HYPE Day: Briana Scurry

Jan 27, 2021 at 9:30am
HYPE Day: Briana Scurry

The HYPE Career Ready Program combines inspirational speakers, unique learning experiences, and professional skills to help every student prepare for life after college.

*Please note that HYPE sessions are only open to members of the Heidelberg community. To register to attend a HYPE keynote, email hype@heidelberg.edu no earlier than four weeks before the event.

About Briana Scurry

With an integral role on the team that set the standard for women’s professional soccer and record 173 international appearances, Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the world’s best female soccer goalkeepers. Notably one of the first African American professional female soccer players, she has helped significantly to diversify the sport.

Named starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team in 1994, she helped lead the team to many achievements, including two Olympic gold medals. Captivating the world in the 1999 FIFA World Cup championship game—which represented one of the most important events in the history of American athletics—she made history after an astounding shoot-out save, resulting in the win. Her talent protecting the goal and her team’s unprecedented success led to a huge increase of women’s soccer fans and inspired millions.

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