1992 & 1993 MAC Hermann Trophy Winner
College: University of North Carolina
Hometown: Selma, AL
Hamm played for the UNC women’s soccer team from 1989-1994. She red-shirted in 1991 to prepare for and participate in the 1991 Inaugural Women’s World Cup. Hamm led the Tarheels to four NCAA championships, and finished her collegiate career with two MAC Hermann Trophies and as the Atlantic Coastal Conference’s all-time leading scorer in goals (103), assists (72), and points (278).
In 1987, at 15 years old, Mia Hamm was the youngest to ever play for the US National Team. She would go on to become the most famous female soccer player of all time. Hamm competed as a member of the United States National Team in four World Cup tournaments: China 1991, Sweden 1995, United States 1999 and United States 2003; and three Olympics tournaments: Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. In total, she played in 38 matches and scored 13 goals at seven global tournaments. With her teammates, Hamm finished third at two World Cup tournaments in 1995 and 2003, second at the 2000 Olympics, and first at the World Cup in 1991 and 1999 and at the Olympics in 1996 and 2004. Hamm retired in 2004 with 275 International Caps, 158 goals, and 144 assists.
Other accolades for Mia include being elected U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year five years in a row from 1994 to 1998, and winning three ESPY awards including Soccer Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. In 2006, Hamm was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame followed by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on March 11, 2008. In 2007, during her first year of eligibility, Hamm was selected for induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. In 2008, an image of her silhouette was used in the logo for the second professional women's soccer league in the U.S (Women’s Professional Soccer). In 2013, Hamm became the first woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame. She recently became a Co-Owner of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club.