January 21, 1984 |
|Known for||Competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics for Canada's Olympic softball team|
|Home town||Port Dover, Ontario|
Life and career
Timpf competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics for the Canadian women's national softball team under the tutelage of coach Lori Sippel; she has been a member of the national team since 2005. When Timpf plays softball, her position is either second base or shortstop. Timpf gives credit to her sister Amber for helping her get interested in softball. Even though Timpf had to recover through two anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgeries, she has continued to play softball.
Timpf's parents are Peter and Andrea Timpf. She also attended Simcoe Composite School and graduated in 2008 with a certificate to become an elementary school teacher. She is an English-speaking right-handed Olympic athlete from Port Dover, Ontario, Canada (which is the major fishing hub of Norfolk County). During the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, her team lost a medal-round match to the Australian women's national softball team by a score of 5-3 in favor of Australia. In her first year of college softball while attending the California University of Pennsylvania, Timpf managed to garner a .311 batting average (42 base hits out of 127 attempts) in addition to five home runs, 22 runs batted in, 26 runs scored and 97 assists.
Timpf currently plays video games with her Nintendo Wii and her favorite celebrities are Jerome Bettis (athlete), Brad Pitt (actor), and Kate Hudson (actress). She has competed in the 2009 Pan Am Championship for softball and competed for seven days.
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- "Information about school and family". Softball Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- "Coaching information". Canadian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
- "Additional information about Megan Timpf". California University of Pennsylvania (Megan Timpf). Retrieved 2009-02-25.
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