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Ogonna Nnamani On Being Hazed

SPORTS CAN BATTLE RACISM: As a force in education through sports, we vow not to stop at condemnation, but to strive to be a force for reconciliation, through the collaborative actions with coaches throughout our country.

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Volleyball player Ogonna Nnamani is a former U.S. National Team Member and Olympic Silver Medalist. She was the Gatorade National Player of the Year, and then led the Stanford University team to two NCAA National Championships.

Nnamani discusses how she dealt with a hazing situation as an athlete in this short clip. She was brave enough to refuse to participate in an initiation experience that turned into hazing. Her approach left her feeling empowered, and athletes can learn from her decision. Taking a stand against these rituals when activities are crossing the line is the best way to protect yourself, and your team, from making a bad decision about initiation.