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Courtney Gano

Fastpitch Softball

 
COLLEGE: WASHINGTON        NPF/PRO TEAM: CHICAGO BANDITS        POSITION: C, INF
EARLIEST MEMORY OF THE GAME:
Playing T-ball in West Covina for the Dodgers
FAVORITE PLAYER GROWING UP:
I really liked Big Papi and Jeter, but now that I’m older I wouldn’t say I have a favorite. I appreciate different players for different reasons.
COMMITTING TO PLAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON:
Life-changing. I was a sophomore in high school and I had never been so sure of anything. One of the best decisions I’ve made.
BEING A COLLEGE ATHLETE:
People don’t realize what comes with being a college athlete because they only see the surface. Juggling class, homework, tutoring, practice, conditioning, injuries, treatment, traveling & sleeping is not easy. You sacrifice a lot to compete.
OTHER DESIRED POSITION:
I would love to be a pitcher in a big-time ball game!
BIGGEST CAREER MOMENT:
My dad getting to see me play for the USA team was very special
MOTIVATION:
Knowing that the Lord has given me this gift to honor Him and having a positive impact in young lives motivates me.
SOFTBALL GAINING OLYMPIC SPORT STATUS AGAIN:
I think it is a no brainer to have softball and baseball in the Olympics. I am fortunate enough to be wearing this jersey at a great time, so it’s definitely a special feeling.
SOFTBALL REINSTATED MEANING:
The game has been growing rapidly, and now that softball is reinstated- many countries are working hard to compete in the Olympics and it will only grow our game even more.