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Astin Donovan

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Guilford, CT


University of South Florida

# 41 
Height: 5'5"
Position: Outfield
B/T: L/R
Hometown: Guilford, Conn.
School: South Florida
Graduation: 2018

2016 Women's Elite Team Member
- World Cup of Softball participant
 - Hit .462 (6-for-13) with three runs scored

2015 Junior Women's National Team Member
- World Cup of Softball participant
 - Hit .500 (2-for-4) with one RBI and one run scored
- WBSC Junior Women's World Championship Gold Medalist
 - Hit .167 (1-for-6) with two runs scored

2016 NFCA All-Region Second Team Mideast
2016 American Athletic Conference Second Team

Parents: Lauri and Kevin Donovan
Siblings: Amber and Blake
Pets: A pug named Sam
Dream job: To be an FBI agend
Favorite sport besides softball: Gymnastics (I stopped at the age of 12 to focus on softball) and volleyball
What it means to represent the United States: I have always had a fascination for the American flag and its colors. I have had one hanging on the wall of my bedroom as a decoration for many years. It has new meaning now as it reminds me to work towards my goals on a daily basis so I can represent my country and play for the Junior Woman's National Team. It will be the highest honor to represent my country in the sport that I have worked so hard at and love.
What she loves about softball: The competitiveness and speed as well as the ability the game has to change at any moment.
Who has been the biggest supporter of your career: My mom and dad and grandparents for always bending over backwards to take me to all the endless games and practices.
Why she chose to attend South Florida: I chose the University of South Florida for its beautiful campus, perfect softball weather and it was a location that was all new to me and I wanted to try something different!

Three people I'd love to have dinner with: Nadia Comaneci and Abraham Lincoln,
Three things I love doing: Painting, exploring and traveling
Three TV characters I wish were real so I could hang out with them: Nathan Scott from One Tree Hill
Three things I must have when I leave the house: My wallet, phone and chapstick
Three favorite movies: She's the Man, Horrible Bosses and The Last Song
Three pet peeves: People chewing with their mouth open and people complaining


Last person I had dinner with: My sister Amber
The last gift I bought: A fuzzy, soft blanket
Last splurge: A dozen homemade donuts at the Florida Strawberry Festival
Last thing I misplaced: My car keys!
Last joke I laughed at: Anything by Jeff Dunham

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