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Leah O’Brien Amico

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Leah O’Brien Amico is a three-time Olympic gold medal-winning softball player who uses her powerful platform and influence as a decorated and accomplished athlete to bring countless lives to a saving knowledge of Jesus by speaking at FCA events across the country.

On the softball diamond, the southpaw plays first base and in the outfield and took home Olympic gold in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Amico is a two-time World Champion, a two-time Pan-American Games Champion, three-time NCAA National Champion while playing at the University of Arizona and was named in 2006 to the NCAA Division I Softball 25th Anniversary Team. She holds the Women’s College World Series Record for batting average in a single tournament, hitting .750 in 1994. Amico was also a three-time First-Team NFCA All-American in 1994, 1995 and 1997, and a three-time First-Team Academic All-American.

Amico hosts the Christian sports show, “More Than Conquerors,” on Trinity Broadcasting Network, has been an ESPN softball color commentator, instructs at numerous camps and clinics, and coaches a USA softball team that travels internationally.

Other FCA involvement includes speaking at women’s ministry events, staff events, banquets, clinics, camps, tournaments and fundraisers. Amico has also given her time and talent to promote FCA women’s resources, including the “Bold and Beautiful” team study, and has written devotionals for FCA publications.

Amico also serves on the Athletes In Action Women’s Board of Directors and was inducted into the Athletes In Action Hall of Faith in 2008. She and her husband, Tommy, have three boys and live in Corona, Calif., where she is active at her church and serves the homeless in her community.

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