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MOAA Member Monday - London Wood

Jan. 8, 2018

London Wood - University of Miami 

Why did you join MOAA?
To better understand college athletics from the minority perspective; while improving my overall knowledge in this field.

Name something most people don't know about you.
I used to work in a Nuclear Power Plant.

If you hadn’t chosen a profession in athletics, what would your profession be?
Spent many years working for a public utility in the electric distribution area - would still be working in that field.

What is one of the greatest aspects of being involved in athletics?
Positively impacting young people.

What is the theme song playing in your head when you have to get something tough done?
Could be almost anything by Prince.

If you could spend one day with a sports figure, dead or alive, who would it be? Why?
Muhammad Ali, he sacrificed a great deal while standing up for something he believed in, just as Colin Kaepernick is doing today.

What is your favorite movie? Why?
Lone Survivor - it was the ultimate display of teamwork and self-sacrifice.

What is the last thing someone has come back and thanked you for professionally?
Helping to understand what a PSA needed to do to be eligible to compete.

Best thing your mentor told you?
Keep your head down.

Fill in the blank: I wished I would have_______.
Gone to college right out of high school.

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