Aubree Munro has announced her retirement from softball ©Getty Images

Olympic medallist and USA Softball Board of Directors member Aubree Munro has announced her retirement from the sport.

Catcher Munro helped the United States women's team win two world titles, as well as playing in the team that won a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last year.

"To anyone that has supported me over the years, thank you," Munro said. 

"I've played this game for me, because I loved it. 

"But man, y'all made it so so fun. 

"I became a player that loved the buzz, energy and atmosphere of a great crowd. 

"I did my best to steward my job as a role model well, and I will continue to do so. 

"Thank you for allowing me the chance to encourage and inspire you all. 

"I've never taken it lightly."

Munro, now 28, had a particularly impressive World Championship with the bat in 2018, producing a seven-for-18 showing with three home runs and eight runs batted in.

Munro also won a world title in 2016, and was a gold medallist at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

While a member of the silver medal-winning team at Tokyo 2020, Munro was not included in the US squad for the softball tournament at the Birmingham 2022 World Games, which doubles up as a World Championship this year. 

Last month, Munro was one of five Olympians added to the USA Softball Board of Directors.

Munro joined on a one-year basis to ensure there are eight athlete representatives on the 24-member Board, as mandated in the new bylaws USA Softball adopted at its latest Annual Council Meeting.