Jennie Finch-Daigle

USA Softball

USA Softball: Jennie Finch
  • 2004
  • 2008

HEIGHT 6'1"

COLLEGE University of Arizona

RETIRED Summer of 2010

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OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2004 Olympic Games - Gold medal
  • 2008 Olympic Games - Silver medal
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two-time Pan American Gold medalist (2003 & 2007)
  • Three-time World Cup champion (2006, '07, '09)
  • Three-time World Champion (2002 & 2006 & 2010)
  • NPF Co-Pitcher of the Year (2005)


PERSONAL 

Finch started playing softball at age 5, and pitching at age 8.  She played college softball for University of Arizona, where she was a three-time All-American pitcher, first baseman and "Honda Award" winner for Player of the Year.  Her jersey number, 27, was retired by the University of Arizona when she graduated.  Jennie began playing for the USA Women's National Team in 2001.  She was named to the 2004 Olympic team and went 15-0 in the month leading up to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.  Finch had a 2–0 win–loss record in the 2004 Games, striking out 13 batters in eight innings while giving up only one hit, one walk and no runs.  Jennie's pitching helped lead the Americans to the gold medal.  In 2005, Jennie married Houston Astros' pitcher Casey Daigle.  The couple had their son, Ace, in May of 2006, just six weeks before Jennie would compete internationally.  Jennie played in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and helped lead the team to the gold medal game, where they lost to Japan and won silver at the sport's last Olympic Games.  She was last a member of the 2010 Women's National Team and helped lead Team USA to win its seventh consecutive World Championship title.  She retired during the summer of 2010 and now she and Casey are the proud parents of three children, Ace, Diesel and Paisley and reside in Louisiana.

DID YOU KNOW...?

  • Appeared on first season of Pros vs Joes
  • Appeared on episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County
  • Contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008
  • In 2004, Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
  • Has appeared on the Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman
  • Feature articles in Vanity Fair, Glamour and Sports Illustrated
  • Attended 2008 White House dinner for USOC athletes and sat next to Former President George W. Bush
 
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