Jennie Finch

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
made by Katie c.

Jennie Finch was born on September 03,1980 in La Mirada , California and is still alive today at the age of 32.

Significant Events in History that Affected Jennie's Life


  • 1988-Dodgers won the world series
  • 2004-Olympics (won gold at Athens)
  • 2008- Olympics (won gold at Beijing)

Jennie's Childhood

    In Jennie's childhood she started to have a love for softball at the age of 7-8. That year the Dodgers won the world series for baseball.Her family went to that game and that's where she said to her dad that she wanted to play softball. She has been playing ever since.

People Who Influenced Jennie's Life

  •  Doug Finch (Jennie's Dad)-was her Pitching coach
  • Bev Finch (Jennie's Mom)-supported her
  • Casey (Jennie's Husband)-supported her

Unique Facts

  1. Jennie's fastest pitch was a 71mph fastball
  2. Doug Finch was her pitching coach
  3. she is 6'1
  4.   Jennie got married in 2005
  5. Her home town is La Mirada, California


  • NCAA pitcher of the year in 2011
  • Graduated from University of Arizona
  • Won a gold medal in 2004 Olympics
  • Won a gold medal in 2008 Olympics
  • As a junior, Jennie's team was named First team for the NCAA in 2011

The theme of Jennie's life was...

A lot of people gave up on Jennie and they never believed in her but Jennie never gave up, kept trying, and believed in herself.

Jennie's words of advice and what he has taught me...

"My experience with my first coach taught me a very valuable lesson: Don't let others determine who you are going to be (12)."

"If your struggling and your teammate is doing well, don't sulk. Instead, draft off her positive energy. Congratulate your teammates (114)."

"Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the back (177)."

When I read this book I learned so much. She is so positive and that's great. I think being positive is an excellent Quality to have. I Jennie taught me how to stay positive, never give up, keep trying, and believe in yourself.  

Works Cited

"FSN Sport Science - Episode 7 - Myths - Jennie Finch." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

"Jennie Finch Batting against Monica Abbott." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

"Jennie Finch Interview." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

"Jennie Finch Pitching for the Chicago Bandits!" YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

"Peterson Can't Handle Jennie Finch ALL STAR GAME." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

"VIDEO LINKS." Bill Mansur Softball Fastpitch Instruction. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

Comment Stream

2 years ago


2 years ago

awe this is so cute katie

2 years ago

Excellent job! I especially liked what you learned from her life! 😍