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Monica Abbott

Category: Olympians, Other sports, Women in Sports
Fee Range: $10,000 – $20,000

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Biography:

Professional Softball pitcher Monica Abbott has one of the strongest and most accurate arms in the game today. Using her speed while throwing her fastball, Monica has sent many batters walking back to the dugout in utter despair. Her softball skills along with her work in supporting women’s equality have shown many girls they have the ability to follow in her footsteps and become great in a sport with increasing attention world-wide.

Sports Speaker Monica Abbott has been considered a great pitcher since high school; however her skills were first noticed on a national level when she began to pitch for the University of Tennessee in 2004. During her first season she struck out 500 batters and at the end of her career would become the only woman in history to accomplish this feat four consecutive times. Before her career only Cat Osterman and Courtney Blades had reached 500 at least once. Her senior season in college Monica earned the College National Player of the year award. After college she was selected to be on the U.S Olympic Softball Team and helped the United States win a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics. In 2009 she signed a deal to play professional softball in Japan and still plays professionally today. She is the only player with more than one 50 win seasons and is first in NCAA Division 1 strikeouts and Wins. Monica’s success on the diamond has led to her fighting for the success of women everywhere on and off of it.

Monica was named Women’s Sports Foundations Sports Woman of the Year in 2007. Her Monica Abbott Scholarship Fund was put in place in 2012 in order to support young women you would not necessarily have the chance to attend college otherwise. She runs pitching clinics, two-day clinics which including hitting, and also attend corporate events as a keynote speaker. She is endorsed by 3N2, a sporting good company, Worth Sports, and Advocare among many other organizations.