Η Τζοάννα Γκέιλ (γεννημένη 11 Απριλίου 1986) είναι Ελληνίδα παίκτρια σόφτμπολ. Αγωνίστηκε στο τουρνουά γυναικών στους Θερινούς Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες του 2004.
Joanna Gail (born 11 April 1986) is a Greek softball player. She competed in the women’s tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Joanna Adalin•Gail|
|Born||11 April 1986 in Redondo Beach, California (USA)|
|Measurements||175 cm / 68 kg|
|Affiliations||Poway High School, USA|
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|2004 Summer Olympics||Softball (Baseball/Softball)||GRE||Joanna Gail|
|Softball, Women (Olympic)||Greece||7|
2007 ? NFCA-All Regional Second Team pick, and one of four Ducks honored on the two teams. Also was tabbed an All-Pac-10 honorable mention. Was voted the Ducks’ Defensive MVP by her teammates, and was a key part of one of the nation’s top defensive units. Posted a .970 fielding mark as the starting third baseman, and her 157 assists ranked third on the team and in the Pac-10. Her eight assists against South Dakota State on March 18 was a single-game high in 2007. At the plate, led Ducks in sacrifice bunts (10), and also ranked top five on team in walks (fifth, 16) and sacrifice flies (third, 3). Started all 63 games ? one of five Ducks to do so. One of team’s steadiest players on defense, and made errors in only five games. Had season-high four-game hitting streak in mid-March in which she went 7-9 and had six RBI’s vs. Utah State and Towson. Homered in Oregon’s 6-5 victory over Oregon State on April 25, and added two additional hits in three-hit afternoon. Also homered at California in the season finale and vs. No. 23 Georgia in the Aloha Tournament championship game ? the latter of which was part of a 2-2 day with a walk. Broke up perfect game by UW’s Danielle Lawrie on April 29 with a single to left in the fifth. Had 11 multiple-hit games on the season and five multiple-RBI games. Other top games at plate came against Florida International (2-3, 1 RBI, 2 runs), Siena (2-4, 2 runs), St. Mary’s (2-4, 1 RBI) and Washington (2-2, 1 RBI).
2006 ? Played in 50 games, a significant increase from her 14 appearances in her freshman campaign. Gail finished the year with a team-leading six long balls, five more than the previous season, and increased her RBI total to 19. Gail opened the season quickly, homering in her first start against Florida on February 11. She followed that game with an RBI double later that day against Texas A&M CC to go 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI on the day. In the team’s March 4 doubleheader, Gail went 2-for-7, scored three runs, drove in three, and homered for the second time of the season. Her third home run came just two games later in a 6-5 win against Portland State, where she went 2-for-3, scored twice and capped a four-game hitting streak. In Pac-10 action, Gail had her only two-double game of the season against Stanford on April 9. On April 28, Gail again picked on the Cardinal when she hit her second career grand slam to cap a run-rule shortened game 9-0 in five innings. The third baseman went 4-for-10 and drove in four in three games against Stanford, including two doubles. She regained this form in a double-header against Santa Clara on May 2, when she was 2-for-3 from the plate and drove in four RBI in the nightcap. She doubled and homered in the game. In August, Gail competed for Team Greece in the International Softball Federation XI Women’s Fastpitch World Championships in Beijing, China. She led the team in batting average (.412), hits (7)-including at least one in every game, RBI’s (7), OB% (.474) and was 2nd in slugging % (.471). Greece finished 5th in its pool, one win shy of playoffs. Is also the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (IAC) Representative for the Sudent Athlete Advisory Commitee. Three-year member of SAAC and the editor and a writer for the Monthly SAAC newsletter.
2005 ? Her freshman season was derailed by a dislocated elbow in the Ducks’ second game of the season. Showed signs of what was to come when she opened the season with a start at third base and finished the game with a grand slam, a double, six RBI and a run scored. Missed the next two and a half months before making her first offensive appearance at Porltand State Apr. 20, in which she was hit by a pitch in her only at bat. Made her first start since the injury May 5 at UC Davis and went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. In the Ducks’ very next game, Gail came into relief at first base and was 0-for-1, but drove in the Ducks’ lone RBI of the game. Started at California May 8 and at UCLA May 12. Has only three hits this season, but eight RBI. Played third base for the Dornbirn Sharx (Austria) during the summer of 2005 with former Pac-10 Player of the Year Kristen Rivera and former Washington pitcher Ashley Boek.
High School ?
*2001 – San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic
*2002 – Honorable Mention All-CIF; Honorable Mention All-Palomar; San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic; All CIF-Academic
*2003 – Second-Team All-CIF; Second Team All-Palomar; All CIF Academic; San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic
*2004 – Greek Olympic Team; First-Team All-CIF; First-Team All-Palomar; Team MVP, San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic, All-CIF Academic, Poway High School Player of the Year; All North County Team, Union Tribune All-Section Second Team; Inducted into All-San Diego CIF/Breitbard Hall of Champions Softball Team
A premier softball and soccer player at Poway High School, Gail looks to continue her success at the University of Oregon. After an impressive senior season in which she was a first-team all-CIF and first-team all-Palomar selection, Gail earned a spot on the 2004 Greek Olympic Team, which competed in Athens, Greece in the summer of 2004. Gail started as the designated player in Greece’s 2-0 win over Canada after starting as the DP in Greece’s first game of the Olympics. As a senior at Poway, Gail led the team in batting average, slugging percentage, HR and doubles to earn team MVP honors as well as Poway High School’s Pepsi Player of the Year award. In 2004, Poway was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the CIF championships. As a sophomore in 2002, the national honor society member helped guide Poway to a co-league championship as well as the Division I CIF championship and was named the team’s most improved player. Even more impressive are Gail’s academic achievements as she maintained a 3.68 GPA and was a four-time San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic honoree and also earned the Golden State algebra and chemistry award as well as the Presidential Award for academic excellence. Played for Mike Fox (2 years) and Tom Dodd (2 years) on the San Diego Thunder Club Team.
Personal ? Her mom Kate was a cheerleader and played tennis at Iowa State University. Her dad Barry played baseball at La Salle University. Her step-father Josh Emery played baseball and was an All-American football player at St. Lawrence University. Three brothers and one sister.
Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005 .167 14-7 18 2 3 1 0 1 8 4 5 0-0
2006 .189 50-46 122 13 23 6 0 6 19 12 35 0-0
2007 .281 63-63 160 16 45 8 0 3 26 16 25 1-1
Totals .236 127-116 300 31 71 15 0 10 53 32 65 0-0
Favorite quote: “Play so deeply in the moment that the game swallows you whole.”
Actress to play me in a movie: Jessica Biel
Favorite professional athlete: Mia Hamm
Favorite softball moment: Hitting a walk-off grand slam against Stanford
Favorite candy: Peanut M&M’s