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Lisa Fernandez

Oct 7, 2020

Lisa Maria Fernandez is a Puerto Rican-American, former collegiate four-time First Team All-American, 3-time medal-winning Olympian, right-handed hitting softball pitcher and third baseman, current softball assistant coach at UCLA, originally from Long Beach, California. She starred on both sides of the plate for the UCLA Bruins softball team from 1990-93 and won two National Championships. 

She continues to hold the UCLA records for career shutouts, WHIP, and winning percentage. Fernandez established Olympic records in softball with 25 strikeouts in a game and the best batting average for a single tournament as a member of the United States Women's team; additionally, she is noted for having pitched in three consecutive gold medal games, getting a save in 1996, an extra-inning shutout in 2000 before concluding the run by cinching the 2004 medal in a 5-1 victory. Fernandez was named the No. 1 Greatest College Softball Player and is a USA Softball Hall of Fame honoree.