Happy Birthday to Marlen Esparza

Happy Birthday to America’s Olympic medal winner and boxer, Marlen Esparza.  Esparza was born on July 29, 1989 in Houston, Texas.   Early in her life, Esparza was plagued with poor grades and trouble at school, until she agreed to a strict program with her boxing coach.  By age 16 Esparza was one of the youngest women to win the Women’s US National Championship.  In 2007 she graduated from Pasadena High School with a 4.5 GPA and was accepted at three colleges.  Esparza represented her country at the 2012 Olympics in London, winning a Bronze medal in boxing.   (Image by Cover Girl)

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