5 Spectacular Photos of Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch in the Bahamas

The former pro softball player was featured in the 2005 SI Swimsuit Issue.
Jennie Finch

Jennie Finch was photographed by Stewart Shining in the Bahamas.

Retired professional softball player Jennie Finch was featured in the SI Swimsuit Issue in 2005 after posing for photographer Stewart Shining in the Bahamas. 

At the collegiate level, Finch was a three-time All-American pitcher for Arizona. The year before her SI Swimsuit magazine debut, Finch won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens as a member of the United States women’s national softball team. Four years later, she led the U.S. team to a bronze medal during the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Often regarded as the best softball player in history, Finch retired from her sport in 2010 to focus on raising a family. Today, she is married to former MLB pitcher Casey Daigle. Together, they share three children: Ace, Diesel and Paisley.

In addition to her career as an elite athlete, Finch appeared as a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice and has been featured in publications like Glamour and Vanity Fair. She’s also a published author—Finch’s book, Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself, was released the year after she retired.

The 42-year-old has called her SI Swimsuit photo shoot “an awesome experience” and a “great thing to be a part of.”

Below are five of our favorite images from Finch’s photo shoot in the Bahamas, in which she rocked a golden bikini and even posed with her Olympic gold medal.


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Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.