She's gorgeous and likes sports -- for most men, Jennie's already too good to be true. But we like her drive, modesty and sense of fair play -- and
yes, we also like the fact that she's gorgeous and likes sports.
Considered by many as the best softball pitcher in the world, Jennie has won championship after championship, set records, and is poised to bring
women's softball into the national spotlight. She appears on This Week in Baseball, where she consistently proves that she is a match for any Major
League Baseball player.
Jennie Finch was born on September 3, 1980, in La Mirada, California. The daughter of Doug and Bev Finch, she has two brothers, Shane and Landon, who
are both married.
Jennie played a variety of sports from a young age, but her focus was on softball. By age 12, she was already playing competitively at the national
level. In 1992, her team, the California Cruisers, finished fourth in the American Softball Association 12-and-under National Championship; in 1993,
the Cruisers won the ASA Championship. Jennie and her teammates repeated their victory in 1995, in the under-14 category.
Attending La Mirada High School in the mid-'90s, Jennie took her athletic achievement to new heights. She excelled not only in softball -- where she
played pitcher, first baseman and shortstop -- but volleyball and basketball too, earning multiple school letters in all three sports. In 1997, she
was captain of her volleyball team, and in 1998, her senior year, she was team captain in volleyball, basketball and softball.
Jennie's softball team won their league championship every year she played with them, and she was named MVP in 1997 and 1998. Thanks to these
achievements, Jennie was named her school's Female Athlete of the Year and Athletics Director's Female Athlete of the Year for 1998. Her high school
career record was 50 wins, 12 losses, with six perfect games, 13 no-hitters, a 0.15 ERA and 784 strikeouts.