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# 5 - Fabienne van Uden - outfield
BirthdateJanuary 27, 1987
BirthplaceOosterhout (Netherlands)
ResidenceOosterhout (Netherlands)
StudySocial Pedagogics Counseling (2nd year)
Height1,75 m
Weight62 kg
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
PositionOutfield


Dutch National TeamOctober 2009-October 2012
Games Dutch National Team19
Dutch National Junior Team2003-2004; 2006


ClubsTwins (Oosterhout, 1995-2011)
Gryphons (Rosmalen, 2012-current)
(Dutch Major League: 2002-current)
...Tournaments Participated In...

with Twins
2002 - Cup Winners Cup (Prague, Czech Republic)
2009 - Holland Tour (Oosterhout, Netherlands)
International Indoor Cup
2004, 2007, 2011 (Schiedam, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament
2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 (Enschede, Netherlands)

with Tex Town Tigers
2010 - European Cup (Haarlem, Netherlands) (pick-up player)

with Gryphons
2012 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
2013 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)

with Dutch Junior Softball Team
2003 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
Kingdom Games (Aruba)
2004 - European Championships (Le Thillay/Roissy, France)
2006 - International Indoor Cup (Schiedam, Netherlands)
International Mastenbroek Tournament (Enschede, Netherlands)
Apeldoorn Softball Series (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
European Championships (Collecchio, Italy)

with Dutch National Softball Team
2010 - International Indoor Cup (Team White) (Schiedam, Neth.)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Venezuela International Series (Puerto Ordaz/Barinas, Venezuela)
World Championship (Caracas, Venezuela)
2011 - American Tour (Florida/Tennessee, USA)
Holland Tour (several sites, Netherlands)
Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia (Bollate, Italy)
European Championship (Ronchi dei Legionari/Staranzano, Italy)
2012 - American Tour (Tennessee/Florida, USA)
Holland Tour (Nieuwegein, Netherlands)

...Awards...
2004 - Nomination Female Athlete of the Year, Municipality of Oosterhout
Miscellaneous
When did you start with softball?When I was 8 years old
Why did you start playing softball?I was frequently on the field, because my brother Nick played baseball
What was your first club?Twins in Oosterhout
Career HighlightsWinning European title with Dutch Juniors in 2004
Being nominated for Athlete of the Year in Oosterhout
Biggest blunderWhen an opposing player was hitting and it was a silent moment,
I loudly shouted her name to cheer her
Which persons do you most admire?Lance Armstrong and Maarten van der Weijden, they both overcame
cancer and then delivered top accomplishments thereafter
Which persons would you like to meet?Queen Beatrix, Crown Prince Willem Alexander, Princess Máxima
Three people you would love to have dinner with?The same, Queen Beatrix, Willem-Alexander and Máxima
Dreamjob?Presenting a travel show on television, so you get
on the most beautiful spots around the world
From who did you learn the most?My parents. With softball, my coaches in the youth and seniors at Twins
and the coaches of the Dutch Juniors
Biggest turn-off?People who are arrogant and tell lies
Talent you wish you had?I would like to be creative and be able to sing
PetsI don't have one
Exotic pet you would like to have?A koala
Hobbies or InterestsShopping, dancing
When you wouldn't have been involved in
softball, what other sport would you have done?
Tennis
What does the Olympic Games means to you?The most beautiful and biggest event there is and which
you should have experienced in your life
Why does softball has to return to the Olympics?Softball is being played all around the world and it is a all-round fun sport
Describe your playing styleFast with a lot of fun and discpline
...My Favorite / Best...
MovieThe Green Mile, Step Up, Ice Age, Madagascar
ActorWill Smith, Ben Stiller
ActressAngelina Jolie
TV ChannelNederland 3, RTL 4, SBS 6
TV ShowDe Lama's, Benelux Next Topmodel
TV Sports ShowNOS Studio Sport
TV PersonalityJeroen van Koningsbrugge
Radio ChannelRadio 538, Q-Music
Radio ShowI don't have one
Radio PersonalityRuud de Wild
Music GenreR&B, Top 40
Singer (male)Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz
Singer (female)Alicia Keys, Lily Allen and Rihanna
Group / Band etc.Krezip
Song'Down Under' by Men At Work
Vacation Spot / CountryAruba, Australia, Indonesia
FoodChinese
DrinkCola, ice tea
AnimalMonkeys, dogs
NewspaperBN De Stem
Book'Vlucht uit het land van de vrijheid' by Anna Meijerink
MagazineViva, Linda
Internet SitesHotmail and Hyves
Sport (besides softball)Skiing and tennis
Olympic Sport (besides softball)Gymnastics and hockey
(Professional) Sports TeamOf course the Dutch National Softball Team and the women hockey team
Athlete (male)Sven Kramer and Rafael Nadal
Athlete (female)Leontien van Moorsel
Softball PlayerJessica Mendoza
Career
2012 --- In March, Fabienne participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Tennessee and Florida --- On May 27, Fabienne is 2-for-4 and scores once in the opening game of the Holland Tour against an All Star Team, she is 2-for-3 in the second game of the double-header --- On June 8, Fabienne is one of nine players who are cut from the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for participation in the World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City, USA), a series of games in Seattle (USA) and the World Championship in Whitehorse (Canada). The nine players remain on the list as alternates --- In the regular season, Fabienne hits .313, which is the second best average of Gryphons, trailing only Yonina Sint Jago --- Fabienne leads Gryphons with 33 runs scored, five triples and 15 stolen bases, is second best with 41 basehits (only Kim Donkers has more with 43) and collects 11 runs batted in --- In October, Fabienne is one of 31 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2013 season, but she withdraws a few week later to focus on other interests.
2011 --- In March, Fabienne participates with the Dutch National Team in the American Tour to Florida and Tennessee --- On March 5, Fabienne hits 2-for-2 and scores a run against the University of Louisiana-Monroe --- The next day, she is 2-for-4 vs. Georgia Southern University --- On March 10, Fabienne goes 3-for-4 with a triple, scores a run and has two RBI's vs. St. Joseph's University --- On May 15, Fabienne walks twice and scores twice in the second game of the Holland Tour vs. the Holland All Stars at De Bilt --- On May 29, with a 5th inning infield-hit, Fabienne accounts for the team's lone basehit in the fourth game of the Holland Tour and the second of a double-header vs. the Dutch Men Softball Team --- In June, Fabienne participates with the Dutch National Team in the Torneo 150 Anni Unitá d'Italia in Bollate (Italy) and therefore is a member of the team when it plays the 100th game in history against Italy on June 2 --- On July 13, Fabienne is one of the 17 players named to the roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for this years European Championship in Italy --- On July 31, Fabienne is 2-for-2, scores twice and has one RBI vs. Ukraine in the opening game of the European Championship in Italy --- The next day, she singles and scores against Belgium --- On August 2, Fabienne is 3-for-4, including a triple, scores three runs and has two RBI's in the game against Denmark --- On August 4, she singles and scores vs. France --- The next day, she scores the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as pinch-runner in the semi-final against Italy --- In the regular season, Fabienne leads Twins with a .363 average and also leads her team in runs scored (18) and basehits (29), while having four RBI's --- In October, Fabienne is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2012 season --- Before the transfer-period ends on November 1, Fabienne decides to leave Twins, the only club where she had played (17 years, including 10 big league-seasons), to play for Gryphons in the 2012 season.
2010 --- In January, Fabienne participates with the National squad (playing for Team White) in the International Indoor Cup in Schiedam (Netherlands) with her team finishing in third place --- On January 18, Fabienne is one of 21 players named to the preliminary roster for this years World Championships --- On May 16, Fabienne makes her debut in the Dutch National Softball Team in the second game of the Holland Tour vs. the Dutch Men Softball Team at Oosterhout --- On May 16, Fabienne hits a 2-run triple and scores a run in Game One vs. the Dutch Men Softball Team in the opening double-header of this years Holland Tour --- On May 23, she is 2-for-4 with a run in the first game, then is 4-for-4 with an RBI and scores three runs in the second game vs. the Foreign All Star Team --- Also on May 23, Fabienne represents Twins in the Homerun Contest during the Softball Gala 2010 in Haarlem --- On May 26, Fabienne is one of 16 players who is named to the final roster for the World Championship in Venezuela --- On June 15, Fabienne makes her international debut in the Dutch Team when she is a pinch-runner in the opening game of the Venezuela International Series at Puerto Ordaz vs. host Venezuela --- In August, Fabienne participates in the European Cup Tournament in Haarlem (Netherlands) as a pick-up player for Tex Town Tigers, which for the first time in history captures this Cup --- In the regular season, Fabienne is second best hitter of Twins, hitting .317 with six RBI's and leads the team with 16 runs and 33 basehits --- On October 31, Fabienne is one of 24 players to be named to the preliminary roster of the Dutch National Softball Team for the 2011 season.
2009 --- In the regular season, Fabienne leads Twins with a .298 batting average and is second with 12 runs. Of her 25 basehits, three are doubles and three are triples --- In October, Fabienne is one of eight players being invited to participate in the indoor practice sessions of the Dutch National Softball Team. On October 25, the players get a try-out and then Fabienne joins the team on November 1.
2008 --- This season, Fabienne hits .247 with 18 basehits and scores nine runs.
2007 --- In the regular season, Fabienne hits .243 with 18 basehits, scores ten runs and has seven RBI's.
2006 --- Fabienne returns to the Dutch Juniors and participates in the European Championships in Italy --- This season, Fabienne plays in 34 games for Twins, scores 14 runs and has 16 basehits.
2005 --- In the regular season, Fabienne this year plays in 33 games and hits 18 basehits, while scoring 11 runs.
2004 --- Playing again for the Dutch National Junior Team, Fabienne captures the European title with the squad in France --- Fabienne becomes a regular in the team of Twins and plays in 27 games this season, hitting 21 basehits and scoring 14 runs --- Towards the end of the year, Fabienne is nominated for Female Athlete of the Year in her hometown Oosterhout.
2003 --- Fabienne makes her debut in the National Junior Softball Team and travels with the squad to Aruba to participate in the Kingdom Games, the bi-annual multi-sports event for young athletes from the Kingdom of the Netherlands --- In the regular season, Fabienne plays in 14 games and adds three basehits to her career total.
2002 --- While playing for Twins, Fabienne makes her debut in the Dutch big league, appearing in six games --- This season, she hits her first basehit, scores three runs and also has one RBI.
Family
FABIENNE is the daughter of Jan and Fieke van Uden, has two brothers Jörgen (who doesn't play baseball) and Nick (who plays baseball at Twins). Fabienne's boyfriend is Harrie Sloots, who plays baseball for Gryphons (and played in the main squad for that club in the past at the First Division-level).

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