Olympian Alicia Hollowell
In fourth grade, Alicia Hollowell asked her parents for permission to join a recreational girls softball league. That decision changed her entire life. Today, Alicia is an alternate on the United States Olympic softball team.
Alicia’s career since she began playing in fourth grade has been outstanding. Although her role in this Olympics is small-and even being an alternate is a huge accomplishment when the team has been unbeaten since softball was added to the Olympics-she has been a valuable asset to the teams she has played on in the past. At age twelve, she won every game she pitched in an 18 and under tournament, going up against players older, stronger, and more experienced.
By high school, she was breaking records. She made the most strikeouts in a single game, as well as the school record for strikeouts in a season and career. She was MVP every single year and won multiple State Player of the Year awards.
At Arizona State, she was first team All-American twice and led her team to the National Title in 2006. She took gold at the Pan American games in 2007 and ISF World Championship of 2006, was the World Cup champion in 2006 and 2007, and World Champion in 2006. She graduated with a degree in business and went on to play professional ball in Akron, Ohio, for the Racers, who were the National Pro FastPitch champions of 2005.