On the football field or on the dance floor, 31-year-old Leah Hinkle has moves that impress.
Hinkle, a linebacker for the Portland Shockwave of the Women’s Football Alliance and Latin dance enthusiast, will join 44 other women selected to play for the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team in football. Team USA competes June 28 to July 6 in Vantaa, Finland, in the second International Federation of American Football Women’s World Championship.
USA Football caught up with the hard-hitting, salsa-dancing linebacker for a Team USA Q&A:
Kevin Hogan (Stanford) and Kyle Frazier (Auburn) were teammates on the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team.
Together, they helped Team USA beat the IFAF World Team, 21-14, in the second annual International Bowl in Austin, Texas.
Still early in their college careers – Frazier enters his junior season with the Tigers; Hogan is a redshirt sophomore – both are expected to begin 2013 as starters.
The pair was among 10 possible emerging stars by CBSsports.com’s Chris Huston. Here’s what he wrote:
Since the fourth grade, football has been part of Brittany Bushman’s life.
Bushman, who played Pop Warner and high school football before becoming a quarterback for the Dallas Diamonds, will join 44 other women selected to play for the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team in football. Team USA will compete June 28 to July 6 in Vantaa, Finland, in the second International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship.
Learn more about Bushman in our Team USA Tuesday Q&A: