The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series is pleased to welcome:
Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion Goalkeeper
"Tackling Obstacles and Achieving Dreams"
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building
McDonough School of Business
A reception to follow in Fisher Colloquium
Briana Scurry is widely thought of as one of the world’s-best female soccer goalkeepers. After being named starting goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team in 1994, she helped lead the team in two Olympic gold medals (1996 and 2004) and had 173 international appearances – a record amongst female soccer players. With over 90,000 screaming fans watching, Briana made history in 1999 after an astounding shoot-out save against China, which resulted in a championship win. Her talent protecting the goal –she had 71 shut-outs -- and her team’s unprecedented success led to a huge increase of women’s soccer fans, and inspired millions.
Briana was also one of the first women in the world to participate in a woman’s paid professional league in 2001. As captain of the Atlanta Beat, she played in two WUSA Championship Games and in 2003 she was named Goalkeeper of the Year. She continued playing until 2010, when a debilitating head-injury led to her retirement.
With dedication, determination and passion, she continues spreading her love of the game through motivational speaking and coaching. Briana had the distinct honor and privilege to testify before Congress in March 2014 on Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in sports.
Briana was recently selected for U.S. Soccer All-Time best XI National Team lineup. Briana’s ability to inspire, both on and off the field, has helped pave the way for women’s soccer everywhere.
The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series brings to Georgetown’s campus leaders who are renowned in their fields to share their unique experiences with the school’s students and alumni and to engage in dialogue about leadership in an ever-changing world.