Rachel Garcia at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women‘s Softball Championship

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Rachel Garcia

This right-handed pitcher has been named the Women’s College World Series Most Outstanding Player.

Rachel Garcia is a collegiate All-American softball player at UCLA. She led her team to the 2019 Women’s College World Series championship, where Garcia was named the Women’s College World Series Most Outstanding Player. The right-handed pitcher will be on the roster for Team USA softball at the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics.

“It‘s truly a blessing and a lifelong dream of mine to play for Team USA. It’s the largest stage in softball and It means everything to be wearing USA across my chest. This is one of the hugest opportunities I have had and I am so proud to be a part of something so big and so meaningful to the sport that I love,” Garcia commented.
WBSC Women's Softball World Championship - Day 2©GettyImages
Rachel Garcia #21 of United States pitches against Mexico during the Preliminary Round match at Akitsu Stadium on day two of the WBSC Women‘s Softball World Championship on August 3, 2018 in Chiba, Japan.

She was recently named by both the fans and expert votes to the Greatest College Softball Team at the utility position, one of three and the only active player to achieve the recognition.

Major awards include, the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s best softball player in 2018 and 2019, and the Honda Cup as the nation’s top female athlete in 2019. Garcia was recently named by both the fans and expert votes to the Greatest College Softball Team at the utility position, one of three and the only active player to achieve the recognition. She will return to UCLA for her final collegiate year before joining Team USA, prior to the rescheduled Olympics in July, 2021.

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