Women's History Month
Was born March 11, 1977. The current coach of the WNBA team Las Vegas Aces made headlines when she was given the largest contract of any player or coach in the league’s history of 1 million dollars a year. She played in the WNBA for 13 years where she averaged 13 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 450 games. After her career, became a very highly regarded member of the Greg Popovich coaching tree as an assistant, where she became the first ever woman to be a full-time assistant in the four major American sports leagues. She remained at this position until signing the record breaking contract with the Las Vegas Aces.
An alumni of UCLA, where she once led them to rank 2 in the PAC-10. After her college career, she was drafted number 1 overall in 2012 WPS draft by the Atlanta Beat. She was a friend of Kobe Bryant, who said that Leroux strongly influenced her daughters. Her relationship with Kobe assisted her in gaining partnerships with his brands. Other accolades of Leroux's include, 2 time member of the FIFA World Cup women's team, a Golden Shoe award, a Golden Ball award, 2012 Gold Medal in the Olympics, and Young Female Athlete of the Year.
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player who has won four Grand Slam singles titles so far—two US Open and two Australian Open. Born in Japan and raised in America, she won her first Grand Slam by defeating her idol Serena Williams in the finals of US Open in 2018 and became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title. She has been named the highest-earning female athlete of all time by Forbes for two straight years. Known for her activism and her support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, she was named one of the ‘2020 Sports Illustrated Sportspersons of the Year’ and has been included on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people twice.
was born October 16, 1980 in Syosset, NY. She is a 41 year old professional basketball player for the wnba. She was drafted with the first pick in 2001 wnba draft by the seatyle storm where she would go one to play 18 seasons with the team. Over 18 years of playing in the wnba she averaged 12.8 points a game. She alos won 4 wnba championships, 5 Olympic gold medals, 2 NCAA Championships with UConn, and 4 FIBA World Cups.