Kesha “Champ” Champion (NASM Certified Personal Trainer)
Kesha Champion was born and raised in Hampton Roads, Virginia. She actively participated in multiple school sports such as basketball, volleyball, cross country, and track and field. She attended Great Bridge High before transferring, sophomore year, to Indian River High School where she continued to play varsity basketball. The Braves of Indian River High School obtained many accolades including District Titles, Regional Titles, and appearances in the State Championship games. There were six seniors in their class, and four went on to become Division I student-athletes; Kesha was among those four recruited seniors.
Champ attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. She was a four year student-athlete completing a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. At the end of freshman year, Champ was named to the Patriot League All Rookie Team. Sophomore year she transitioned to the team’s point guard position. During her junior year the team won the Patriot League Regular Season Title and a berth to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Champ was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year. Senior year the team won the Patriot League Tournament and Kesha was named to the All Tournament Team and Tournament MVP. With the Championship Title, the team earned a national rank and traveled to the NCAA Tournament.
Bucknell University faced many nationally ranked teams during Kesha’s time in the program including teams such as Duke, Michigan State, and University of North Carolina. Champ’s career high achievement was against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium with 21 points. She is currently ranked top 10 in the University’s records for single season assists, career assists and career steals. She is top 20 in points as a 1,000+ point scorer. Also, despite a partially torn ligament in her knee during preseason and a broken finger, she has played and started in every game in her career. Champ holds the University record for games started (120), consecutive games started (120), and tied for games played (120).
After graduating, Champ began work as a Systems Engineer while volunteering to coach various youth programs. She has coached a 13U girl’s travel basketball team, 10U boy’s recreational basketball team, 8U co-ed recreational basketball team, 14U/16U/18U girls travel softball teams and JV/Varsity Girl’s High School Basketball. Champ is driven to help improve the strength, speed, and agility of student-athletes in pursuit of higher education and competition. The journey began at Prodigy Training with youth softball and baseball players; it has grown to include student-athletes ranging from 7 years of age to the collegiate level of various sports such as basketball, volleyball, track and field, field hockey, and soccer.
Champ continued her athletic competition by playing in the Semi-Pro Nike West 4th Basketball Tournament in NYC. She has also played quarterback and outside linebacker for a professional women’s football team that won the 2012 Diamond Bowl. Champ was named to the League All-Star team and Diamond Bowl MVP for that season. She currently plays for a Women’s Flag Football team which recently finished 2nd in the 2017 USFTL National Championship.