball Team. She is the two-time winner of the Honda Award as nation's best softball player and led her 2004 Olympic team to a gold medal with a 2-0 record for the Athen's tournament.
The 2004 Olympics in Athens were really just another notch in the career successes of Jennie Finch. As the USA's number two starter, Finch made her Olympic debut on a team that allowed just one run en route to the gold medal. In eight innings pitched, Finch surrendered just one hit, struck out 13, and finished with a 0.00 ERA. Finch made her rise to the national scene as the standout pitcher with the University of Arizona, where in 2002 her 32-0 record as a junior led the Wildcats to the national championship. Success, though, didn’t begin in college. As a high school standout in California, Finch pitched six perfect games and 13 no hitters, while posting a 0.15 ERA.
A recent ESPN color commentator at the 2003 Women’s College World Series, co-host of "This Week in Baseball" and named People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, Finch has exploded into one of the most popular and recognized athletes in women’s sports. The 2002 Arizona graduate and NCAA record holder for consecutive wins at 60, the 6’1” pitcher says “the love of winning, hatred of losing and her competitiveness” inspires her to play.