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A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It's unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.

A miracle is really the only way to describe motherhood and giving birth. It's unbelievable how God has made us women and babies to endure and be able to do so much. A miracle, indeed. Such an incredible blessing.

Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.

Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.

Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! ---->>>

And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself.

And my dad drilled it in my head, you know, 'If you want it bad enough, and you're willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself.

Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball. It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.

Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball. It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come.

Softball has given me so much in life. It's taught me the kind of person I want to be, and given me a sweet sisterhood. It even led me to my husband. ---->>>

When I was 12, I had a coach tell me I would never be a championship pitcher. That devastated me. I was crushed. ---->>>

Whatever I am doing at that moment, I want to make the most of it. ---->>>

Growing up, I watched softball and U.S.A .softball, and that was my goal of being able to represent my country and wear the red, white, and blue out there, and I think it is one of the highest honors to be able to go out there and compete for your country, and it was something so very special, and it was everything I dreamt of and more. ---->>>

There's nothing better than working up a good sweat. ---->>>

I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling. ---->>>

Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me.

Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me.

You don't take a class; you're thrown into motherhood and learn from experience. ---->>>

I loved being on the field playing and teaching softball. I didn't like the fact that a camp had my name on it and I didn't know the logistics of what was going on. I wanted to make sure I was involved in a camp that did things right. ---->>>

There is nothing better than to make it to the College World Series. All of the extra reps in the weight room, all of the early morning practices, and all the hard work spent the entire year makes it worth it.

There is nothing better than to make it to the College World Series. All of the extra reps in the weight room, all of the early morning practices, and all the hard work spent the entire year makes it worth it.

Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport.

Although it is disappointing that softball was not reinstated into the Olympics, we are going to continue to keep growing the sport.

When you train six to seven hours a day to be the best in your sport, you don't want that to be overlooked. I don't train for my looks. ---->>>

Growing up, I looked up to major league baseball players, and now these young women have amazing, incredible women all across the board, from swimming to gymnastics to softball to basketball. ---->>>

I've faced more than 35 major leaguers, and only two have ever made contact against me. ---->>>

It's all about balance and, I think, being in the moment. ---->>>

I really like Dontrelle Willis' pitch; he's animated on the mound and is fun to watch - he gets into the game emotionally. ---->>>

It is one thing to play for your university. It is another to play for your country. ---->>>

Right now in my career, it's like I'm having more fun than I've ever had, so it's kind of like, 'Man, I can't stop now.' ---->>>

When I was a kid, I dreamed of using a bat with my own name on it. ---->>>

My husband, after two weeks of dating, asked me, if our relationship were to work out, would I be OK with our first boy being named Ace.

My husband, after two weeks of dating, asked me, if our relationship were to work out, would I be OK with our first boy being named Ace.

Running a marathon is something I've always wanted to do. ---->>>

I still think there are some pitches in this pitching arm, so I will continue playing with USA Softball, but knowing that this could be the last time a softball player stands on the Olympic podium and has the opportunity of experiencing this - it was emotional. ---->>>

Dad was the pitching coach, while Mom was the emotional supporter. Her unconditional love was great, and she wanted what was best for me. It was more about what she did than what she said, and she made sure I was the best I could be. ---->>>

I was honored to wear 'Arizona' across my chest. I am extremely blessed to have my education completely paid for and take part in the great tradition of Wildcat softball. To have my jersey number retired was the ultimate compliment. ---->>>

I just feel like it gets harder and harder every year with Ace getting older and time away from my husband and even family events such as birthdays and friends' weddings and things that I've always just missed out on because of softball. ---->>>

I try to squeeze in a workout whenever I can, even if it's doing squats with my 7-month-old in the kitchen or jumping on the trampoline with my 5-year-old. ---->>>

You're not going to get off the couch and be at some amazing fast pace or burn crazy amounts of calories, but you have to start somewhere... Eventually, you'll get there. ---->>>

I can't tell you how much I respect all the single parents out there doing it all solo. ---->>>

It is incredible how far women have come and women in sports have come. ---->>>

I hate losing. ---->>>

College softball each year reaches new levels of interest. ---->>>

I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I've always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. I like to eat, to say the least. ---->>>

I'm a role model for lots of young girls. ---->>>

College was the greatest four years of my life. ---->>>

I'd love to have four or five kids. ---->>>

I'm playing first base and pitching and hitting. I feel like I'm almost better than I've ever been. It's like, 'You're going to walk away like this?' ---->>>

I'm pretty adaptable and can adjust to any environment. ---->>>

If I'm with my sons, I want to give them 100 percent. Whatever I am doing at that moment, I want to make the most of it. ---->>>

It's so empowering to see yourself as a machine. ---->>>

This whole career has been way more than I ever even imagined or dreamed. ---->>>

Throwing a ball is not natural, whether it's overhand or underhand. ---->>>

I blame and credit my brothers for my competitive fire within me. Growing up, I lost at everything! My brothers are quite a bit older - 10 years and 5 years - so it was a challenge, but I have some of the most amazing memories with my big brothers. ---->>>

When I lose, I take it very personally. ---->>>

I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son, and since running isn't a big part of softball, the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me. ---->>>

From what I hear, it's a normal thing to feel guilty as a mother, especially when trying to fill the needs of a newborn along with maintaining what you had with your first child. ---->>>

Being fit and being in the best shape that I can be helps me be the best mom as well. ---->>>

I love being outside with my boys, playing tag or trying to keep up with them. ---->>>

I love the Olympics. ---->>>

I realize the differences between my children and use what works for each of them individually. ---->>>

I try to not be too hard on myself regarding my diet. I've always been a workout-to-eat kind of a girl. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-03, 1980
Birthplace: La Mirada, California, United States
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Occupation: Athlete
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Jennie Lynn Finch (born September 3, 1980) is an American former collegiate All-American right-handed softball pitcher and first baseman originally from La Mirada, California. She pitched for the Arizona Wildcats, the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. Finch won the 2001 Women's College World Series and helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics (wikipedia)