Mia Hamm: Olympic Gold Medalist and So Much More

By: Emery Hasenstab

Mia Hamm: How She Achieved So Many "Goals"

         Mia Hamm has had many great accomplishments in her life time. She was elected the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year five years in a row from 1994 to 1998, and winning three ESPY awards including Soccer Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. In 2006, she was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame followed by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on March 11, 2008. In 1997 Mia Hamm was named Sportswomen of the Year. In 2013, she became the first woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame located in Mexico. In 2014, Hamm was named one of ESPNW's Impact 25. On May 22, 1999, she broke the all-time international goal scoring record with 108 goals. Later in the year, Hamm was given a building that was given to her by Nike. She retired from the national team in 2004 with 158 goals in the nternational competition. Mia Hamm had many accomplishments during her soccer career.

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Hamm, Mia, and Aaron Heifetz. Go for the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life. New York: Quill, 2000. Print

Accomplishments

Mia Hamm: How She Became Successful During School

         Mia Hamm went to the University of North Carolina in 1989 and boosted their soccer team. Not only did she play on the schools soccer team, she also graduated with a political science degree. The one thing that Hamm loved so much about going to The University of North Carolina, was that during soccer practice she never had to apologize for any mistakes. During the time Hamm played on the team, they won ninety four games and only lost one. She finished up her schooling in 1994 with a college degree and a future career in soccer.

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Hamm, Mia, and Aaron Heifetz. Go for the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life. New York: Quill, 2000. Print

Schooling

Mia Hamm: Life Off The Soccer Field

         While Hamm was at the University of North Carolina, they won four NCAA soccer championships during her playing years there: 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993. Hamm sat out the 1991 college season. After her brother Garrett died in 1997, Hamm created the Mia Hamm Foundation to raise funds for bone marrow research (definition at the bottom). She loved her brother very much and was devastated when he died. Mia Hamm said, "My brother Garrett is my inspiration." She was divorced after six years to her first husband. She then married Boston Red Sox shortstop, Nomar Garciaparra on November 22, 2003, in Goleta, California in a ceremony attended by a few hundred guests. Hamm only took a few days off of training to get married. She retired from the national team in 2004 with many great memories and a very successful career that everyone will remember. On March 27, 2007, Hamm gave birth to twin girls, Grace Isabella and Ava Caroline. The couple had a son, named Garrett Anthony, in January 2012. Mia Hamm was very successful on and off the field.

Definition of Bone Marrow- Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your body, the white blood cells that fight infections, and the platelets that help with blood clotting.

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Hamm, Mia, and Aaron Heifetz. Go for the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life. New York: Quill, 2000. Print

Designation of Author:

         Emery Hasenstab is a 6th grader at Holman Middle School. She lives in Glen Allen, Virginia with her parents and older sister, Evan. Emery chose to make a website and do her report on Mia Hamm because Mia is one of her inspirations. Mia possesses great personal and athletic qualities which inspire Emery to be a better person and player. Emery’s hobbies include swimming and playing soccer, of course. She is on the elite team for her local soccer club, The Richmond Strikers. In the future, she would like to play soccer for her middle and high school teams and perhaps college team one day. I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about the author of “Mia Hamm: Olympic Medalist and So Much More.”

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I like how there is so much information. There was also many dates included and now i know about Mia Hamm!-Addie

2 years ago
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I had never even heard about Mia Ham until I read this webpage. I loved the Schooling organizer and the slideshow. Great job, ~OLIVIA~

2 years ago
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ur website is bootiful and I like the backround on the website with da socca balls is amaing

2 years ago
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-olivia w