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born 1989

Maya Moore began shooting hoops on a basket her mom propped against their apartment door. The two moved around a lot, but sports helped Maya find new family wherever they went. She started competing at 7 and grew up to be one the game's greatest. In high school and college, Maya won all but 8 games. Since then, the power forward has racked up every major championship + award ~ including MVPs, 3 WNBA titles, 3 NCAA titles, a FIBA World Championship and an Olympic gold.

The unstoppable competitor is also known for her winning leadership + devout faith. Keeping her eyes turned upward helps the superstar stay grounded. Maya loves the game, but her true calling is to use it as a vehicle for good. “I judge my success," she says, "by the impact.”

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her quotes

all quotes by Maya Moore (12)

"Anything where you're keeping score, I want to win."

Boo Williams Girls Invitational: Can't Keep Her Down | april 2006

"Every time you play anything, there's a chance that you can win. There's no reason not to compete no matter what you're playing."

Boo Williams Girls Invitational: Can't Keep Her Down | april 2006

"I've learned so many different leadership qualities that can't be taken away like a game can."

following her final game at UConn {a loss to Notre Dame} | april 2011

"If you overthink things, the moment will pass you by."

How WNBA Star Maya Moore Lives Her Best Life | august 2011

"If I compete my hardest, I can't fail."

What Maya Moore Learned | december 2013

"Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t."

Moore's career night leads Lynx over Atlanta in 2 OT | july 2014

"It’s not necessarily about out-working the person across from me. It’s out-working that voice inside of me that says, ‘I’m too tired. I don’t feel like doing it. I can settle.’"

Maya Moore MVP Press Conference | august 2014

"Coming in every day and walking the walk. That’s what you want to do as a leader."

Maya Moore MVP Press Conference | august 2014

"You’re not designed to thrive by yourself."

Maya Moore In-Depth Interview | september 2014

"Sports helps you have automatic family."

Maya Moore In-Depth Interview | september 2014

"I judge my success by the impact."

Maya Moore In-Depth Interview | september 2014

"When you rise, when your greatness is authentic—that's what captures imaginations. That's when people see you."

(In)Visibility | april 2015
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curated with care by Alicia Williamson {march 2015}