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Perseverance Personified: How Chanel Hudson-Marks Went From the UofM to the World Cup

Creating a legacy isn't always about sustained success over a long period of time. Sometimes, it's about having persistence, being receptive to change and taking full advantage of the most important moments you're presented. The soccer journey of recent University of Memphis graduate Chanel Hudson-Marks serves as a prime example.

Hudson-Marks' determination through an admittedly up-and-down playing career at the UofM has led her to the pinnacle of her sport — the Women's World Cup. She'll walk onto the pitch as a member of the Jamaican team June 9 at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France, as the first-ever Women's World Cup participant from the UofM.