mia hamm

mia hamm

USA Soccer Legend visits NAU (Audio Story)

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When the beat up Volkswagen bus carrying a family from southern California rumbled through Flagstaff a few decades ago, there was a little girl inside whose eventual impact on sports and society would trump any other accomplishment by a female athlete in the modern era. Mia Hamm was that little girl. Hamm Visited Flagstaff once again but this time for a speaking arrangement on behalf of the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU). Hamm's stop was one of the spotlight events of, Unity Week; a week long recognition of unity and the promotion of diversity within the student body. Students were encouraged to step out of their normal routine and comfort zones and examine the diverse student body. Hamm spoke to an auditorium full of students, as well as the women's soccer team, on what it's like being such an influential figure in women's sports and how the challenges of a high profile athlete can be related to the stresses of students.