OKLAHOMA CITY – Softball fans will see a familiar face on their television screens as three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lori Harrigan-Mack (Las Vegas, Nev.) will be competing on the latest season of The Biggest Loser the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball announced today. Aptly titled Glory Days, the 16th season of the NBC hit features 20 professional and non-professional former athletes who will aim to change their lives and earn “The Biggest Loser” title and a $250,000 grand prize. Be sure to tune into the season premiere of The Biggest Loser on September 11 at 7 p.m. CT on NBC.
“After I retired in 2004, I met my husband, got married, we had a beautiful boy and after that I suffered eight miscarriages,” Harrigan-Mack told People Magazine. “So after that I think I kind of went into, obviously, a depression and I just didn't deal with it at all. With my husband 100 percent behind me, I said The Biggest Loser is where I have to change. I have to do this.”
Harrigan-Mack is a member of an elite group of four women who hold three Olympic Gold Medals in the sport of softball, setting a record at the 2000 Olympic Games after becoming the first individual pitcher to throw an Olympic no-hitter. Harrigan-Mack's Olympic accolades include a perfect 4-0 record with a 0.00 ERA, 29 strikeouts and just seven hits allowed in 27.2 innings of work. In addition to her three-Olympic Gold Medals, Harrigan has won three International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships (1994, 1998, 2002) and three Pan American Games Gold Medals (1995, 1999, 2003) during her 12 seasons as a member of the USA Softball Women's National Team.
A three-time ASA Women's Major Fast Pitch All-American, Harrigan-Mack collected one Women's Major Fast Pitch National Championship with the California Commotion in 1999. Enshrined into National Softball Hall of Fame in 2011, Harrigan-Mack is also a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame as a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Softball Team.
Catch the season premiere of The Biggest Loser on September 11 at 7 p.m. CT on NBC. To find out more information on this season of The Biggest Loser and to find a list of contestants competing, visit http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser.
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