Becoming a successful softball pitcher in the Big Ten requires discipline, precision, commitment and impeccable technique. Amber Fiser is certainly that by almost any definition, coming off a freshman year where she was a perfect 14-0 and a key piece to one of the nation’s toughest pitching staffs. Those same traits that help her toss aside hitters also helped her toss aside opponents as she practiced Taekwondo for much of her life. As a martial artist, Fiser is also an exceptional talent, earning the rank of first-degree black belt. While her fastball is intimidating enough, the black belt certainly doesn’t hurt.
Photos by Eric Miller • location: Jane Sage Cowles Stadium