Episode 75: Inspiring The Next Generation of Athletes with Deja McClendon & Jordan Larson

To celebrate International Woman’s Day, Eric welcomes two female star athletes to the show. Deja McClendon and Jordan Larson are players in the new Athletes Unlimited Professional Volleyball league, the first indoor professional Volleyball league in the United States. Deja is from Louisville, Kentucky, she was Miss KY Volleyball in 2009 and has been playing oversees since 2013. Jordan played her college Volleyball at the University of Nebraska, she has won multiple Olympic Medals and is currently ranked the #1 player in the AAU Volleyball League.

Deja and Jordan are leading by example and inspiring the next generation of athletes. Today on the show, they talk about:

Their transition from collège Volleyball to playing overseas (2:42)

Details about the new Volleyball League (5:30)

How they use mental motivation to their advantage (8:33)

The impact a Professional Volleyball League in the U.S. can have (9:11)

Standing out and fitting in as a female in sports (11:00)

Overcoming obstacles such as sexism and racism in sports today (14:00)

Their most fulfilling athletic accomplishment (17:45)

How Covid has impacted their career (20:21)

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