Jennie Finch

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Contestant - Season 7 on The Celebrity Apprentice

Born:

9/3/1980, La Mirada, California, USA

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  • College Bio Attended the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ • Two-time winner of Honda Award for softball, presented to nation's best player (2001& 2002) • UA's co-winner of the Ruby Award, presented to the outstanding female senior student-athlete • Holds NCAA record for consecutive wins, with 60 2002 • Top 3 finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year • Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year • NFCA First-Team All-American • Helped team reach the NCAA Women's College World Series, where it finished second • Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team • NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team • First-Team All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region • Two-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week 2001 • Helped her team win the NCAA Women's College World Series • Women's College World Series Most Outstanding Player • Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year • Finished the season 32-0, the NCAA record for wins in a season without a defeat • NFCA First-Team All-American • First-Team All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region • NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team • Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week 2000 • NFCA First-Team All-American (29-2 with 0.79 ERA, 16 home runs and .327 average) • First-Team All-Pac-10 • NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (3-0, including no-hitter, with 0.35 ERA) • Helped secure team's appearance at NCAA Women's College World Series 1999 • Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 • Helped team advance to NCAA Women's College World Series • NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (3-0, including no-hitter) Arizona: The dominant pitcher/player in collegiate softball, Finch finished the 2001 season with a 32-0 pitching record to establish the NCAA record... Earned the Honda Softball Award as the national Player of the Year... Received Most Outstanding Player honors after posting a 3-0 record in Women's College World Series... Earned first-team All-America honors... 2001 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year... Along with a number of other Cats, Finch earned Louisville Slugger All-Pacific Region honors and WCWS All-Tournament honors... First-team All-Pac-10 honors... Finch had an ERA of 0.54 and tossed her fifth career no-hitter... Finch has a streak of 40 consecutive victories, No. 2 in the NCAA record book, entering 2002 play... Struck out a career-high 14 twice, against South Carolina and Stanford, plus had back-to-back 13 K games against the Cardinal... Struck out 10 or more in one seven-start stretch... The first baseman or designated player when not pitching, she had a batting average of .309... Hit three grand slams and had 11 home runs... Finch drove in nine runs in one game against Oregon, which tied for the second-best single-game figure in NCAA history and matched former UA slugger Laura Espinoza's record... Finch's 29-2 record in 2000 and her 0.79 ERA earned her first-team All-America honors as an at-large selection... Her power at the plate tied her with a team-high 16 home runs... Hit .327 for the season... As first baseman she recorded a .983 fielding percentage in 287 chances... Finch tossed three no-hitters vs. Tennessee Tech, Drake and Nebraska in the NCAA Regional Final... She also had three one-hitters and four two-hitters... Went 3-0 with an 0.35 ERA in Regionals, earning her the Most Outstanding Player award for the second straight year... Led the team at the plate in Pac-10 play with a hitting average of .370... Finch had a hitting streak of 14 games... Earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors...Finch's 24 pitching victories in 1999 is second only to teammate Becky Lemke's 25 (1998) among Arizona freshman performances... Led the team with 14 doubles and 21 extra-base hits... Led the team most of the year and finished second with seven home runs... Turned in a .990 fielding percentage in 192 chances at the bag... Threw a no-hitter vs. Southwest Texas State in NCAA Regional play, plus had a one-hitter vs. Kansas and a two-hitter vs. Maryland in the same tournament, earning NCAA Region 2 Most Outstanding Player honors... Also hit .353 with four doubles, a home run and six RBI to help the Cats win the Regional... Multiple hits in 12 games... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 1999... ASA background at the top levels – member of National Championship teams at 12 & under (1993), 14 & under (1995) and 18 & under Gold (1997), plus a No. 2 finish in 1998 and a fourth-place in ‘92... Member of the Team USA for inaugural Junior Superball international competition – gold-medal winners over Australia in June 1998moreless

    Birth Name:

    Jennie Lynn Finch

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    La Mirada, California, USA

    Also Known As

    Jennifer Finch, Jenny Finch, Jennie Finch

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  • Quotes (12)

    • Jennie: Practice like it's competition. Compete like it's practice! Practicing at game speed is the key to seeing your game rise to the next level!

    • (On her favorite softball team) Jennie: I have a tie for favorite teams...Arizona of course, GO CATS. However there is no comparison when you have USA across your chest and you are representing your country at the highest level. it is an amazing feeling playing with the best softball players in the world.

    • (On retiring) Jennie: Who knows, Lord willing I would love to for sure compete in 2 Olympics!

    • (On her most effective pitch) Jennie: My rise ball. It helps change the hitter's eye level and helps set up other pitches.

    • (On her favorite saying)) Jennie: It is a verse out of the Bible, Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength." I say it before every pitch!

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    • Jennie's favorite place to shop is any clothing company that makes extra-long jeans.

    • On average, Jennie spends four or five hours on the internet per week.

    • Jennie prefers wheat over white bread.

    • Jennie's dream vacation is to go to Australia.

    • Jennie wears sweat pants 99% of the time.

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