Sunday, June 26

How Tiffany Tucker Is Motivating Athletes: 100 Influential Black Women In Sports

UNC Wilmington AD Deputy Tiffany Tucker

Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of black women through sports, from veteran athletes to rising stars, coaches, executives and more, in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports.

Tiffany D. Tucker didn’t start out wanting a career in sports, even though she was nearly six feet tall in high school; grew up playing with the best of Petersburg, Va .; and built a storied career as a basketball standout at the University of North Carolina. But none of that took into account when he thought about life after graduation.

“I wanted more than anything to be a motivational speaker. Oprah Winfrey and Les Brown captivated me, ”she says. “I wanted to write books and teach people to be their best and to be successful.”

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