Vicky Galindo

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United States
Women's Softball
Olympic Games
SilverBeijing 2008Team Competition
 
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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United States
Women's Softball
Olympic Games
SilverBeijing 2008Team Competition
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Victoria (Vicky) Galindo (born December 22, 1983) is an American athlete on the USA Softball Women's National Team where she plays third base and second base. She also plays for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch league (NPF). She currently splits time at second base with Lovie Jung.

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Biography

Galindo played for the University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears from 2003–2005 and was an undergrad assistant in 2006. Galindo was on the US national team from 2005-2007. She was also the assistant coach for the San Jose State in 2007. Before her time at Cal, Galindo played for West Valley Junior College for the 2002 season. She went to high school at James Logan High School in Union City, California where she graduated in 2001. Galindo started playing at age 4 when her dad coached her brother's baseball team. There was an extra jersey and he told her to go play.

Galindo was featured in The Advocate as one of the out athletes taking part in the Beijing Olympics. She said she has had serious relationships with both men and women. When she came out to the team, she said they were unconditionally supportive. Galindo's decision to come out helped teammate Lauren Lappin come out as well.[1]

James Logan High School

Vicky was the 2001 Best All Around Female Athlete her senior year.

College Softball

2002: Freshman Year

  • Led West Valley Junior College to the state championship title
  • Earned All-American honors
  • First team all-league
    • .510 batting average

2003: Sophomore Year

  • Named to the All-CWS tournament team
  • All-region recognition after hitting .462 (6-13)
  • Garnered All-Pacific Region second team honors
    • Second among Bears in hitting, posting a .324 average
  • 73 hits were the fifth highest total among Pac-10 players
  • Posted 19 regular season multi-hit games

2004: Junior Year

  • Member of USA Schutt Elite Team at Canada Cup and Champions Cup
    • Hit .415 (22-53) with 12 runs and a team-high five doubles and 12 RBI
  • Led the Cal Bears to the WCWS runner-up
  • Second team All Pac 10
  • First team All-American
  • First team All Pacific Region

2005: Senior Year

  • Led the Cal Bears to the Women's College World Series
  • Pac 10 Conference Honors
  • First-Team All-American

US National Team

2005

  • International Sports Invitational Champion
    • Hit. 889
  • Gold medalist at Pan Am qualifier
  • Silver medalist at World Cup
    • Hit .455 (5-11) for a team-high seven RBI
  • Silver medalist at Japan Cup
    • Hit .273 (3-11) with one RBI

2006

  • Undergrad assistant for Cal Bears
  • Gold Medalist at World Cup of Softball

2007

  • Assistant Coach at San Jose State
  • Gold medalist at World Cup.

Note: she batted .467 (7-15) for Team USA in the 2007 World Cup where she has played in all but one game. She appeared as a pinch runner for Crystl Bustos in the game she did not start.

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