Born in Jacksonville, FL, Michelle Moultrie was a walk-on player at the University of Florida and went on to earn two Second Team and a First Team All-SEC honors. She was the 2012 SEC Player of the Year and a Third Team and First Team All-American in her final two years. That is quite impressive, especially for a walk-on.
At Florida in 249 games, she hit .385 with 22 home runs, 116 rbi's, 204 runs scored and 83 stolen bases. She also had a .569 slugging percentage. She went from being a walk-on to being a legit star player. Moultrie is no longer under the radar though.
In 20011, Moultrie joined Team USA and earlier this year was named to the 2020 Summer Olympics roster. On the international stage, at the WBSC Women's World Championship, she was a gold Medalist twice and a Silver Medalist twice. She also was a four-time World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist and won a silver and a gold medal at the Pan American Games.
In July 2020, Moultrie will take the big stage in Tokyo as Team USA goes for the Gold. It's rare that I watch the Olympics intently and even more rare that I am looking forward to the Olympics, but because I know many players from Team USA softball, I'm already anticipating it and will definitely be watching.
You can follow Team USA on the road to the 2020 Olympics at TeamUSA.org. Also, follow Michelle at @Moultrie16 on twitter.
Michelle Moultrie and me in Rosemont, IL-June 2019.