Aubree Munro

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HOMETOWN: Brea, CA    
BIRTHDAY: October 4, 1993    
COLLEGE: University of Florida   
EQUIPMENT: Wilson Custom 2020 A2000 FPCM, Evoshield PRO-SRZ Batter’s Elbow and Leg Guards, Louisville Slugger Custom LXT Bat [-9], Louisville Slugger Prime Batting Glove, and Evoshield XGT Batting Glove

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Aubree Munro

What are you most excited for on the Team USA Tour?

I’m really excited about going to University of Florida since it’s where I went. They just renovated the stadium in the last two years so I get to play on the new field. I’m very excited about that.

What's the best play you've ever made?

Anything where I had to dive and catch the ball, which for me as the catcher is usually like a popped up bunt or a little pop up, where I only have so much time to get over there and dive. Anything like that is always way cool. And honestly sometimes it is about when I make tags at the plate, any play at home is like super important because I don’t let anybody score. But because it's so important I don’t have to worry about anything, I'm just catching and tagging because I trust my Wilson glove that much.

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Advice for players who want to be like you?

The intangibles of being a teammate and caring about your teammates takes you so far. It creates deeper experiences in future relationships. The older you get, the more you realize that as much as you love the game, those relationships and memories are so important. Make sure people know that you care about them and pay attention to what they’re doing outside the game. Make sure people understand you care about who they are whether they go 0-for-4 or 4-for-4. That’s really powerful.

What's your go-to walk-up song?

Everybody Dance Now by C&C Music Factory.

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Best game-winning moment?

We were in Japan playing their national team in the championship game and we’d gone into extra innings. I came up. In international tiebreakers, we start with a runner on second. We were down by two, which is usually the kiss of death. I drove in the tying run and Kelsey Stewart ended up driving in the winning run.

It was an incredible environment to play in and that’s part of the reason the Olympics are going to be so great. People in Japan love baseball and softball. They create such a cool environment. To come out on top in that game and be right in the middle of the dogpile was so much fun.

Aubree Munro

Pre-game rituals?

Since my sophomore year of college, I’ve had the same ponytail style - half because I like the way it works, half because it’s very functional. As a catcher, I am constantly in a helmet. So I needed something that would stay. I do my hair and makeup the same and usually listen to Christian music.

When you’re not playing or training?

My husband is a charter boat captain so we spend a lot of time on the boat. We live in Naples, Florida, so we go out in the Gulf a lot. We fish and we hunt. And I love movies, too.

Aubree Munro

What is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?

When I was 12, I was at my peak of wanting to be an Olympian. I was everything red, white and blue. A coach actually told me I wouldn’t play Division I softball - that I looked too frail. That moment was totally heartbreaking.

Another coach came over to my house and wrote down this quote: “Doctors and scientists said that running a four-minute mile was an impossible feat. That one would die in the attempt. So after crossing the finish line, I figure I must be dead.” I cut out the quote and had it up in my bedroom from the time I was 12 to when I graduated high school. Then I took it with me to college and I still have it today. Just because an expert says you can’t doesn’t mean it’s true.

Aubree Munro

What are you most excited for on the Team USA Tour?

I’m really excited about going to University of Florida since it’s where I went. They just renovated the stadium in the last two years so I get to play on the new field. I’m very excited about that.

What's the best play you've ever made?

Anything where I had to dive and catch the ball, which for me as the catcher is usually like a popped up bunt or a little pop up, where I only have so much time to get over there and dive. Anything like that is always way cool. And honestly sometimes it is about when I make tags at the plate, any play at home is like super important because I don’t let anybody score. But because it's so important I don’t have to worry about anything, I'm just catching and tagging because I trust my Wilson glove that much.

Aubree Munro & Aso

Advice for players who want to be like you?

The intangibles of being a teammate and caring about your teammates takes you so far. It creates deeper experiences in future relationships. The older you get, the more you realize that as much as you love the game, those relationships and memories are so important. Make sure people know that you care about them and pay attention to what they’re doing outside the game. Make sure people understand you care about who they are whether they go 0-for-4 or 4-for-4. That’s really powerful.

What's your go-to walk-up song?

Everybody Dance Now by C&C Music Factory.

Aubree Munro

Best game-winning moment?

We were in Japan playing their national team in the championship game and we’d gone into extra innings. I came up. In international tiebreakers, we start with a runner on second. We were down by two, which is usually the kiss of death. I drove in the tying run and Kelsey Stewart ended up driving in the winning run.

It was an incredible environment to play in and that’s part of the reason the Olympics are going to be so great. People in Japan love baseball and softball. They create such a cool environment. To come out on top in that game and be right in the middle of the dogpile was so much fun.

Aubree Munro

Pre-game rituals?

Since my sophomore year of college, I’ve had the same ponytail style - half because I like the way it works, half because it’s very functional. As a catcher, I am constantly in a helmet. So I needed something that would stay. I do my hair and makeup the same and usually listen to Christian music.

When you’re not playing or training?

My husband is a charter boat captain so we spend a lot of time on the boat. We live in Naples, Florida, so we go out in the Gulf a lot. We fish and we hunt. And I love movies, too.

Aubree Munro

What is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?

When I was 12, I was at my peak of wanting to be an Olympian. I was everything red, white and blue. A coach actually told me I wouldn’t play Division I softball - that I looked too frail. That moment was totally heartbreaking.

Another coach came over to my house and wrote down this quote: “Doctors and scientists said that running a four-minute mile was an impossible feat. That one would die in the attempt. So after crossing the finish line, I figure I must be dead.” I cut out the quote and had it up in my bedroom from the time I was 12 to when I graduated high school. Then I took it with me to college and I still have it today. Just because an expert says you can’t doesn’t mean it’s true.

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