Aubree Munro (Brea, Calif.) played for the USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) for many years and won a silver medal in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo before announcing her retirement.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way,” Munro added. “This was a game I played solely for my own enjoyment. However, you guys made it a blast.
A. Munro Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
I became into a player who thrived off the excitement, enthusiasm, and vibes of a packed house. I tried my hardest to be a responsible leader and I will keep trying to set a good example. The opportunity to uplift and motivate you all is greatly appreciated. The stakes have never been low for me.”
Since joining the WNT in 2016, Munro has helped the U.S. win two gold medals at the Pan American Games (in 2017 and 2019), two gold medals at the World Championships (in 2016 and 2018), and two silver medals at the World Cup (in 2016 and 2017) before winning a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In her six years with the U.S. national team, Munro allowed just 20 stolen bases while she caught a total of 661.7 innings. The former Florida Gator was also instrumental offensively for the United States, hitting.251 with three home runs, eight RBI, and seven runs scored to help the Red, White, and Blue win the 2018 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Championship.
That trip was “really the journey of a lifetime with not a single regret and just laden with joy,” as Munro put it. “Praise God that he has allowed me to pursue several of my passions. The race is not over yet, and I have no intention of giving in.”
In addition to her influence as a player, Munro also serves as the chair of the USA Softball Athlete Advisory Committee and as an athlete representative on the USA Softball Board of Directors, where she brings her extensive knowledge of softball at the youth, collegiate, professional, and international levels.
As a true representative of softball, Munro is enthusiastic about contributing to USA Softball’s ongoing efforts to improve the sport at all levels.
As USA Softball’s Chief of Sport Development/Performance Officer, Chris Sebren expressed his gratitude for Aubree’s participation and dedication to the sport of softball while competing on the Women’s National Team.