Canadian softball player Kelsey Harshman, who was born on November 10, 1996, is of American ancestry.
Harshman was a member of the 2018 Women’s Softball World Championship squad that won the bronze medal. She was a Wisconsin Badgers softball player in college.
Harshman was selected for Canada’s 2020 Olympic team in June 2021.
Kelsey Harshman and Team Canada win Softball Bronze Medal
16 Wisconsin Badgers, current or former, are in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which, as you may know, take place in 2021.
Although UWBadgers.com has a fantastic master schedule and biographies of every UW Olympian right here.
We’ve gathered a few of the highlights for you because we care about you and don’t want you to waste too much time looking for this information.
In the bronze medal game against Mexico, former Wisconsin softball standout 2B Kelsey (Jenkins).
Harshman came through for Canada by driving in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning.
While having some issues at the bat, Harshman had excellent defence in the middle of the infield throughout the whole competition.
She had a 4-for-18 (.222) batting average at the plate, driving in two runs and tallying three runs herself.
Harshman is the 32nd Badger athlete to win a medal at a Summer Games, and she is the first Badger to do so at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Mother, Shannah, represented Canada on the national team and played collegiate softball for Wichita State.
Aunt Jodie Biggan Porteous played soccer and softball on the Canadian National Teams.
At the University of British Columbia and for the Canadian National Junior Softball Team, aunt Alison Biggan McLeod played soccer. her favourite pre-game meal to be small beef tacos.
My fondest softball memory involves making the Olympics. One Tree Hill is a favourite TV programme.