Menford Danso Owusu, Ghana, West Africa
"Starting tennis at age 4, I lived across from a tennis court so it made it easier for me. There were lots of struggles to find the right equipment as my family wasn't privileged. I made the junior national team by age 9, and I gave it my all from there.I was recruited into the national program where I was able to have enough access to equipment. Junior tournaments gave me the necessary experience and exposure, and I got offered a scholarship to play college tennis in the United States."
Priscila A. Barros, Brazil
"Soccer is everything to me and I played since I was very little. I came to the U.S. as an student-athlete, which gave me the opportunity to receive an full athletic scholarship to get my education."