Zeeland, MI

Kathy Arendsen

Zeeland, MI
Fastpitch Softball
Grand Valley State Softball Player
Texas Women's College Softball Player
Chico State Softball Player
1x National Champion
2x AIAW All-American
3x Broderick Award Winner - Nation's Top Softball Player
Professional Fastpitch Softball
1979 Pan-Am Games Gold Medalist
1983 Pan-Am Games Bronze Medalist
National Softball Hall of Fame

Kathy Arendsen

Grand Valley State Softball Player

Texas Womens University Softball Player

Chico State University Softball Player

Raybestos Brakettes Player (1978 – 1992)

Kathy Arendsen was born in Zeeland, Michigan and was a standout fast-pitch softball pitcher for Grand Valley State, Texas Woman’s University and Chico State University while twice being named an AIAW All-American and winning three Broderick Awards as the nation’s top collegiate softball player. She helped the USA win gold (1979) and bronze medals (1983) at the Pan-American games. She went on to play professionally with the Raybestos Brakettes for 15 seasons helping them win three International Softball Federation (ISF) world and nine Amateur Softball Association (ASA) national titles. During that time she won 334 games, threw 42 perfect games, 79 no-hitters and 265 shutouts while striking out 4,308 batters and was named an All-American 13 times. Kathy Arendsen was inducted into the was inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in 1996, and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.