Jennie Finch Research Paper

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One ball, one bat, one glove, and one great team of 9 girls is all you need to play my passion. I play softball, and I admire Jennie Finch because she loves softball just like me. Jennie is a famous pitcher, and I am a pitcher for my team, I would like to be just as fast and accurate as Jennie. Some day, I would like to meet Jennie and learn more about softball from her.

Jennie was born on September 3rd, 1980, in La Mirada, California. She is the youngest of Doug and Bev Finch's three children. Jennie credits her family for most of her success. Jennie's mom was a Dodgers fan, her dad's dedication, and her brothers who loved to play. Jennie grew up a huge Dodgers fan and a strong passion for baseball. For her fifth birthday, her parents signed her up for her first t-ball league. She started pitching at the age of eight. Doug wanted to help Jennie …show more content…

He soon became her personal trainer.

Jennie is a two-time world champion and a two-time Pan American gold medalist in 2003 and 2007. She was soon an Olympic silver and gold medalist. When she was at University of Arizona, she was Arizona's co-winner of the Rugby Award. She also was a two-time Honda Award Winner. Jennie was a three-time World Cup champion and World champion. In 2008, she was NPF champion with Chicago Bandits. In 2009, she was U.S.A Softball Female Athlete of the Year. She was also a Women's Sports Foundation Athlete Advisory Panel Member.

Every since I was a little girl, I have liked playing softball. I started at the age of 9, now I'm 12 and love the sport. I hope to be playing it for a long time. When I'm older, I hope to be like Jennie, and love softball just as much as I do now. Jennie has taught me to follow my dreams, and accomplish what I believe I can do. I found softball and want to play it for as long as I can. "I don’t want to be just a face. I want to go out there and prove something on the field." ~Jennie

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