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Beijing Olympics 2008: Vicky Galindo
Vicky Galindo, one of the rising stars of US softball will participate in the Beijing Olympics. After her graduation, apart from playing in the US National Team, she also served as an assistant coach at San Jose State in 2007.
WHILE PREPARATIONS are underway for the Beijing Olympics 2008, there are people in American Olympic Team who are not receiving the attention they deserve. One of them is Vicky Galindo.

Vicky Galindo was born in Victoria Galindo on December 22, 1983 and has been an ever increasing force in softball. Galindo started her career in softball at the tender age of four when her father (a coach of a baseball team) encouraged her to put on an extra shirt that was available and play. Galindo started her career in softball at James Logan High School (located in Union City, California), where she was voted the best all around female athlete in her senior year. In college, Galindo rose quickly in softball by leading West Valley Junior College to the state championship title, earning All-American honours, gaining the first team all-league with a 0.510 batting average in the year 2002.

In the year 2003, Galindo was named to the All-CWS tournament team with an all-region recognition after hitting 0.462 (6-13). She was able to obtain All-Pacific Region second team honours with 73 hits, were the fifth highest total among Pac-10 players and posting 19 regular season multi-hit games. In the year 2004, Galindo became a member of America’s Schutt Elite Team at Canada Cup and Champions Cup. Galindo also had a hit 0.415 (22-53) with 12 runs and a team-high five doubles and 12 RBI and receiving the first team All-American and All Pacific Region. In the year 2005, Galindo won the First Team All American as well as the Pac 10 Conference Honours.

After college, she went on to play for the United States National Team in softball. In the year 2005, she was the International Sports Invitational Champion, gold medalist at Pan Am qualifier, silver medalist at the Softball World Cup, and silver medalist at the Japan Cup. In 2006 and 2007, she became a gold medalist at the World Cup of softball as well as a gold medalist at the Pan American Games.

Galindo is a graduate from the University of California in Berkeley with a degree in social welfare and plans to return to obtain her Master’s Degree. She also hopes to continue playing softball for a long time. My best wishes to Galindo in her quest for a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics 2008. She deserves the best and deserves a gold medal.

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