Taryne Mowatt Speaker Profile
Professional Softball Player
Taryne Mowatt Biography
Taryne Mowatt was born on September 12th, 1986 in Fountain Valley, California. She is the oldest of four children, all of whom are athletes. Taryne showed a lot of promise from an early age; she was playing tee ball at four years old. She was coached by her father, Larry, and began pitching at eight years old. It was then that Taryne had caught Doug Finch’s eye and he assumed her coaching responsibilities. This is when Taryne’s pitching career began to take flight. Taryne became versed in all aspects of the softball field, especially hitting and fielding, as she learned to play all positions. Whatever was required of her, she readily accepted the challenge. She made her first All-Star team in Cypress, California and started playing travel ball for the Irvine Heat. She continued to compete at an incredible tempo which brought her a wealth of success in high school.
From her teenage years, it appeared that Taryne Mowatt was destined for athletic greatness. She attended Santiago High School (Corona, California) and graduated in 2004. Her high school career is a spectacular performance that won her many accolades. As a freshman she played Varsity softball and was league MVP all four years; simultaneously, winning the league title four consecutive years. During this period, Taryne also played with the San Diego Thunder and won her first ASA Championship. Following her time with the Thunder, she played with the Orange County Bat Busters and won another ASA Championship. In 2003 and 2004 she was voted California Inter-Scholastic Federation (CIF) Player of the Year while also being voted the “Los Angeles Times” Player of the Year in 2004. Taryne ended her high school career winning both the CIF and the state titles in softball.
Leaving high school Taryne went to join the University of Arizona Wildcats team in Tucson, Arizona. She started nine games (8-1) with a 1.80 ERA. Her only loss came to the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) Champion, Michigan. During the summer, she played Women’s Open Division with the Southern California Hurricanes and won the title and the Bertha Tickey Award. Taryne’s following year as backup pitcher, she had a twenty game winning record which matched the twenty wins of star pitcher, Alicia Hollowell. Throughout her sophomore year she earned PAC-10 honors, specifically on March 21st and March 28th 2006 in which she won both PAC-10 Pitcher and Player of the Week. That year the Wildcats went on to win the WCWS Championship where Taryne had the highest batting average (.389) on the team, including a home run.
During her junior year, the Wildcats won the PAC-10 title where Taryne was the starting pitcher in 53 out of 65 games; she appeared in the circle in all but five contests. She finished with a 42-12 record with a 1.46 ERA and won First Team All PAC-10, and four time PAC-10 Pitcher of the Week. Also, she won USA Softball Player of the Week and set University of Arizona single season records for innings pitched (370), strikeouts (522), wins (42), and became an All-American pitcher. During the WCWS she enjoyed one of the most remarkable weeks of pitching in the history of the sport as she pitched eight complete games (6-2), 60 innings, and 1035 pitches over a seven day stretch. She set WCWS records for victories (6), innings pitched (60), strikeouts (76), and complete games (8). Taryne also posted a .47 ERA and limited opponents to a .163 batting average during the week and was voted WCWS Most Outstanding Player Award.
Following the season she won two ESPY Awards: Best Female College Athlete and Best Female Athlete of the Year. She was the only softball player to win this ESPY. As Taryne finished her college softball career she led the Wildcats to their fourth consecutive WCWS appearance and threw a no hitter in her final PAC-10 game. Taryne graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 with a degree in Communications.
After college, Taryne was drafted by the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Washington Glory and joined the PFX Tour. Taryne played a small part in the Reese Witherspoon movie How Do You Know, where she earned her Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card.Her next contract was for two years with the Akron Racers where she was named top 100 Sexiest Female Athletes by Smart Asses Magazine. Taryne then played in Holland with the Gryphons before she was traded to the Chicago Bandits in 2011, where she continues to play today. Taryne is an avid supporter of her brother and sister who are also athletes Torry Mowatt pitches at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho and Jordan Mowatt has committed to Cal Baptist in Riverside, California to play outfield, and will wear #9, like her sister.
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