Hot Summer Bods 2021 Pt. 8
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ashley Worford is killing it this summer. This young woman has competed in track and field on the collegiate level for Kansas and Western Michigan, but we are referring to the Instagram posts that she has made during this summer. Now shifting her focus on being a fitness model, Worford a native of Ypsilanti, Michigan is now letting her more than 16,600 fans see that her future is bright. While at Kansas and Western Michigan, Worford competed as a sprinter. She was a part of the second place 1,600-meter relay squad at the 2018 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. During that season she earned wins at the Kentucky Relays in the 400-meter relay at the WMU Ice Breaker, Ball State Tune-Up and Victor Lopez Classic. During her first meet at Kansas she was on the runner-up 1,600-meter relay squad at the Bob Timmons Challenge.
While Ashley Worford has been mentioned multiple times during our Hottest Bods series over the past year, it is Azya McLin's first time being featured. We have to say that this is a long time coming. Azya McLin is a bit more humble on social media. She doesn't post as much as the other women featured in our series and seems to have more going on offline, than online, however when she does post, she reminds us that she is a legit selection for these honors. The former collegiate sprinter won her first race in 2017 when she competed for Indiana State as a freshman at the IWU Midwest Classic. While at Youngstown State, she competed in the 60 meters final at the Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Championships and 100 meters final at the Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Also while at Youngstown State, she was on the Horizon League Spring Honor Roll list.
Nicollette "Nickie" Dixon
McKinney, Texas' Nickie Dixon competes collegiately for Oklahoma State. In 2019, she became an All-American as a member of Oklahoma State's Distance Medley Relay squad. Her team placed third at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships. That team also won the Big 12 Championships, winning the Distance Medley Relay title with a time of 11:37.71. This year Dixon qualified for and competed in the 1,600-meter relay prelim at the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships. She scored points for Oklahoma State with a fifth and seventh place finish in the 1,600-meter relay and 400-meter relay in the Big 12 Championships. Oklahoma State finished fourth overall at the conference championship meet.
A native of Oxon Hill, Maryland, Jakia Brown-Turner is a six-footer who is known for her three-point shot. She drained 37 percent from three while averaging 13.5 points per game during her second season at North Carolina State. Brown-Turner finished the season as an Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention selection. She was also named First Team All-ACC where she was Player of the Week on February 22. Her season high was 25 points which she scored in a home win over rival North Carolina. She made 10-of-16 shots including four-of-five from three-point territory. Brown-Turner, who plays both guard and forward, posted two double-doubles during the season. One was a 10-point, 10-rebound effort in the NCAA Tournament during an opening round win against North Carolina A&T.
Last season, DiDi Richards became a bit of a national hero as she overcame a career threatening spinal cord injury where she had to re-learn how to walk. She recovered and led Baylor in assists and a 28-3 finish. Richards had five games with 10 or more assists. She was drafted by the New York Liberty and debuted in the WNBA on May 14. She registered a season high five assists in a win over Dallas.