No. 5: Finch's perfect season
WCWS Top Diamond Moments: Jennie Finch, 2001
The Women's College World Series has provided many great moments over the years, but which snapshot is your favorite? Our experts selected 10 great moments since 1998, and you told us which one is the best.
During the WCWS, we'll reveal the Top 10 Diamond Moments as voted on by you, the fans. We're down to No. 5:
Iconic players do iconic things. And on her way to a place in the American sporting consciousness unlike any softball player before or since, Jennie Finch made her lone NCAA championship count. Cementing her place as Most Outstanding Player in the 2001 Women's College World Series, Finch threw a shutout in the championship game to give Arizona its sixth national title. But she didn't just throw a shutout; she threw a shutout in a 1-0 win against archrival UCLA. And she didn't just beat the Bruins; the win gave Finch a 32-0 record, and her NCAA single-season record for winning percentage still stands. -- Graham Hays