LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne is getting into her senior season and going into the 12 months as one of the profitable athletes in terms of title, picture and likeness (NIL) offers.
Dunne has the very best NIL valuation amongst feminine athletes, in response to On3 Sports. She’s ranked third on the record amongst all athletes with a valuation of $3.2 million.
While Dunne has tens of millions of followers throughout a number of social media platforms and has earned extra recognition due to that, she made clear that every thing she’s been awarded was due to exhausting work.
“People definitely discredit what I do,” Dunne stated in a latest interview with Sports Illustrated. “People need to understand that I’ve worked for everything I’ve earned. I’ve spent years building an audience, and brands pay me for what they believe is worth the reach of the demographic that I offer.”
“Me being at the forefront, the most important thing for me was to give back.”
Dunne has additionally had the prospect to present again to her fellow LSU athletes with the Livvy Fund. The enterprise, which launched in July, is in partnership with Bayou Traditions, which is the Tigers’ official group for NIL alternatives for Tigers student-athletes.
“There’s definitely an underlying problem, which is that the money needs to go to support women’s sports because there’s not many [lucrative] professional leagues for women’s sports after college,” she informed the journal.
“So, it’s really important that women can capitalize on it now while they’re in college.”
LSU’s 2024 gymnastics season begins in January with a meet in opposition to Ohio State.