Shaquanda Gainey

Shaquanda Gainey
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2015-2018
Jersey Number: 83
Position: WR
Age: 26
Height: 5-3
Weight: 121
Hometown: Camden, NJ
High School: Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts HS (NJ)
College: Hampton University
Occupation: Health/Physical Education Teacher

Shaquanda Gainey Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
Marion Jones…she was a jack of all trades, just like I am. She’s very athletic and competitive in any sport.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My family and partner…they inspire me to always follow my dreams.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
God…I would love to know how He does what He does!
Who is your female sports idol?
Marion Jones.
Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
Allen Iverson…he is the best point guard ever!
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
I love to do any physical activity – playing basketball, riding bikes, running, jumping, anything!
What is your favorite movie?
Coming to America.
What is your favorite TV show?
How To Get Away With Murder.
What is your favorite travel location?
What is your favorite food?
Who is your favorite musician or group?
Boyz II Men.
What is your favorite quote?
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Athletic, loving, determined.
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To be an athletic director or a recreational supervisor.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Track and field.
What is your favorite sports memory?
Being picked for a full athletic scholarship at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in 2009.
How did you hear about women’s football?
Someone from the team saw me at my basketball game and asked me to try out.
Why do you want to play women’s football?
I love to be on a team full of dedicated, hard-working, successful women that share the same passion as I do!
What does it mean to you to be a D.C. Diva?
A diva is a female version of a hustler! We hustle for success…we hustle for our families…we hustle for each other…we are Divas!


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