MUNRO Aubree

4 Oct 1993
27
Female
1.78/5'10''
BREA, CA
 
United States of America
NAPLES, FL
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
BSB Baseball/Softball Softball 2 Silver Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium
ITA
Italy
0
USA
United States
2
Finished
Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium
USA
United States
1
CAN
Canada
0
Finished
Yokohama Baseball Stadium
USA
United States
2
MEX
Mexico
0
Finished
Yokohama Baseball Stadium
AUS
Australia
1
USA
United States
2
Finished
Yokohama Baseball Stadium
JPN
Japan
1
USA
United States
2
Finished
Yokohama Baseball Stadium
JPN
Japan
2
USA
United States
0
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Softball World Championship
RankEventYearLocation
1Softball2018Chiba, JPN
1Softball2016Surrey, BC, CAN

Pan American Games
RankEventYearLocation
1Softball2019Lima, PER

USA Softball International Cup
RankEventYearLocation
1Softball2019Columbus, GA, USA

World Cup
RankEventYearLocation
2Softball2017Oklahoma City, OK, USA
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Aubree Munro Watson
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Spending time on her and her husband's boat, fishing, hunting, watching movies, going to the beach. (wilson.com, 01 Sep 2018; usssapride.com, 01 Jan 2017)
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Athlete, Coach, Motivational Speaker
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Media Studies - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
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Husband Gordon Watson
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English
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Ken Eriksen [national], USA
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Catcher (auprosports.com, 26 Aug 2020)
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Bats right, throws right, Catches left (auprosports.com, 26 Aug 2020)
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She began playing at age four in Brea, CA, United States of America. "My mum thought I needed something to get my energy out and my older sister was playing." (wilson.com, 01 Sep 2018)
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"My grandpa, mum, and aunts all played softball. I started catching when I was six years old and never looked back. I was in fourth grade when the Olympic Games were in Athens [2004], and that year all my projects centred around the [US team] or wanting to play for Team USA." (teamusa.org, 06 Oct 2019; wilson.com, 01 Sep 2018)
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To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ebellamagdigital.com, 01 May 2020)
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Hitting the tying run in the final of the 2018 World Championship in Chiba, Japan, which the US team went on to win. "In the gold medal game against Japan we were in the 10th inning, down by two runs and I came up to bat with the tying run on third with two outs, and hit a game-tying ground rule double." (wilson.com, 01 Sep 2018)
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Puerto Rican baseball player Bengie Molina. (wilson.com, 01 Sep 2018)
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She always wears her hair in a ponytail for games. (wilson.com, 01 Sep 2018)
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"When I was 12, I was at my peak of wanting to be an Olympian, [but] a coach actually told me I wouldn't play Division I softball, that I looked too frail. That moment was totally heartbreaking. Another coach came over to my house and wrote down this quote, 'Doctors and scientists said that running a four-minute mile was an impossible feat. That one would die in the attempt. So after crossing the finish line, I figure I must be dead'. I cut out the quote and had it up in my bedroom from the time I was 12 to when I graduated high school. Then I took it with me to college and I still have it today. Just because an expert says you can't, doesn't mean it's true." (wilson.com, 01 Sep 2018)
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In 2020 she was named as the catcher on ESPN's Greatest College Softball Team. The team was voted by fans and softball experts. (espn.com, 09 Jun 2020)

While playing for the University of Florida in 2016 she was named to the First Team All-Southeast Region and the SEC All-Defensive Team. In both 2014 and 2015 she was named to the Women's College World Series [WCWS] All-Tournament team. In the 2015 season she did not make a single error in 354 chances behind the plate, and committed one error in 874 chances in her two final seasons [2015 and 2016] at the college. (floridagators.com, 10 Jan 2020)

General Interest

General
INSPIRING HER SISTERS
She said the return of softball to the Olympic programme in 2020 had particular significance for her younger sisters. "I grew up with the Olympic dream and it was stripped away. A generation of players grew up without that dream. I've got little sisters that play and when [softball] was voted back in, all I could think about was that opportunity. The game is going to grow and competition is going to get better across the board. We need that in order for the game to grow like our counterparts in baseball. I'm grateful for the opportunity to hopefully help my younger sisters to have the same dream." (wilson.com, 01 Sep 2018; teamusa.org, 06 Oct 2019)

THIS IS US
In June 2020 she was among the full squad of 18 Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs players who quit the team following its first National Pro Fastpitch [NPF] match after the league's comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire squad quit the team after a tweet on the Dawgs' official Twitter account was sent by their general manager to US President Donald Trump about players standing for the national anthem. The players formed a new NPF team, called 'This Is Us', with the goal of raising awareness about racial injustice. "We wanted to show the world that our team was about more than the game of softball. The Scrap Yard Dawgs became the This Is Us softball team, formed to move forward after what was falsely portrayed about us. This was a player-run team to its core. My teammates and I were answering emails, another teammate was creating spreadsheets and managing expenses, and another was ordering uniforms and supplies. This process allowed us the opportunity to make a statement of awareness, empowerment and unity. Aiming to stay away from political agendas or opinions as much as we could, we wanted to talk about awareness from the stance of being aware of all people's backgrounds and beliefs. We believe in putting in the time to learn about one another." (theincrease.com, 21 Sep 2020; thisisussoftball.com, 01 Oct 2020; yahoo.com, 14 Jun 2020; nytimes.com, 24 Jun 2020; espn.com, 23 Jun 2020; apnews.com, 23 Jun 2020)

NPF DRAFT
She was chosen as the 39th overall pick in the 2016 NPF Draft by the USSSA Pride. She was released by the team in 2017. (espn.com, 30 Aug 2017; profrastpitch.com, 20 Jul 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Alongside her mother Denise and her sister Aarika, she started Born Ready Sports, an organisation that focuses on developing young people's lives through sport. She also runs softball clinics, coaches softball and undertakes speaking engagements. In her fifth year at the University of Florida she was a student-coach. (aubreemunrowatson.com, 27 Jul 2020; Instagram profile, 14 Apr 2021; auprosports.com, 26 Aug 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2017)

Legend
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Silver Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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