Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WCW: Venus Williams

From the tennis court to the classroom, Venus Williams has been earning aces wherever she goes! This week's Woman Crush Wednesday is best known for her accomplishments in tennis. Currently ranked World No. 11, Venus has won numerous titles in both singles and doubles with her sister, Serena, as her partner.

Venus is credited with revolutionizing the way women play tennis and has continued that legacy. She played a key role in a partnership between Indiana University East and the Women's Tennis Benefits Association to help female tennis players earn online degrees while still playing tennis. Venus was the first graduate of the partnership, earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from IU East after completing her final class this summer. This is Venus's second degree; her first was an associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2007. She has combined her knowledge of both fields to create EleVen, her clothing line that promotes female empowerment and expression, and encourages healthy lifestyles both mentally and physically.

Congratulations, Venus!

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