All The Things You Need To Know About Briana Scurry
Briana Scurry recently became the first black woman elected to national soccer hall of fame. We are immensely proud of her and what she’s doing and in this editorial, we have combined a few things you need to know about the Olympic gold medalist.
Scurry was born in Minnesota to Ernest and Robbie Scurry. She is the youngest of nine children, with three brothers and five sisters
At 12, she was the only African-American and only girl on the soccer team.
Scurry was thinking of going to Law School when U.S. women’s national team coach Tony DiCicco called her in 1993 about playing goaltender for the team.
She was the starting goaltender for the U.S. women’s national team that won the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
She is an advocate for LGBTQ rights and has openly admitted to being gay.
In 2010, she was inducted into the Minnesota State High School Hall of Fame
Throughout the 1999 Women’s World Cup, she played every minute of the tournament allowing only three goals and recording four shutouts.
She was a member of the Gold Winning Women’s National Team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta where she started and played in every minute of the team’s five matches.
Her last match for the USA was on November 5, 2008, against the Korea Republic.
The Atlanta Beat, the world’s first women’s league where the players were paid as professionals comprised of Scurry as a founding member.
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References: The Undefeated