Abby grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from New Athens High School where she played volleyball, basketball, and softball. She received a multitude of All-Conference, All-Area and All-State honors among the three sports. Softball accolades included All-Area Small School Player of the Year, MaxPreps National High School Player of the Week, and North Region Player of the Week as a senior.
Abby played Division I softball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 2016 to 2020. She was captain of her team for her final two seasons.
She graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition. Abby then completed a 600-hour internship with Landow Performance before being hired on. Abby coaches’ softball at the high school level, along with coaching competitive softball year-round.
She has her CPR/AED certification, is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is certified through USA Weightlifting as a Level 1 Weightlifting Coach.