B.A., Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
M.A., Integrated Marketing Communications, University of Mississippi
Brett Ball is a native of Mississippi and a former women's basketball student-athlete at the University of South Carolina. Shortly after arriving her freshman year, she was diagnosed with a career-ending injury. Her injury sparked her research interest in athlete's mental health, which eventually led to her dissertation on social media, identity and Black female student-athletes' body image. In addition to research, Brett is a content creator and seeks to combine her research interests with visual storytelling with hopes of translating her research to diverse audiences.
social media, sports, body image, and Black female student-athletes