Tairia Flowers

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Tairia Flowers
Taria Flowers.jpg
June 2008
Personal information
Nickname(s) Mims
Born January 9, 1981 (1981-01-09) (age 36)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Education UCLA ('05)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

Tairia "Mims" Flowers (born January 9, 1981 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American softball player. She is best known for competing on the Gold medal winning United States National softball team. She played college softball at UCLA, the program with the most national championships in NCAA Division I softball, having won 10 of the 24 National Championships.

Flowers currently serves as the head coach for the softball team at California State University Northridge. She was named head coach for the 2010 season.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2005 International Sports Invitational Champion
  • Member of National ProFastpich Arizona Heat
  • 2004 Gold medalist at Athens Olympic Games
  • 2003 Gold Medalist at Pan American Games
  • Led the UCLA Bruins to the Women’s College World Series title
  • Top 10 Finalist for USA Collegiate Softball Player of the Year
  • NFCA First-team All American
  • All WCWS Tournament Team, First-team Pac-10
  • 2002 Gold medalist at ISF World Championships
  • Second-team All-Pac-10
  • 2001 Gold medalist at the U.S. Cup, second on the team with .400 batting average
  • NFCA Second-team All American, First-team All-Pac-10
  • Led UCLA to second place at NCAA WCWS
  • All WCWS Tournament team
  • Won ASA Major National Championship with Phoenix Storm (1997-2001)
  • First-team ASA All American
  • 2000 Led UCLA Bruins to second place at NCAA WCWS
  • Hit a three-run home run in her first collegiate at bat
  • Second-team ASA All American