Natasha Watley Event:
- April 28-30, 2018 | Arvada, Colorado
Natasha Watley Bio:
PERSONAL: Natasha Watley was born on November 27, 1981 to parents, Edwin and Carolyn Watley. Tasha is originally from Irvine, CA. and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005.
Natasha Watley Accolades:
PROFESSIONAL: 8 seasons in the NPF. Debuted with the New York Juggernauts in 2005 before moving to the Philadelphia Force in 2006. Watley left the NPF for the next three seasons only to return in 2010 to the USSSA Pride. 2011 & 2012 All-NPF Team at Shortstop. 2010 All-NPF Team at-large bid at Shortstop. 2011 Louisville Slugger Offensive Player of the Year, Led the league in batting average with .481 in the regular season. 2011 Ringor Diamond Spikes Award with 16 stolen bases. 2012 Jennie Finch Award Winner
*The Jennie Finch Award. The Jennie Finch Award is awarded to the player who shows excellence in sportsmanship, leadership and humility both on and off the field.
NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Won an Olympic Gold Medal (2004), Won an Olympic Silver Medal (2008), Won 3 World Cup Championships (2006, 2007, and 2010), Won 3 World Championships (2002, 2006, 2010), Won 2 Pan American Gold Medals (2003 and 2007).
- Played Softball at UCLA from 2000 to 2003
- 4-time First-Team All-American
- Women’s College World Series Champion (2003)
- 2003 Honda-Broderick Cup for the Top Collegiate Female Athlete
- 2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year
- Finished top 3 in UCLA history for career hits (395)
- Finished top 5 in UCLA history for career runs (252)
- Finished top 10 in UCLA history for career batting average (.450)
- Finished top 10 in UCLA history for career stolen bases (158).
- Holds the single season record for hits (112) at UCLA, ranking 4th in Pac-10 history as well as 7th in the All-Time NCAA record books at graduation