Brain And Brawn: Tennis Star Venus Williams Receives Degree From Indiana University East
Venus Williams has taken her talents to the classroom. The star player who has won seven grand slam titles, has hit the books in her off-season and landed a huge prize, a business administration degree.
“I’ve learned so much,” Williams stated in an official press release. “It was always my dream to have a business degree, and I ended up going to art school so many times, but in the back of my head I felt like I needed the tools to be a better leader, to be a better planner, to be better at all of the things I wanted to do in my businesses because I’m so hands-on.”
Williams, whose sportswear brand Eleven has reached new heights with the addition of sponsored athletes, is making it her mission to be present in all aspects of her brand. With multiple endeavors already into play including her clothing line, interior design firm and co-ownership of the Miami Dolphins football team with sister Serena, the knowledge Williams has is sure to pay off in the long run.
Williams is striking from the top on and off the court. According to Indiana University East, Williams was able to complete her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration online and sealed the deal during her first visit to the campus last week. Venus Williams is showing the world that it is never too late to stop learning and growing.