Natasha Watley is one of the most successful softball players in the United States of America. She is a former player for the USA Softball Women’s National Team and USSSA Pride.
Likewise, she is also a former player of the UCLA Bruins team, who dominated the league and has received numerous accolades. In 2003, she received the honors to be the Pac-10 Player of the Year. Also, she is a two-time Pan American Gold medalist (in 2003 & 2007) and a three-time World Cup champion (in 2006, ‘07 & ‘09). Similarly, she is also a three-time World Champion which she became in 2002, 2006, and 2010.
Besides, she has also received several feats to her name and for the country which includes a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008’s Summer Olympics. She also became the first person to be called first-team All-American for four continuous years.
Bio (Age- Family Plus Education
Natasha Watley stands at a height of 5 feet 8.5 inches (1.75 meters) and weighs about 78 kgs (172 lbs).
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She was born in Irvine, a city in California on the 27th of November 1981 to a father, Edwin Watley, and mother, Carolyn Watley in Canoga Park, California. Also, she is the only child of her parents. Her birth sign is Sagittarius.
Natasha Watley with her father, Edwin Watley at Marshall, Texas on 18th January 2020 (Photo: Natasha Watley's Instagram)
She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005.
Natasha Watley’s Personal Life; Married Status?
While replying to a question to the senior writer of ESPN.com, Ramona Shelburne in 2012, Natasha Watley stated that:
@ramonashelburne anyone who is single thinks that's romantic! Lol! At my stage of singleness, anything is romantic!
Well, this reveals that, as of 2012, she was living a single life and wasn’t married. However, there has not been any news regarding her love life.
After making numerous records, Natasha Watley decided to retire from the softball field in March 2017.
However, her decision wasn't due to her incapability to give the best in her game. It's known that Natasha said goodbye to the field to create a platform in the softball field for inner-city girls.
Some Quick Facts Related To Natasha Watley
She is addicted to coffee and can have it anytime; day or night.
She loves to go shopping. Also, she loves to eat mangoes.
Her favorite color is red, which is also her room’s theme color.
She used to be scared to eat sushi.
She likes to go on traveling, especially to Africa.
In 2005, she joined the National Pro Fastpitch league as a team member of the New York/New Jersey Juggernaut.
She plays as an infielder in team USA.
In 2013 and 2014, she along with her USSSA Pride’s teammates became the NPF Champion.
She is the first African-American athlete to play on the USA’s Olympics Softball team.