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Monica Abbott: Million Dollar Arm Trailer
Monica Abbott: Million Dollar Arm Trailer
Published: 2016/09/15
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Monica Abbott Slow Motion
Monica Abbott Slow Motion
Published: 2014/07/22
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Olympian Monica Abbott Tries to Strike out Mark DeRosa
Olympian Monica Abbott Tries to Strike out Mark DeRosa
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: MLB Network
Jennie Finch batting against Monica Abbott
Jennie Finch batting against Monica Abbott
Published: 2009/08/22
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Monica Abbott Breaks Pineapple Off Batter
Monica Abbott Breaks Pineapple Off Batter's Head!!!!!
Published: 2009/02/03
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Monica Abbott
Monica Abbott's Home Run Deal
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Rated Red
Monica Abbott pitching
Monica Abbott pitching
Published: 2009/08/17
Channel: crazyproductionsx101
Monica Abbott Pitching at the 2012 Championship Series!
Monica Abbott Pitching at the 2012 Championship Series!
Published: 2013/04/24
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Softball with Monica Abbott
Softball with Monica Abbott
Published: 2013/12/03
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Courtney Senas at-bat vs. Monica Abbott
Courtney Senas at-bat vs. Monica Abbott
Published: 2015/07/08
Channel: ElmerFudd16
Six Questions with Monica Abbott
Six Questions with Monica Abbott
Published: 2011/10/06
Channel: All TeamExpress
Akadema Elite: Monica Abbott Clinic
Akadema Elite: Monica Abbott Clinic
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: Akadema Elite Softball
Abbott contract impacts future of professional female athletes!
Abbott contract impacts future of professional female athletes!
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: NATIONALPROFASTPITCH
Jessica Mendoza and Monica Abbott Mic
Jessica Mendoza and Monica Abbott Mic'd up on ESPN2
Published: 2011/06/14
Channel: NATIONALPROFASTPITCH
2011/08/05 Big Z faces Monica Abbott
2011/08/05 Big Z faces Monica Abbott
Published: 2011/08/05
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Madison Shipman (USSSA Pride) Doubles Off Monica Abbott (Chicago Bandits)
Madison Shipman (USSSA Pride) Doubles Off Monica Abbott (Chicago Bandits)
Published: 2014/06/27
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Softball Star Signs 1st Million Dollar Deal
Softball Star Signs 1st Million Dollar Deal
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: United News International
Monica Abbott finishes a perfect game-200th video!
Monica Abbott finishes a perfect game-200th video!
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: ElmerFudd16
Monica Abbott: Million Dollar Arm Ep. 1
Monica Abbott: Million Dollar Arm Ep. 1
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: FloSoftball
Monica Abbott Pitching Motion With Bungee Cord
Monica Abbott Pitching Motion With Bungee Cord
Published: 2012/03/17
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Monica Abbott モニカ アボット
Monica Abbott モニカ アボット
Published: 2010/09/05
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Million-dollar arm aims to be better
Million-dollar arm aims to be better
Published: 2017/03/16
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Monica Abbott
Monica Abbott
Published: 2008/03/15
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Monica Abbott The #ballet part of #pitching
Monica Abbott The #ballet part of #pitching
Published: 2017/03/13
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Monica Abbott: Using Your Legs for Power
Monica Abbott: Using Your Legs for Power
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: TeamSnap
"The K Factor" with Olympic Softball Pitcher Monica Abbott
"The K Factor" with Olympic Softball Pitcher Monica Abbott
Published: 2008/06/06
Channel: Lisa Koza
Monica Abbott warms up pitching
Monica Abbott warms up pitching
Published: 2009/08/17
Channel: crazyproductionsx101
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monica abbott
Published: 2008/05/22
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Olympian Monica Abbott
Olympian Monica Abbott
Published: 2010/12/07
Channel: Santa Cruz Sentinel
Monica Abbott Jersey Retirement Speech (3/23/13)
Monica Abbott Jersey Retirement Speech (3/23/13)
Published: 2013/03/25
Channel: utsportstv
Monica Abbott pitching
Monica Abbott pitching
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: Hailey Pangburn
Monica Abbott: Believe in Your Best
Monica Abbott: Believe in Your Best
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: ringorsoftball
Jennie Finch talks about Monica Abbott
Jennie Finch talks about Monica Abbott
Published: 2008/08/11
Channel: Knoxville News Sentinel
Monica Abbott talks about the upcoming 2012 Championship Series
Monica Abbott talks about the upcoming 2012 Championship Series
Published: 2012/08/23
Channel: NATIONALPROFASTPITCH
Jennie Finch and Monica Abbott Warming up
Jennie Finch and Monica Abbott Warming up
Published: 2009/08/22
Channel: Alyssa Leeper
Monica Abbott: Routine on the Mound
Monica Abbott: Routine on the Mound
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: TeamSnap
Monica Abbott Interviewed By Gary Leland l Fastpitch TV
Monica Abbott Interviewed By Gary Leland l Fastpitch TV
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: Gary Leland - Fastpitch Softball TV Show
SoftballSavings.com - Monica Abbott Worth Running Chute Softball Training
SoftballSavings.com - Monica Abbott Worth Running Chute Softball Training
Published: 2011/04/07
Channel: BaseballSavings
Monica Abbott trains with Worth
Monica Abbott trains with Worth's 5-tool training reaction ball
Published: 2010/07/20
Channel: WorthFastpitch
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monica abbott kicking ass
Published: 2007/08/05
Channel: hurricanex42
Monica Abbott Signs With Scrap Yard Dawgs
Monica Abbott Signs With Scrap Yard Dawgs
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: Scrap Yard Dawgs
FPN Monica Abbott
FPN Monica Abbott
Published: 2011/01/29
Channel: FastpitchNation
UT Softball: Monica Abbott Returns to Rocky Top
UT Softball: Monica Abbott Returns to Rocky Top
Published: 2013/03/23
Channel: utsportstv
Taylor Edwards on Monica Abbott
Taylor Edwards on Monica Abbott's perfect game
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: ElmerFudd16
Olympian Monica Abbott Visits Salinas Elementary School
Olympian Monica Abbott Visits Salinas Elementary School
Published: 2011/08/24
Channel: KSBW Action News 8
Monica Abbott Joins the Jaeger Sports Team - Promo 1
Monica Abbott Joins the Jaeger Sports Team - Promo 1
Published: 2013/03/26
Channel: Monica Abbott
Monica Abbott Can Pitch
Monica Abbott Can Pitch
Published: 2008/08/02
Channel: jklrew852147936
~Monica Abbott Pitching!!~
~Monica Abbott Pitching!!~
Published: 2009/08/17
Channel: OzoneGoldSoftball
2011 Monica Abbott Tourn. - Salinas
2011 Monica Abbott Tourn. - Salinas
Published: 2011/12/05
Channel: kelelap63
Monica Abbott - College Sport Lecture Series
Monica Abbott - College Sport Lecture Series
Published: 2014/03/03
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Monica Abbott
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Scrap Yard Dawgs – No. 14
Pitcher
Born: (1985-07-28) July 28, 1985 (age 31)
Salinas, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
NPF debut
June 11, 2010, for the Tennessee Diamonds
NPF statistics
Win–loss record 166-29
Earned run average 1.02
Strikeouts 1,249
Saves 11
Teams
Medal record
Women's softball
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
ISF Women's World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2006 Beijing Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Caracas Team
World Cup of Softball
Silver medal – second place 2005 Oklahoma City Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Oklahoma City Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Oklahoma City Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Oklahoma City Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Oklahoma City Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Canada Cup
Silver medal – second place 2005 South Surrey Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 South Surrey Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 South Surrey Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 South Surrey Team
National Pro Fastpitch
1st 2007 season Washington Glory
1st 2011 season Chicago Bandits
1st 2015 season Chicago Bandits

Monica Cecilia Abbott (born July 28, 1985) 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 with Team USA. On May 4, 2010, she and catcher Shannon Doepking were traded by the Florida Pride to the Tennessee Diamonds in exchange for pitcher Cat Osterman and catcher Megan Willis.

During her senior season in college, she set the record for the most strikeouts in a Division I softball season and became the NCAA Division I Softball all-time leader in career wins, strikeouts, shutouts, innings pitched, games started and games pitched. She was the recipient of the 2007 Honda Sports Award for the Top Collegiate Softball Player in the country and was named the 2007 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. She was also named the 2007 Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year.[1]

Early life[edit]

Abbott was born in Santa Cruz, California and attended North Salinas High School from 1999 to 2003; her parents are Bruce and Julie Abbott, and her siblings are Jessica (born 1984), Jared (born 1988) and twins Bina and Gina (born 1991).

College career[edit]

Abbott pitched for the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers softball team from 2004 to 2007.

On April 21, in Abbott's 33rd game started of the season, she struck out her 500th batter of the season, thus becoming the first pitcher in NCAA Division I history to record 500 strikeouts in all four years of her collegiate career. Before Abbott started her collegiate career, only two pitchers had ever reached the 500-strikeout mark in any season (Courtney Blades and Cat Osterman). During Abbott's career from 2004 to 2007, Alicia Hollowell, Brooke Mitchell, Taryne Mowatt, Angela Tincher (twice) and Cat Osterman (twice more) would end up surpassing the 500-strikeout mark as well.

Abbott finished her college career with significant season awards as the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and the winner of the Honda Award for Top Collegiate Softball Player.[1]

On October 16, 2007, Abbott won the Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year award for Team Sports athletes.[1][2]

2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China[edit]

Abbott was selected for the final 15-person Olympic squad as one of three pitchers. On August 11, 2008, Abbott made her Olympic debut for Team USA, pitching the final inning (in relief of starter Jennie Finch) of a 5-inning no-hit victory by Team USA over Venezuela. On August 18, 2008, Abbott pitched 5 perfect innings, striking out 8, as Team USA defeated the Netherland 8–0 to extend its Olympic winning streak to 20 games. In its first six matches of the Beijing games, the USA pitching staff (Finch, Osterman, Abbott) had allowed a total of one hit. Team USA finished with a silver medal, losing to Japan in the championship game, which was started by Osterman and finished by Abbott.

Post-college career[edit]

On February 2, 2009, Abbott announced her signing with Toyota Motor Corporation on a six-month contract to play professional softball in Japan.

On July 23, 2015, Abbott pitched her second perfect game as a member of the Chicago Bandits, beating the Dallas Charge, 10–0.[3]

On August 3, 2015, Abbott pitched a no-hitter against the Pennsylvania Rebellion, winning 3–0. The pursuit of a perfect game ended in the seventh inning, on a Chicago error and later a walk.[4]

In May 2016, the Scrap Yard Dawgs, a National Pro Fastpitch team, signed Abbott to a six-year contract, believed to be worth $1 million; the contract is believed to be the most lucrative ever paid by an individual American professional franchise to an active female athlete in any team sport.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

United States National Team[edit]

YEAR W L GP GS CG Sh SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
2004 5 1 8 5 3 2 1 32.0 19 4 2 3 46 0.43 0.68
2005 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 7.0 6 4 4 2 8 4.00 1.14
2008 6 0 12 5 1 0 0 37.0 10 3 3 6 71 0.56 0.43
TOTALS 13 1 22 12 4 2 1 76.0 35 11 9 10 125 0.83 0.59

University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers[edit]

YEAR W L GP GS CG Sh SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
2004 45 10 59 47 44 24 4 352.0 165 72 52 57 582 1.03 0.63
2005 50 9 69 56 47 34 3 392.0 162 37 29 45 603 0.52 0.53
2006 44 10 62 51 42 25 4 345.2 186 64 47 48 531 0.95 0.68
2007 50 5 63 52 45 29 5 358.1 136 36 35 63 724 0.68 0.55
TOTALS 189 34 253 206 178 112 16 1448.0 649 209 163 213 2440 0.79 0.59

National Pro Fastpitch[edit]

YEAR NPF Team[6] W L GP GS CG Sh SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA WHIP
2007 Washington Glory 2 0 3 2 2 23.2 19 10 5 2 37 1.51 0.90
2009 USSSA Pride 2 3 6 5 0 45.1 30 15 10 9 69 1.55 0.86
2010 Tennessee Diamonds 7 11 19 17 17 3 0 127.1 89 30 19 13 161 1.04 0.80
2011 Chicago Bandits 15 4 22 14 12 5 1 125.0 58 25 20 17 170 1.12 0.60
2012 Chicago Bandits 16 3 26 17 15 7 4 140.0 72 25 21 37 209 1.05 0.78
2013 Chicago Bandits 18 5 25 18 17 9 1 142.2 99 25 21 25 207 1.03 0.87
2014 Chicago Bandits 10 7 20 3 105.2 62 24 16 30 144 1.06 0.87
2015 Chicago Bandits 16 1 20 15 15 13 2 112.1 39 6 5 26 175 0.31 0.58
2016 Scrap Yard Dawgs 19 3 26 20 13 7 3 142.2 81 23 20 33 185 0.98 0.80
TOTALS 105 37 +158 +110 +96 +44 16 964.2 549 183 137 192 1357 0.99 0.77

Single-game accomplishments[edit]

  • 2nd highest 7-inning strikeout total of alltime (20), set on March 26 of her freshman year vs Liberty University
  • 6 games of at least 17 strikeouts in a 7-inning game, a mark only accomplished 20 times in NCAA Division I history (including Abbott's performances)

Season accomplishments[edit]

  • 2007 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
  • Only Player with more than one 50-win season in a career (2)
  • Only Player with four seasons of 40+ wins in a career
  • Only Player with four 500-strikeout seasons (and two 600-strikeout seasons) in a collegiate career
  • Most strikeouts in a season (2007) – 724
  • Most games pitched in a season (2005) – 69
  • Most wins and most strikeouts in a season by a freshman (2004) – 45 wins and 582 strikeouts

Career accomplishments[edit]

  • 2,440 career NCAA Division I strikeouts (1st alltime)
  • 189 career NCAA Division I wins (1st alltime)
  • 112 career shutouts (1st alltime)
  • 253 career games pitched (1st alltime)
  • 206 career games started (1st alltime)
  • 1448 career innings pitched (1st alltime)
  • 178 career complete games (2nd alltime)
  • 11.80 career strikeouts per 7 innings (3rd alltime)
  • .848 career win percentage (10th alltime)
  • 16 career saves (tied-8th alltime)
  • 23 career NCAA Division I no-hitters
  • 6 career NCAA Division I perfect games

Awards[edit]

High school[edit]

  • 2000 North Salinas High School MVP
  • 2000 North Salinas High School Freshman of the Year
  • 2000 All League Pitcher of the Year
  • 2000 All County Pitcher of the Year
  • 2000 All Central Coast Section Co-Pitcher of the Year
  • 2001 North Salinas High School MVP
  • 2001 North Salinas High School Sophomore of the Year
  • 2001 All League Player of the Year
  • 2001 All County Player of the Year
  • 2001 All Central Coast Section Player of the Year
  • 2002 North Salinas High School Junior of the Year
  • 2002 Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area Player of the Year
  • 2002 San Jose Mercury Player of the Year
  • 2002 All League MVP
  • 2002 All County MVP
  • 2002 All Central Coast Section MVP
  • 2003 North Salinas High School MVP
  • 2003 North Salinas High School Player of the Year
  • 2003 Canada Cup 18-Under MVP
  • 2003 Large School State Player of the Year
  • 2003 All League MVP
  • 2003 All League Pitcher of the Year
  • 2003 All Central Coast Section MVP
  • 2003 All Central Coast Section Pitcher of the Year
  • 2003 All County MVP
  • 2003 Cal-Hi Softball Athlete of the Year

Collegiate[edit]

  • 2004 Louisville Slugger/NFCA First Team All-American
  • 2004 SEC Freshman of the Year
  • 2004 SEC Pitcher of the Year
  • 2004 All-SEC First Team
  • 2005 Louisville Slugger/NFCA First Team All-American
  • 2005 SEC Co-Pitcher of the Year
  • 2005 All-SEC First Team
  • 2005 WCWS All-Tournament Team
  • 2006 Louisville Slugger/NFCA First Team All-American
  • 2006 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2006 WCWS All-Tournament Team
  • 2007 Louisville Slugger/NFCA First Team All-American
  • 2007 SEC Pitcher of the Year
  • 2007 All-SEC First Team
  • 2007 WCWS All-Tournament Team
  • 2007 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
  • 2007 Honda Award – Top Collegiate Softball Player
  • 2007 Women's Sports Foundation Sportsman of the Year
  • 2007 Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Murphy, Melissa (2007-10-15). "Golfer Lorena Ochoa, softball star Monica Abbott win Sportswomen of the Year awards from WSF". USATODAY.com. Gannett Co. Inc. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sportswoman of the Year Award". Women's Sports Foundation. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  3. ^ NPF (July 24, 2015). "Bandits Rout Charge Behind Abbott’s Perfect Game". SportsPageMagazine.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bandits Get Another No-Hitter From Monica Abbott". Journal & Topics Newspapers Online. August 4, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ Hays, Graham (May 5, 2016). "Monica Abbott Wants Change After Signing $1 Million Contract with NPF Expansion Team". ESPNW.com. Retrieved May 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Historical Rosters". profastpitch.com. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 

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