Jul 28, 2020
In this conversation, Dr. Bob has the pleasure of speaking with one of his former patients, Marissa Irvin Gould. Marissa is a former professional tennis player and author of the award winning children's book: "A Magical Racquet Ride." In this dynamic episode, Dr. Bob and Marissa talk about everything from her impressive pro tennis career, to the importance of sports for kids and the inspiration for writing her book! You absolutely will not want to miss this episode.
Marissa is a mother of three, award winning author, elementary school teacher, and a former professional tennis player on the WTA tour. During her tennis career, she competed in twenty-two Grand Slam events and notched wins over players who reached number one in the world including Justine Henin, Anastasia Myskina, Dinara Safina, and Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario. She holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University where she was also an NCAA Champion, PAC-10 Champion, 4-Time All-American, Academic All-American, and the winner of the Honda Award for the Nation's top female collegiate athlete in her sport. Following her tennis career, Marissa decided to turn her attention to her other passions: children and education. She earned a Master's degree in Education from Pepperdine University and a California Teaching Credential. As an educator, she has taught kindergarten and third grade, and several years ago, authored her first children’s picture book, A Magical Racquet Ride, which won a prestigious Mom's Choice Award and set her off on a whirlwind tour of readings, book signings, and the opportunity to advocate for children to read more books and get outside to play tennis!
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