Couldn't help but notice that Harvard hockey star and three-time Olympian Julie Chu is among the athletes profiled in the 2011 edition of ESPN's annual "Body Issue," in which everybody's favorite sports stars are photographed in tasteful states of nudity. Yes, all naked. Including the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history:
From her interview:
Have you ever felt self-conscious?To see the rest of the athletes photographed in the 2011 Body Issue (including Apolo Anton Ohno), go to ESPN.com here and espnW here.
I was 5-foot-8 and about 128 pounds in the sixth grade. I was a giant. Looking back at old soccer videos from second grade, I think, "Who is that next to those little kids?!" I was fortunate, though, because I was naïve and oblivious about my size. It's a testament to the people I had around me -- my parents and friends who didn't treat me differently or make me feel awkward about being so tall. And the sports world gave me the confidence and self-awareness to be proud of what I look like. So I've always felt pretty good about my body.