Toni Harris, a talented 24-year-old woman who gained notoriety for being the first American woman to attend college on a fully funded football scholarship, has earned four degrees.
Toni Harris overcome a number of obstacles, including gender-based difficulties and ovarian cancer, which she was told she had when she was 18 years old.
As opposed to other women who had accepted football scholarships, she did so as a position player, making her the first female to do so.
She attended Redford Union High School in Michigan and was raised in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States.
She has always been a football fan since she was 4 years old and started practising what she sees on screen until she herself played football during grade school
Eventually, she entered her high school’s football team with teammates who were not comfortable with her inclusion at first.
“It took them some time to warm up to me. But once they did, they were loving, they were supportive – and eventually, everybody else got on board,” Harris said in an interview with Blavity.
She fought on with courage despite people telling her she couldn’t move from high school football to college.
Shortly after high school, she entered East Los Angeles College to be able to play free safety with the community college team.READ ALSO: Homeless 17-year-old boy wins $3m scholarship to study Engineering in US, good achievement
Later, Toni Harris completed a four-year football scholarship at Central Methodist University in Missouri, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Political Science.
At the age of 24, she had obtained her fourth degree, a bachelor’s.
On LinkedIn, Toni posted a message in honor of her accomplishment: “God is within her, she will not fail ” Having four degrees at age 24, life is good.
She continued on to further her education by enrolling in the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States, to pursue a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections.