Sport is a platform for creating strong, ambitious and independent-minded young women. It is revolutionary and empowering. But all too often, female athletes are judged on how their bodies look rather than what their bodies can do.
In a new women’s empowerment series, we will let the guys in on the conversation, dishing on who their favorite female athlete is and why. First up is DeMarcus Curry.
DeMarcus is a former Offensive Tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He played college football at Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
DeMarcus is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
Lisa Leslie is a three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She spent 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks before retiring in 2009.
In August, Lisa was named as head coach of the New Orleans Gators, a team in the newly established Global Mixed Gender Basketball League.