This is a passage about one of the first basketball players to ever set foot on a basketball court. He was a great hero during the Civil Rights Movement.
One ball, one bat, one glove, and one great team of 9 girls is all you need to play my passion. I play softball, and I admire Jennie Finch because she loves softball just like me. Jennie is a famous pitcher, and I am a pitcher for my team, I would like to be just as fast and accurate as Jennie. Some day, I would like to meet Jennie and learn more about softball from her.
She is very inspiring because, she has won Olympic medals, and has been NPF Co-pitcher. She just proves that anything is possible and go after your dreams. Also she is just very kind. Also she said she has always wanted to have a Softball line and that
She was so looked up to, not just for how she did in competition, but because of her sportsmanship and ability to stay humble. Sadly, she was even looked up to by my little sister! My little sister always claimed, “Amber’s the best around! Someday she will be in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame!” That’s what broke me. I set my mind to being the best again, but I didn’t know how to work hard. So I gave up, before I even really tried. Amber may have started out being the joke, but in the end, it turned out to be
How often are women admirable? Ellen Ochoa, An hispanic engineer, astronaut, and now a director of the Johnson Space Center, is one of the most admirable persons. Ochoa, a dream chaser who encourages others to go after what they really want. Education lead Ochoa to where she is now; However, this career she chose brighten up women making Ochoa their hero.
You might not know the day of August 26,1918 (Biography.com) it was a day that changed history forever. Despite racism and segregation, Katherine Johnson was the first African American woman to assist the apollo team at NASA. Johnson overcame obstacles through her life for her to get to such a place. She was a monumental piece of history. To fully understand what she accomplished one must know about her early life, rise to fame, and her greatest legacy. always stands with pride in everything she does in her life even when she doesn't get the right respect in life.
Two of the greatest players to ever step on a basketball court, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. When thinking of greatness in the realm of basketball, these two definitely come to mind. They revolutionized the game and brought a standard to be met- Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. These two players were very similar in many ways. The moves they made were the exact same from the fade away jump shot, to the way they dunked the ball. It was all identical but not the same(P//5). They both managed to have a killer mentality where winning was the number one priority, and health was just a second thought. The question that’s been roaming around the air for quite awhile now is...who was better at it? The answer to that is very tough to come upon and will likely be unknown for a long time. While some differences between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan are evident, the similarities are striking which caused the entire dilemma on who’s the better version.
In the late 19th century, there were many influential women including Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and many others that were busy making their impact on society. This was the crucial time period for the reform and improvement of women’s rights. Along with this, it was also the time that Clara Barton pushed for the creation of the American Red Cross. Barton was one of the most influential, but often overlooked, woman of her time period because she pushed for the creation of one of the most relied on associations throughout the world.
Wilma Rudolph once said, “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. And I know what struggle is.” Wilma Glodean Rudolph, born prematurely on June 23, 1940, was an incredible woman. (Sanders, 2015). Born in a family of 22 kids, Rudolph had an extremely unwealthy home and life. She had many diseases, but the one that left her disabled was polio. Eventually, she got over polio, and became the fastest woman in the world. Wilma Rudolph was an Afrian Amerian woman that persisted to overcome polio. She created courage and inspiration, and illuminated the world by becoming the fastest woman in the world.
No one other than Sharon Draper could pull of being such a talented person with so many accomplishments in life. Sharon Draper has written many children's books and influences many people’s lives. Sharon Draper’s works, Forged by Fire and Out of My Mind, themes connect to her life because she has known people who have been abused, who have been disabled, and she can can connect and understand the people who have had struggles in their life.
Struggle; segregation; hard work; a few of many words that reverberate throughout your head when you think of, Oscar Palmer Robertson. Perhaps the most significant, valuable, and crucial word that comes to mind though, basketball.The “ How good is Oscar Robertson?” Red Auerbach - a highly respected NBA coach for many years- once said, “He is so good he scares me.” His sheer talent and dedication got him to the National Basketball Association (NBA), but his, hard work and will to win kept him there. He was a marvelous player, and an even more spectacular person. He journeyed through life before, after, and during his NBA career, with a smile and determined look. Oscar, is truly an inspiration.
The achievements Michael Scott Maddox had on the field are second to the encouraging impact he had on the lives of his former players. He was respected by everyone in the program.
Pat Summitt is a staple for the Lady Vols Basketball Program. The thought that comes to mind when you think of the University of Tennessee athletic program, Pat Summitt will come to mind. Pat Summitt was not only paved the way for women within sport but she was also a loving mentor, mother, and daughter. Pat Summitt will forever have an impact on women’s basketball.
Today, athletes are viewed as iconic models and mentors for the aspiring generation of athletes hoping to eventually be at the professional league at a moment in their careers. According to Brady, he has kept his team at the national spotlight for six years. Star-studded and Olympic Gold Medalist Mia Hamm has accomplished many achievements over the years as an athlete for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team. Mia Hamm and Tom Brady have similarities and differences as types of athletes in our world today. I believe they can be compared and contrasted in three ways. We can discuss them for their dedication, commitment, and ability to handle criticism on and off the field.
Strength is defined as the power to overcome outstanding circumstances. Next to this definition you will find the name, Pat Summitt. In her novel, Sum It Up, Summitt shares her experience as a mother, a friend, and a coach. It gives an inside look at all that went into building the University of Tennessee women’s basketball program into the empire it is today. Former players, family members, and her closest friends tell about how much of an impact Pat has had on their life and the impact she left on others. This book highlights some of Coach Summitt’s greatest traits: strength, determination, and her love for those around her.