Lisa Leslie Now!
Category: Athletes & Sports
School: University of Phoenix
Area of Interest: Business
Lisa Leslie has the unbelievable title of being the first player to dunk in a WNBA game. Leslie is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. Her WNBA career started in 1997 and included eight WNBA All-Star selections and two WNBA championships for the Los Angeles Sparks, before retiring in 2009. She didn’t slow down though, the same year Leslie graduated from an online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. Leslie is currently the coach of the ‘Triplets’ a team in the BIG3 professional basketball league, as well as a studio analyst for Orlando Magic broadcasts on Fox Sports Florida.
As a role model for young girls and women, I just encourage them to continue their education and set their goals. And for me, mine are just really high and I just happen to be a professional basketball player but I really am a stickler for my goals and I wanted to get my Master's.