Olympic Medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab, and became the first Muslim American female athlete to medal for Team USA at the Rio Olympics.
Ibtihaj was a 3-time All American and graduated from Duke University with a dual major in International Relations and African Studies, and minor in Arabic. In 2014, Muhammad launched her own clothing company, Louella, which aims to bring modest, affordable, fashionable clothing to the United States market.
Ibtihaj is a sports ambassador with the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy program, traveling to various countries to engage in dialogue on the importance of sports and education. Named to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential list in 2016, Ibtihaj is an important figure in a larger global discussion. Her voice continues to unite both the sports and non-sports world.