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Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball  

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List of the best softball Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous softball event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic softball Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest softball Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best softball athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

A list made up of athletes like Jennie Finch and Lauren Lappin.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic softball athletes?" and "Who is the best softball competitor of all time?"
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Jennie Finch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 37 Jennie Lynn Finch, who occasionally uses her husband's surname Daigle, is an American, former collegiate All-American, right-handed hitting softball pitcher and first-baseman originally from La ...more

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Monica Abbott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Monica Abbott age 32 Monica Cecilia Abbott is an American athlete who pitched for the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers softball team from 2004 to 2007. In 2008, Abbott participated in the Beijing Olympics ...more

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Jessica Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 37 Jessica Ofelia Mendoza is an American, former collegiate 4-time First Team All-American softball player and sportscaster of Mexican descent originally from Camarillo, California. She played at ...more

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Cat Osterman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 35 Catherine Leigh "Cat" Osterman, is an American, former collegiate 4-time All-American, left-handed softball pitcher originally from Houston, Texas. She completed her college ...more

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Kelly Kretschman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 39 Kelly Kretschman is an American, former 4-time collegiate All-American, left-handed hitting softball player originally from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. She played for the Alabama Crimson Tide ...more

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Natasha Watley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 36 Natasha Watley is an American, former collegiate 4-time First Team All-American, left-handed hitting softball player for the UCLA Bruins and USA Softball Women’s National Team originally from ...more

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Danielle Lawrie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Danielle Lawrie age 30 Danielle Elaine Lawrie is a Canadian, former collegiate All-American, right-handed hitting softball pitcher originally from Langley, British Columbia. She played for the University of Washington ...more

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Kaleigh Rafter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Kaleigh Rafter age 31

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Stacey Nuveman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 39 Stacey "Nuvey" Nuveman-Deniz is a former collegiate NCAA Division I 4-time First Team All-American, National Champion winning, right-handed hitting softball player originally from La ...more

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Jennifer Yee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Jennifer Yee age 30

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Crystl Bustos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 40 Crystl "The Big Bruiser" Bustos is an American softball player at the designated hitter or third base position although on the roster she is a designated player. She is a two-time ...more

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Andrea Duran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Andrea Duran age 31 Andrea Duran is an American softball player from Selma, California. She won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She played college softball at the University of California, Los Angeles ...more

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Victoria Galindo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 32 Victoria Galindo is an American athlete on the USA Softball Women's National Team where she plays third base and second base. She also plays for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch ...more

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Laura Berg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 43 Laura Kay Berg is an American head college softball coach of the Oregon State Beavers and former collegiate 4-time All-American softball player at the position of center fielder from Santa Fe ...more

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Caitlin Lowe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 33 Caitlin Lowe is an American, former collegiate 4-time First Team All-American, left-handed hitting softball player originally from Tustin, California. She played for the University of Arizona ...more

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Jennifer Salling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Jennifer Salling age 30

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Tairia Flowers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 37 Tairia "Mims" Flowers is an American softball player. She is best known for competing on the Gold medal winning United States National softball team. She played college softball at ...more

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Lauren Regula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Lauren Regula age 36 Lauren Bay-Regula is a Canadian, former collegiate NCAA Division I All-American, left-handed hitting softball pitcher originally from Trail, British Columbia. She began playing softball at age ...more

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Lovieanne Jung is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 38 Lovieanne Jung is a retired American softball player. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jung moved with her family to California at a young age. Beginning her collegiate career at Fresno State ...more

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Melanie Matthews is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Melanie Matthews age 31

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Alison Bradley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Alison Bradley age 38 Alison Bradley is a Canadian softball left fielder. Bradley began playing softball at the age of seven. She eventually became a student at the University of Western Ontario. She was a part of ...more

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Caitlin Lever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Caitlin Lever age 33 Caitlin Lever is a Canadian softball player. She is an outfielder who bats left and throws right.

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Lauren Lappin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 33 Lauren Lappin is a former American softball player who won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She is openly lesbian. Lappin attended Stanford University from 2002-2006 playing shortstop ...more

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Megan Timpf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Megan Timpf age 34 Megan Timpf was born on January 21, 1984. She currently resides in Hollywood, Florida and has a nephew named Jaxton.

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Dione Meier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Dione Meier age 36

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Sheena Lawrick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Sheena Lawrick age 34 Sheena Lawrick is a Canadian softball infielder. She was a student at the University of Nebraska. She was a part of the Canadian Softball team who finished 5th at the 2004 Summer Olympics and ...more

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Noémie Marin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Noémie Marin age 33 Noémie Marin is a former Olympic softball player and a hockey player with the Montreal Stars in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. In 2012, she works coaching and teaching hockey

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Michele Granger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 48 Michele Granger is an American, former collegiate 4-time First Team All American, left-handed softball pitcher originally from Placentia, California. She played four seasons, over 5 years, for ...more

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Erin Cumpstone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 37 Erin Cumpstone is a Canadian softball catcher. She began playing softball at age seven, and is a student at Simon Fraser University. She was a part of the Canadian Softball team who finished 9th ...more

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Gillian Boxx is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
age 44 Gillian D. Boxx won an Olympic gold medal as a catcher on the United States women's national softball team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Boxx played collegiate softball at the ...more

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Robin Mackin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Robin Mackin age 30

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Erin McLean is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Softball
Erin McLean age 32