Volleyballer and New EcoAthletes Champion Naya Crittenden Brings Tenacity, Passion to #ClimateComeback
Naya Crittenden has been an athlete from the time she could walk. But she didn’t start to play what would become her professional sport — volleyball — until the relatively ripe age of 16. And while the California native was exposed to environmentalism as a toddler, her interest in leading climate action is of a much more recent vintage.
Crittenden’s work ethic, passion, and ability to overcome serious obstacles, obvious throughout her volleyball journey, are what led EcoAthletes founder Lew Blaustein to invite her to become the organization’s newest Champion.
“Naya’s volleyball career has been filled with challenges that would’ve stopped 99 percent of humans,”
“But not Naya. She used those obstacles as fuel — carbon-free fuel at that — to succeed on the court. That same ability will serve her well as she takes on the #ClimateComeback as an EcoAthletes Champion.”
Running was Crittenden’s first and very early foray into sports.
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