Part XXIV: Hot Summer Bods in Women's Sports & Fitness
True believers, warriors and champions
It's the 24th edition and you guys are going to love this one. We've got women proving doubters wrong, standing up for those who may not know how to stand up for themselves and becoming first time champions in the field of competition.
Welcome once more to the greatness that is the 24th installment of the "Hot Summer Bods in Women's Sports & Fitness."
After a beast like season where she posted averages of 18.6 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks at Middle Tennessee during the 2014-15 season, Cheyenne Parker was picked fifth by the Chicago Sky in the WNBA draft.
The Sky have made the playoffs in three of her five seasons. The 6-4 forward has made her mark in the league. During the 2018 season she was ninth in the league with a .531 field goal percentage. In 2019 she was tenth in the league with 42 blocks.
Her 114,000 followers on Instagram can get a lot from her account. On her IGTV section, one can see various workout clips. She also shares her views on the struggles of being a women's player. "I've had a teacher tell me, 'Oh you'll never even play college basketball,'" she told a group of young listeners. "[I] smiled at them and said, Okay, my momma said different."
Parker said, "I think the WNBA is a really big part of women's history and I think right now, we're in women's history. We're the stepping stones for what's to come for women and I think it's only going to get better. Right now we're advocating for it to be better, so I think 20 years from now it's going to be great.
Northern Kentucky hurdler and jumper Kayla Thompson is one of the most amazing people alive. A talented singer, dancer who has done a little acting and modeling while being a student and activist. With all of that she's worked with the NAACP on her campus as well as won a Horizon League championship in the 100-meter hurdles.
This is the second time Thompson has been featured in this series, making her the fourth person to do so. Her style and beauty compliments her intelligence and hard work ethic, making her a well rounded individual who contributes to her community.
During her sophomore season, Rayna Horner won her first conference championship. The up and coming track star at the University of Toledo was a participant in the Distance Medley Relay at the Mid-American Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Horner was a state champion during her days in high school. She was on the 1,600-meter relay team at Covington High School in Ohio, during the 2018 season. She had the top 400-meter time on the Division III level of Ohio high school competitors. Horner also racked up a state runner-up finish as a member of the 800-meter relay squad.
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