Breaking Barriers in a Male-Dominated Sport
Once upon a time (before I got into skateboarding professionally), I did go to college. I went to Radford University, a liberal arts school nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. I earned my BFA in visual arts there and graduated in 2000. If you would have asked me back then if I knew I would have pursued professional skating, I would have laughed at you. Funny how things come to be in this world! Anyway, RU just posted up an Alumna profile on me and my skateboarding. Make sure to check out the link and here are some pics of the campus and surrounding scenery there. Thanks for the memories, RU!
Knoop says that some of her fondest skating memories are of those riding with friends, listening to music and learning new tricks. “Those times are priceless, and that’s why I love skating,” she said. However, perhaps the monumental moment of her skating life came when “ESPN announced prize purse equality for all women's events at the X-Games from our hard work with the Alliance,” she said" For the full article, please click here.