20 Female Athletes Who Are Hot and Smart

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Hot and Smart Female Athletes

10 Female Athletes Who Are Both Hot and Smart
Kyle Terada - USATODAY Sports

We often think of athletes as one-dimensional, believing that the only thing they are gifted at is their athletic ability and their ability to perform well on the field at court. But that’s not always the case; many athletes not only excel in their sport, but intellectually as well. It often goes unnoticed, but many college athletes perform as well in the classroom as they do on the field. Even professional athletes have endeavors away from the field that showcase their intelligence.

With female athletes, our ignorance is even worse. So many times even their great athletic prowess comes secondary to their physical beauty. By the time we get past their looks and their athleticism, we pay absolutely no attention to what they’re capable of doing away from the field, unless they also do modeling on the side. Thus, we have come up with a list of female athletes that kick butt on the field, look good while doing so, and are also incredibly smart away from the field.

These ladies are true triple threats: brains, beauty and outstanding athletic ability. This is quite an exclusive list of multi-talented women in the sports world, and all are among the best athletes in their sports. Obviously, all are very attractive physically, but please make note of their accomplishments, not only athletically, but what they’ve done and accomplished away from sports that show their intelligence. Without further adieu, here is our list of women athletes that are both hot and smart.

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20. Allison Baver, speed skater

20. Allison Baver, speed skater
Facebook.com/Allison-Baver

Not only is she attractive and an Olympic medalist in speed skating, but Allison majored in marketing at Penn State and has an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

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19. Jennie Finch, softball

19. Jennie Finch, softball
Facebook.com/Jennie-Finch

Jennie is the lovely face of softball, but she's also a graduate of Arizona and a published author.

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18. Skylar Diggins, basketball

18. Skylar Diggins, basketball
Skylar Diggins Facebook

Skylar's college choices game down to Notre Dame and Stanford; that's all you need to know about how smart she is.

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17. Ellen Hoog, field hockey

17. Ellen Hoog, field hockey
Ellen Hoog Facebook

Ellen is not just an attractive and talented field hockey player, but she also wrote columns for a Dutch newspaper, had an internship at a sports magazine, and writes a fashion blog. Anybody who can write as much and as well as she does is incredibly smart, trust me.

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16. Candace Parker, basketball

16. Candace Parker, basketball
Facebook.com/candaceparker

She can dunk and was an Academic All American with a 3.55 GPA at Tennessee.

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15. Hope Solo, soccer

15. Hope Solo, soccer
Hope Solo Facebook

Not only is she best female goalkeeper in the world, but she wrote an autobiography that opened at No. 3 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Solo has also appeared on many documentaries speaking intelligently about the place of women in sports.

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14. Ronda Rousey, MMA

14. Ronda Rousey, MMA
Ronda Rousey Facebook

Ronda comes from a smart family, and is smart enough to speak her mind and criticize others without fear. She was also among the top 30 on Maxim's hot 100 list, but you probably know that already.

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13. Victoria Pendleton, cyclist

13. Victoria Pendleton, cyclist
Facebook.com/VictoriaPendletonOfficial

Victoria is an Olympic gold medalist who has been incredibly smart at branding herself. She was also smart enough to get her degree from Northumbria University in England before turning pro.

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12. Caroline Wozniacki, tennis

12. Caroline Wozniacki, tennis
Caroline Wozniacki's Facebook Page

Just another hot and talented tennis players who happens to be fluent in three languages.

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11. Kiira Korpi, figure skater

11. Kiira Korpi, figure skater
Facebook.com/KiiraKorpi

In addition to being one of the most beautiful figure skaters in the world, Kiira speaks four languages.

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10. Sydney Leroux, soccer

10. Sydney Leroux, soccer
Sydney Leroux on Twitter

Not only is she a key member of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team and one of the fastest players in the world, but she also attended UCLA, which has pretty decent academics.

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9. Natalie Gulbis, golf

9. Natalie Gulbis, golf
Twitter.com/Natalie_gulbis

Natalie is one of the hottest female golfers around. Before she turned pro she spent a year at the University of Arizona. She also wrote a monthly advice column for FHM and has easily crossed over into business and television with a lot of success.

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8. Fatima Moreira De Melo, field hockey

8. Fatima Moreira De Melo, field hockey
Facebook.com/Fatima.moreirademelo

Fatima is a great dutch field hockey player, and quite a beauty, but she's also studied law, so she has plenty of brains in addition to her looks.

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7. Heather Mitts, soccer

7. Heather Mitts, soccer
Facebook.com/heathermitts

Mitts was a great soccer player for the U.S. Women's National Team, but she also has an advertising degree from Florida, and has made a smooth transition from player to analyst, coming off as incredibly smart and knowledgeable as a soccer commentator.

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6. Natalie Coughlin, swimmer

6. Natalie Coughlin, swimmer
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She's an Olympic medalist, she has model good looks and she has a psychology degree from Cal Berkeley. That makes her a true triple threat.

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5. Allison Stokke, pole vault

5. Allison Stokke, pole vault
Twitter.com/allisonstokke

Allison is an incredible pole vaulter and incredibly hot. She also attended Cal Berkeley, which as we know is a top-notch academic institution.

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4. Amanda Beard, swimmer

4. Amanda Beard, swimmer
Amanda Beard Twitter

We know about Amanda's prowess as a swimmer, but she also overcame dyslexia as a child and attended the University of Arizona, and has now gone on to become a spokesperson for wildlife groups and a correspondent on television covering sporting events.

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3. Malia Jones, surfing

3. Malia Jones, surfing
Malia Jones Twitter

Malia is agonizingly beautiful, and in addition to being a surfer and model, she has done commercials, consulted on the movie Lilo & Stitch, and designs a line of swimwear. She's essentially a quintuple threat that just happens to be exceptionally hot.

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2. Stacy Keibler, wrestler

Stacy Keibler, wrestler
Facebook.com/stacykeibler

We know about her drop-dead gorgeous looks, but Stacy majored in Mass Communications at Towson University, where she put up an impressive 3.7 GPA.

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1. Alex Morgan, soccer

Alex Morgan, soccer
Facebook.com/AlexMorganSoccer

Alex is the queen of American soccer and has model good looks, but she's also a published author who has developed a three-book series about soccer for young girls, making her incredibly smart and a great role model.


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