THIS IS EPISODE 100 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
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Jennie Finch is a two-time U.S. Olympic softball player. She won a gold medal in 2004 and a silver in 2008. The seven-time USA Softball world champion went to the University of Arizona, where she was a picture of pure dominance. She went 32-0 her junior year with an ERA of 0.54, 279 strikeouts and a national championship. For her four-year college career, she went 119-16, with an ERA of 1.08 and 1,028 strikeouts. She was named by the NCAA as the No. 2 greatest college softball player.
In 2017, Finch was named the youth softball ambassador by Major League Baseball and despite retiring in 2011, she continues to teach young girls about the game. She holds Jennie Finch Softball Camps across the U.S. and has a softball academy at Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J., and she also hosts the Jennie Finch World Series in Louisiana.
She is married to former professional baseball player Casey Daigle, and the couple has three children – Ace, Diesel and Paisley. Finch will also participate in Season 26 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” returning April 30 at 8 p.m. ET.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Jennie about her amazing softball career, where the foundation of her faith in Christ came from, being a mentor to young girls, and dealing with any backlash that comes with living out your faith in the world.
This is one of my favorite verses. I hold it close to my heart and say it often. Much of my strength lies in knowing the Lord is protecting me and my loved ones. Trusting in the Lord is how I've been able to get through many tough times. Hoping this verse speaks to you in some way as it does me every day.
You can follow Jennie on Instagram @Jfinch27 and stay in touch with her at JennieFinch.com
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