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15 Female Athletes You Didn't Know Were Geeks

For many fellas the dream is to fall in love with a beautiful woman who is caring, supportive and can also ramble off the last seven NBA champions who have come out of the Western Conference while knitting a Star Wars blanket and debating the merit of the Marvel Universe. If she can cook that would be perfection, but be a man and make your lady dinner guys, she deserves it. For the sake of dreaming let’s imagine that dream girl has the skills and drive of a top-level professional athlete who brings home championships and stays fit in pursuit of an Olympic dream. An athletic geek can make even the manliest man weak in the knees.

These female athletes have quirky traits, impressive scholarly degrees, or a flair for nerdy fashion that has landed them on this list. wether you find a woman with huge… brains… wildly attractive or cosplay gets your engine going, we’ve found a dominant female athlete who you can idolize as much for their performance in a particular sport as you can for their nerdy pursuits. So kick back, throw on an episode of The Big Bang Theory and dig into the algorithm that we’ve put together to pick the steamiest and geekiest female superstars out there.

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15 Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn is an American legend on the slopes who competes in Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, and Combined competitions at the highest level. She’s captured the skiing worlds attention since her debut at the world cup at age 16 and the world hasn’t stopped noticing her since. The Saint Paul Minnesota native proudly represents her country every chance she gets and even has an Olympic Gold medal to her name. Vonn has a flair for the dramatic winning races with style in her racing and sometimes in her fashion.

Lindsey has been known to sport racing outfits inspired by Marvel characters.

She has been seen racing in a Captain America inspired ski suit and more recently looked great in her Captain Marvel attire. You can save the day anytime as far as we’re concerned Lindsey!

14 Eugenie Bouchard

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Eugenie Bouchard is the talk of the town in the tennis world and the ranking #1 beauty of the courts in recent years. ‘Genie’ has been the name on everyones lips as she is still on the quest for her first Major victory of her senior professional career (she has won a junior Major at Wimbledon in 2012). But did you know the tennis superstar was a bit of a geek!

For Halloween, Bouchard once dressed as a very attractive Bowser.

Bouchard has also openly admitted that she has an affinity for math and that during her school years she would actively try her best to get 100% on every math test big or small. She has also been quoted saying that she is a big fan of The Big Bang Theory, the holy grail of nerd television.

13 Ronda Rousey

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Ronda Rousey is a legend in the octagon who started her career kicking butts at the Olympic level in Judo coming home with a Bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing games. She is considered one of the first and greatest female champions at the highest level of the MMA sport when she routinely dismantled most contenders for her championship within the first minutes of many highly publicized fights. This dominance lead to Rousey gracing the cover of the video game version of the UFC brand.

Rousey also regularly participates in XBOX Live Sessions.

She has also appeared on the Microsoft stage to promote the system.

12 Miesha Tate

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Miesha Tate recently retired from the UFC octagon after a very storied career as a top ranked female MMA fighter. The Tacoma, Washington native fought her way to the top of her game and had a key role in the formation of the UFC’s women’s division when she and Ronda Rousey fought with all eyes in the MMA world locked on their rivalry. Miesha is used to gearing up for the gym for training sessions, she is used to gearing up in ring attire to be seen by millions of fans.

It also looks like Miesha is used to gearing up in a little bit of cosplay.

She has been known to rock some very high quality and realistic Wonder Woman attire which has us thinking that if she felt like tying us up in a lasso of truth we wouldn’t say no… We wouldn’t be able to!

11 Paige Spiranac

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Paige Spiranac is currently in the running for the most attractive female in all of sports. The 24-year-old golfing beauty is a strong opponent of the LPGA’s new 2017 dress code that prohibits players from ‘showing to much skin’ by banning plunging necklines, leggings, or short skirts and we’re behind her 100% in her crusade. The Scottsdale, Arizona native has taken the golf world by storm with her looks and skill but has a few geeky skeletons in her closet.

Spiranac, who is used to being photographed on the greens and for modelling shoots, was recently snapped out front of a comic book store display looking happy as a clam.

Nerd? Geek? We hope so! Let us know Paige because we want to be into whatever you’re into.

10 Gina Carano

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Gina Carano is a now retired groundbreaking female MMA fighter who started off kickboxing only to end her career with 7-1 inside the octagon. She was the first real face of women’s MMA and translated her fame into a wonderful career in the acting game as outside the ring Carano played Crush on American Gladiators which is pretty geeky in itself.

What lands Carano on this list is her role in the Marvel Universe when she played Angel Dust in the runaway R-rated Marvel hit Deadpool.

Nothing launches you to the top of the nerd world faster than being the babe in a fan idolized super hero movie! We hope to see more of Gina on the big screen in the future.

9 Jenny Pacey

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Jenny Pacey is an absolute fitness champion. The former Olympic bobsleigh competitor has had quite a career in athletics spanning many roles (She is also a former international pentathlete and long jumper, talk about a resume). She is considered one of the UK’s top personal trainers and even played the role of Enigma in Gladiators. Apart from all her skills and accolades in the world of athletics Jenny loves being in front of the camera as well.

Like most geeks out there has an affinity for the Marvel Universe.

Recently Pacey was lucky enough to suit up with the girls and play one of the Amazons in Marvel’s Wonder Woman. If you ever want to dust off the super-heroine wardrobe and come hang out Jenny, we’re game!

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8 Jessica Mendoza

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Jessica Mendoza is a former Olympic level American softball player who has a few medals on her shelf including a Gold at the 2004 games in Athens and a Silver from 2008 Beijing. Not only is she an accomplished athlete but she has shifted career to one of the geekier roles in sports, that of broadcasting. Mendoza became the first female broadcaster in the to cover the MLB for ESPN and has broken the glass ceiling along her way to that very position at numerous stops. Jessica’s accomplishments behind the microphone gave her the unique opportunity to get the Marvel Comics treatment when she was included with a number of other great female groundbreakers when the comic giant turned them all into super heroines. Looking good Jess!

7 Hope Solo

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Hope Solo is a legendary goaltender who played for the American National Team for close to 2 decades from U16 to the senior level. The two time Olympic Gold medalist have always been attractive due to her leadership and competitive nature as much as she has been for her physical beauty and athletic fitness but it seems we can add geek allure to that list as well. Solo has been quoted saying that she is a ‘nerd at heart’ and she is currently running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. We’re of the opinion that before Trump it was always nerdy or geeky to run for President, of anything, Class, Funkytown, or the USA. We wish you the best of luck Hope in your pursuit of geeky dominance.

6 Michelle Jenneke

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Michelle Jenneke is an absolute beauty and an incredible woman and athlete. The Australian hurdler hit the world stage at the 2016 Rio Olympics but had captured the worlds attention with her looks years before. Her famous ‘hip wiggle’ warm-up broke the internet in 2009 and we haven’t been able to take our eyes off her since. But did you know that Jenneke has an affinity for robotics and can probably crush any of us in academia. Michelle studied mechatronics at Sydney University while moonlighting as a bikini model, because she can, so everyone can just slowly close their dangling jaws and suck up the fact that she could probably build a robot that twill slap us if we stare to long in her direction.

5 Sarah Hughes

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Sarah Hughes is a former Olympic figure skater who represented the USA proudly for many years the highlight of which was when she took home Gold at the 2002 games on home turf in Salt Lake City. the Great Neck, New York native is also a former NCAA champion for ice hockey representing Cornell University. Sarah’s University career didn’t end there as she enrolled in Yale in 2003 graduating with a degree in American Studies with a concentration on U.S. Politics and Communities. Post-Yale she studied law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Now I’m no genius but I do know that it takes some geeky qualities to excel at Yale and then land yourself in a prestigious law school, not to mention that Sarah still looks amazing at 32-years-old.

4 Shannon Miller

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Shannon Miller is one of the most dominant athletes to compete in any sport, ever. The American gymnast has 5 World Championship Gold medals and 2 Olympic Gold medals. She is the most decorated U.S. gymnast, female or male! The Rolla, Missouri native eventually went on to graduate from the University of Houston with a B.B.A in Marketing and Entrepreneurship then moving on to Boston College Law School graduating in 2007. So not only can Shannon kick our butts in the floor exercise she can also prove in court that we are no match for her in any physical competition and probably in the geeky category as well. Miller has spun her skills and brains into the Shannon Miller Foundation which is dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.

3 Rachael Ostovich

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Rachael Ostovich is a 26-year-old MMA fighter who jumped onto the cage fighting professional scene in 2014. The relative newcomer is a rising star and could have a solid career ahead of her as she knows how to fight, knows how to work the camera, and she’s pretty good at holding our attention away from the ring with her looks. the Hawaii native fights in the flyweight division and may have a shot at a title someday if her brand keeps going, a brand that involves her fighting, yes FIGHTING, in a wonder woman inspired ring garb. What a way to represent your affinity for geek culture and comic book fandom than actually dressing up as an inspirational female super heroine while your punch people in the head.

2 Michelle Wie

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Michelle Wie was a golf prodigy that was the youngest player ever at age 10 to qualify for the USCA Amateur Championship and the youngest to qualify for an LPGA tour event, which is kind of geeky in itself. Wie won her first Major Championship at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open and has had a very outstanding professional career on the LPGA with 4 tournament wins and finishing in the in the top 3 in 5 Majors (including her 1 win). But what makes the Honolulu native a real geek is that while rocking it on the LPGA she also went to Stanford part time and graduated with a degree in communications in 2012. Wie was not eligible to play for the Stanford Gold Team because she was already a pro… so she attended just to study… what a geek. An accomplished, attractive, smart, driven, geek.

1 Alexa Bliss

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Alexa Bliss is a super attractive, super athletic female wrestler who works for the WWE and is currently the Raw Women’s Champion for the 2nd time in her career. She debuted in 2013 and the Columbus, Ohio native quickly captured the attention of the wrestling world. Female wrestlers have to be in top physical condition and have to have a flare for the dramatic in front of the camera. a touch of geek in that mixture never hurt at all. One of the nerdiest things an attractive lady can do is cosplay as a popular comic book character and no female comic book character has garnered as much buzz recently as Harley Quinn (fine! maybe Wonder Woman). It seems Alexis has jumped on the Harley Quinn costume train and we can say that we don’t mind one bit. NERD!

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