Jennie Lynn Finch is an American softball pitcher who has represented the U.S. in the Olympics. Finch is the one who led Team USA to a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal in the following 2008 Summer Olympics.
Early Life & Career
Finch began playing softball at the tender age of five. Her father was her mentor throughout this phase growing up and she would eventually become an important asset for La Mirada High School and later on in college for the University of Arizona. Her career officially began on February 5, 1999, in a match against UIC Flames.
Throughout her four years at college, Finch set record after record and led her team to many victories over time. But her best record might be setting a new NCAA record by winning her 51st consecutive game and later would post her 100th career victory that same year. For her contributions to University of Arizona, they honored her by retiring her jersey number 27, which she says possess a lot of significance to her.
Her beauty, athletic figure, and personality has attracted the attention of some of the most popular magazines in the world for modeling swimwear. Some of these were very lucrative contracts from magazines like Playboy and Maxim. However, Finch even turned down such great opportunities because she wanted to be a role model for other young women. As appearing in such magazines might not align the kind of role model she wants to perceive to her fans, Finch has rejected a lot of money for a higher and more significant purpose.
She has been honored by Time as the most famous softball player in the history of the game. Among her many accolades, some of the most important to her might be for the Wildcats in the Pac-12 and the NCAA Division I, where she was named as n#2 College Softball Player. Apart from her skills as a softball player, Finch has also been recognized for her beauty. In 2003, she was named by People magazine as one of it’s “50 Most Beautiful People”. Ironically, she was the only female athlete in the list.
Throughout her career, Finch has been close with the television business. One of her earliest appearances out of her profession was in a show called Pros vs Joes on Spike TV in 2006. She went on to appear in an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. However, one of her most known appearances was in The Celebrity Apprentice. She had represented the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation as her charity for the show.
In 2011, she also started a new journey as a color commentator at ESPN for National Pro Fast pitch. She had retired the previous year in August in order to spend more time with her family. In 2016, she also became the first woman to manage a professional baseball team after becoming the guest manager of the Atlantic League’s Bridgeport Bluefish for one day. Most recently, she announced that she would compete in the 26th season of Dancing with the Stars along with professional dancer Keo Motsepe.
Jennie Finch Net Worth in Detail
Finch is one of top among the athletes when softball is mentioned. Even today, it is a growing sport and the achievements she has been able to do as a female is truly remarkable. Most of her earnings have come through her endorsements and cash prizes that she has won for her performances.
Nowadays, she also runs her own softball camp for kids for the summer which has become very popular in the U.S. In addition to a new source of income through training camps, she also has an online store for her loyal fans that include different merchandises.
|Jennie Finch Net Worth 2014||Not Known|
|Jennie Finch Net Worth 2015||$300,000|
|Jennie Finch Net Worth 2016||$700,000|
|Jennie Finch Net Worth 2017||$1 million|
|Jennie Finch Net Worth 2018||$1.5 million|
Full Name: Jennie Lynn Finch
Nick Name: Jennie Finch
Date of Birth: September 3, 1980
Age: 37 years
Born Place: La Mirada, California, United States
Husband: Casey Daigle
Children: 3; Diesel Dean Daigle, Paisley Faye Daigle, Ace Shane Daigle
Education: La Mirada High School, University of Arizona
Height: 6 feet or 1.83 m
Net Worth: $1.5 million