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Superstar Mo’ne Davis ‘Just One of the Girls’ on Hampton’s Softball Team

Mo’ne Davis is perhaps the most unique college athlete ever. But at the same time the freshman middle infielder on the Hampton University women’s softball team is no different than any other college student, and that’s how she wants to be treated.

Never mind that at age 14 she became the first African-American girl to compete in the Little League World Series with an all-star team from Philadelphia and the first girl in history to pitch a shutout and earn a win.

Disregard that Time magazine named her one of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, and Sports Illustrated Kids named her SportsKid of the Year for 2014. So, what if Spike Lee directed and produced a documentary about her titled, Mo’ne Davis: I Throw Like a Girl, and American League MVP Mike Trout and NBA MVP Kevin Durant sent her congratulatory messages.

“I came here to get an education," Davis says of becoming a Hampton Pirate. “That’s the bigger picture. We’re all here to graduate." Finish reading on Diverse Education.