Becky Hartley had enjoyed a successful softball career before transitioning to baseball in 2010. She had competed at the 2006 World Championships and the 2007 World University Games and was a standout catcher at Simon Fraser University. She also played for the Valencia Antorcha softball club in Spain. After switching to baseball, she moved from catcher to outfielder. At the 2012 IBAF World Cup in Edmonton she scored four times in Canada’s bronze medal win against Australia. That year she was also a runner-up at the national championships with Team British Columbia.
Family: Parents Bill and Della Hartley… Siblings Fraser and Morgan… Getting into the Sport: Started playing baseball at age 25, transitioning from softball which she had played while growing up… Outside Interests: Plastic surgery resident at the University of Calgary… Earned her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education at Simon Fraser University and her Doctor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia… Enjoys squash, running, reading, softball, spending time with family… Affiliated with The Arthritis Society, for which her father sits on the Board of Directors… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Don’t let other people put their limitations on you”… Meditates before competing… Pre-game routine includes studying Spanish on Rosetta Stone with teammate Melissa Armstrong… Always travels with her stuffed animal, Mutsy… Collects tea cups from her travels… Nickname: Doc…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
IBAF WCup: 2012 – BRONZE; 2010 – 5th