Faces of Black Excellence June 07, 2019 at 11:00 am

Five black female athletes under 25 who have made history

Elikem M. Aflakpui June 07, 2019 at 11:00 am

June 07, 2019 at 11:00 am | Faces of Black Excellence

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Mo’ne Davis, 17

The young lady from Philadelphia made history at the age of 14 after she became the first girl to throw two shut-out games in the Little League World Series, leading her team to victory.

She then became the first Little Leaguer to land a Sports Illustrated cover. Davis has also written a book about her journey to athletic stardom and she was offered a spot with the Harlem Globetrotters post-college graduation.

There’s so much more to look forward to from Mo’ne Davis. She has been outspoken about the importance of women’s sports, encouraging more young girls to break into the athletic world.

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