Gabrielle Plain | Australian Olympic Committee

Gabrielle 's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Softball
Olympic History: Olympic debutant
Year Born: 1998
State Born: NSW

About Gabrielle

With a storied American collegiate career in tow, Gabrielle Plain is ready to take on another sector of the international stage come Tokyo 2020. 

Plain made her debut for NSW at the 2014 U17 National Championships, with her continued prowess over the coming years earning her a position on the Australian U19 squad.

The pitcher joined the University of Washington softball team in 2018, and in her freshman season was named to the Pac-12 Conference First Team as she led her side to the 2018 Women's College World Series, where the Huskies were ultimately defeated by Florida State 2-0 in the finals. 

On the diamond, Plain has earned plaudits for her composure and calmness while maintaining a competitive spirit that saw the Huskies remain a daunting side throughout her collegiate career. 

In her senior season this year, Plain became the fastest University of Washington softball player to reach 50 wins in their career. 

Now with her collegiate season over, Plain has reoriented her focus to the national team, where the Spirit will welcome her to a strong Australian squad. 

Playing in an Olympic Games stands as an opportunity like no other for Plain, with the Sydney native viewing the chance to play against the best all while being beside her compatriots as a proposition that she looks forward to seizing once in Tokyo. 

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