Former athlete Lisa Fernandez is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. She won three consecutive gold medals in 1996, 2000, and 2004 in softball. She is also a three-time Pan American Gold medalist (1991, 1999, 2003).
Further, Lisa won four World Champions in 1990, 1994, 1998, and 2002.
Lisa’s Married Status, Children
Lisa has been married to Michael Lujan since 2002. The pair are parents to two sons.
Lisa Fernandez with husband Michael Lujan and children in December 2019 (Photo: Lisa Fernandez's Instagram)
Their first son Antonio Lujan was born on 19th December 2005, and second son Cruz Lujan was born on 1st April 2013.
Childhood And Family Background
Lisa is the daughter of immigrant parents. Her father, Antonio Fernandez, fled from Cuba to America in 1962. Her mother, Emilia, is a Puerto Rican. Lisa’s parents met in Los Angeles. Later, the couple lived in Lakewood, which was where the Olympian was born.
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Lisa got her athletic genes from her parents. Her father was a semi-pro baseball player in Cuba while her mother played in softball leagues.
Lisa’s Career At UCLA
Lisa was a celebrated player at UCLA. She led her team to two NCAA WCWS titles in 1990 and 1992. She even won the 1993 Honda-Broderick Cup. She won a total of three Honda Award for softball.
Moving forward, Lisa made it to four-time first-team NFCA All-American. The athlete was also named the Pac-10 Player of the Year for three-times.
Further, she was awarded the NCAA Top VI Award- the esteemed award is given to top-six senior student-athletes in all divisions.
Facts On Lisa Including Age, Height
Lisa was born on 22 February 1971.
Her zodiac sign is Pisces.
Her favorite shows are Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Medium.
Her favorite author is Mary Higgins Clark.
Lisa boasts a height of 5 feet and 5.5 inches (1.67 m) and weighs 170 lbs (77 kg).
She graduated from UCLA in 1995.
Lisa set an Olympic record of highest batting average, .545.
She won CIF Championship while in St. Joseph High School.
Lisa worked as a color analyst for ESPN.
She worked as an assistant coach for the UCLA women’s softball team in 2007.