Olympians Lovieanne Jung, Natasha Watley inducted into USA Softball Hall of Fame

Olympians Lovieanne Jung, Natasha Watley inducted into USA Softball Hall of Fame
29/10/2021
The two-time Olympic medalists are part of a group of nine new USA Softball Hall of Fame members.

Nine people in the sport of softball were inducted into the USA Softball Hall of Fame this past weekend, during the body's 40th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Two-time Olympic medalists Lovieanne Jung and Natasha Watley highlight the 2020 class, that also includes Phil Gutierrez (Meritorious Service), Terry Muck (Fast Pitch Player), Bill Pfeiffer (Fast Pitch Player), Doug Roberson (Slowpitch Player), Carl Rose (Slowpitch Player), Cecil Whitehead (Slowpitch Player) and Curtis Williams (Slowpitch Player). 

An Olympic gold and silver medalist as well as a two-time Pan American Games gold medalist and World Champion, Jung was one of the top infielders to ever play the game. 

On the other hand, Watley had a nine-year career with the United States Women’s National Team. She won an Olympic Gold and Silver Medal, three World Championship titles and two Pan American Games Gold Medals.

As members of the storied 2004 Olympic Softball Team that dominated at the Athens Olympic Games, Jung, Watley and her teammates were inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. 

To see the full bios of the nine new members of the USA Softball Hall of Fame, visit USA Softball’s website.