Meet the stunning 6'3 basketball star making mega bucks while showcasing her life on social media
By Raven Saunt For Dailymail.Com,2023-03-30
This stunning 6ft 3in basketball star has been taking the world by storm both on and off the court - and she shows no signs of slowing down.
Anna Camden, from Downingtown, was first thrust into the limelight as a forward for basketball team Penn State Lady Lions.
But the 22-year-old has now gained an even bigger army of fans by candidly showcasing her 'rollercoaster life' on social media.
The athlete is now hoping to channel her online fame to become a sportscaster and she is already making huge waves in the world of media.
The athlete first shot to fame with her enviable success out on the basketball court
Anna's basketball career took off when she joined the Lady Lions and became a consistent starter during her four-year stint on the team.
But earlier this month she announced that she would be looking to transfer elsewhere, finishing her impressive Penn State career with averages of 5.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game across 111 contests.
In a statement about starting a new venture, she wrote: 'I will forever bleed blue and white and cheer on the Nittany lions. Happy Valley will always be my home.
'With that being said, every cub leaves home eventually. After graduating this spring, I will be taking my fifth year of eligibility elsewhere.
'I cannot thank the community enough for how it has embraced me throughout these four years and will miss you all more than you could possibly understand.
'Every hug, high five, and smile will stay with me forever.
'To my teammates.. go give 'em hell. I will always be rooting for you and am just one call away. Family for life.'
It is not yet been confirmed where Anna will go next but she seems eager to rise to the challenge.
Beyond her own career, she has also been hoping to inspire a whole new generation of athletes.
In September 2022, she led a YMCA basketball training camp for kids and thanked those around her for making her 'vision come to life.'
The rising star has gained an army of fans with candid insights into her 'rollercoaster life'
Anna's candidness has endeared her to a whole army of fans beyond the world of basketball who are now eagerly watching her rise into stardom.
She currently boasts more than 257,000 followers on TikTok and 75,000 followers on Instagram.
The athlete has left social media users mesmerized with her regular behind-the-scenes sports content including from inside the locker rooms.
But the keen sportswoman is not afraid to open up.
Last year, she wrote about how she sometimes struggled to live in the present.
Sharing images from Penn State's Sport Business Conference, where she was a guest speaker, she wrote: 'Not pictured: The three mental breakdowns I had this week.
'One thing I struggle with is being where my feet are; my mind is constantly on 'go' mode.
'I'm slowly learning that often times we are living in answered prayers and don't even realize it.'
She concluded by addressing her followers directly, adding: 'This is your reminder to take some deep breaths, write down 10 things you're grateful for, and enjoy the season of life you are in at this moment.'
Similarly, posting a picture of herself attending the NIL Summit awards, she wrote: 'Full transparency… half of this event I was anxious, nauseous, and second-guessing everything I said to each individual I talked to (yes, it's actually true).
'This whole week I've had people come up to me saying things like "you're so confident", "you're so good at talking to everyone", and "you're just a natural at this stuff." I'm telling y'all… absolutely no one has it all together all the time, regardless of how composed they may seem.'
Anna, who is a big fan of country music, is also very vocal about her faith, often quoting bible verses and even sharing a video of herself being re-baptized.
The basketball star is now hoping to forge a path in the world of media - and already has several podcast and TV appearances under her belt
Anna is now trying to channel her online presence into a thriving career in the media industry - and she has already made an impressive start.
In 2021, she launched her own podcast - called 'Courtside with Camden' - to share 'real conversation about the rollercoaster that is life and everything that comes with it.'
Announcing the launch on Instagram, she wrote: 'When I started Courtside I had no idea what I was doing but I decided to jump first and figure out how to fly later.
'I'm learning every single day but this feels like a pretty cool milestone.'
And it seems the venture has been going from strength to strength as she has since been joined by a whole host of athletes including NFL players Jahan Dotson and Trace McSorley.
But she has not stopped there - and has also featured as a special guest on other podcasts since, including for brand Limitless.
In it, she addressed why representation matters as she attempts to use her platform for good.
The basketballer told the hosts: 'You have little girls who grow up thinking that it's not cool to be a female athlete. That is so foul. That is horrible.
'You have people arguing against equality because there's not as much participation in women's sports, would you want to play women's sports?
'Would you want to go read a comment section and then play women's sport? Probably not.
'So I think it's so important because representation matters.'
Anna is also not afraid to get in front of the camera either and is a regular sports anchor on Penn State University's Emmy Award-winning show Centre County Report.
The athlete has shared a selection of snapshots from inside the studio as she prepares to go live.
And it is clear that broadcasting is the direction she wants to go in, having uploaded one set of pictures alongside a caption that read: 'I could get used to this.'
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