My Leaders & Role Models Ashley


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My Leaders & Role Models Ashley

  1. 1. My Leaders & Role Models By: Ashley Merwald
  2. 2. Michael Phelps <ul><li>Born: June 30, 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Lake Point area of Baltimore City Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming is his current career </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Towson High School in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>2004 to 2008, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor </li></ul><ul><li>Started swimming at age 7 to provide him outlet for energy. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accomplishments <ul><li>American Swimmer of the Year Award 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>World Championship Swimmer of the meet in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Record for the most gold medals - 14 gold medals </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quotes <ul><li>I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, 'Well, what do I do? What's best for me?' I need to look into options for the future. </li></ul><ul><li>I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along. Both by Michael Phelps </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why I Admire Him <ul><li>I admire Michael Phelps of his athletic ability to swim </li></ul><ul><li>I admire him because I want to be a swimmer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jennie Finch <ul><li>Born: September 3 rd ,1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in La Mirada, California </li></ul><ul><li>Softball Player for the USA National Softball Team </li></ul>
  8. 8. Background <ul><li>La Mirada High School </li></ul><ul><li>She then went to the university of Arizona and played softball there </li></ul><ul><li>Playing softball since she was five been pitching since eight </li></ul>
  9. 9. Accomplishments <ul><li>Lettered four times in softball and twice in basketball, volleyball </li></ul><ul><li>Named the National Pro Fast Pitch Co-Pitcher of the Year 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Team won the gold medal at the 2004 Sumer Olympics </li></ul><ul><li>Team got a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics </li></ul>
  10. 10. Quotes <ul><li>“ When I was growing up, softball had stereotypes along with other female sports. But society is definitely changing since the WNBA and WUSA. Muscles on female athletes are OK now. Young girls can look up to beautiful, athletic, fit women.” </li></ul><ul><li>My life has been centered around sports. It is where I have met my closest friends and shaped the values that have made me a successful athlete, student and role model for young people.” </li></ul><ul><li>By Jennie Finch </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why I Admire Her <ul><li>I admire her because of her athletic ability to play 3 sports </li></ul><ul><li>I admire her because she does softball because she has grown up to do the sport </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE END!!