Nina Earl is non-other than a former basketball player whose sports career started pretty early. It began from her high school days to her college days with breathtaking performances that landed her numerous trophies and titles. Adding to this, Nina also participated in track and field activities and her performance have been outstanding throughout the years.
The player was born as Nina Ann-Marie Earl on January 16, 1989, in Southern California. Her rise to fame started during her high school days. Let us now get to know more about this talented athlete.
Caption: Nina Earl representing UCLA
Nina Earl: Sports Career
Nina played for her high school varsity team and then won for four consecutive years. Later, she got an athletic scholarship to UCLA where she continued to be an excellent college player. Her high school career was over with an outstanding performance of 2,291 points, 906 rebounds, 298 assists, and 544 steals.
As Freshman, she rose to be one of the first All American team and actually worked hard for this as her sports records show that in her Freshman year. Nina started out playing in 27 games and earned an average of 15 points. Later, she kept improving on her average points from sophomore to senior year. During her sophomore year, she was able to earn the Street & Smith’s and Rise Magazine honorable mention All-America honors. Earl also participated with her team in the 2006 CIF 3AA championship. Later during her senior year, the player once again led her team to the 2007 CIF title game, where she played amazingly and scored 35 points.
The young athletic also participated in track and field activities as she competed in the 4×400 relay and 400m. Plus, she played club basketball for FBC in 2006, the team that won the Adidas Tournament of Champions that year.
Caption: Nina Earl rushes the ball up the floor court in last season’s Pac-10 championship game versus Stanford.
Besides sports, Earl is also interested in music and food. She can also understand sign language. The sporty girl graduated n 2001 from UCLA with a degree in English. Nina also has a masters degree in Psychology.
Nina Earl: Height
The sportswoman is curvaceous with a gallant height of 6 feet 1 inch. She is just two inches shorter than her husband whose height is 6 feet 3 inches.
Nina Earl: Married and Husband
Nina is married to her longtime college sweetheart Russell Westbrook who is also a basketball player. The couple met at UCLA, Russell played for the school’s men’s basketball team while Earl played for the women’s basketball team and Cari Champion was a big fan of them both.
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The couple got married on August 29, 2015, at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. They were married in the presence of their friends and family including Westbrook’s current and former teammates- Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Serge Ibaka, Dorrell Wright, and James Harden.
Their wedding was a pretty huge affair. Nina’s engagement ring is said to have cost $700,000. She wore two beautiful dresses, the first one designed by designer Vera WAng and the second by Monique Lhuillier. Her groom wore an exquisite tuxedo. Joanie and Leigh’s Caked of Bel Air, California. The floral arrangements were done by Mark’s Garden in Sherman Oaks, California. The entire ceremony was planned and handled by the top celebrity event planner, Mindy Weiss.
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Not only this but R&B stars including Keri Helson and Grammy award winner Miguel who gave a surprise performance. However, guests could not use their phones and camera during the ceremony. The ceremony was fully covered by famous people.
Nina Earl: Children and Family
Nina gave birth to her first child with her husband Russell Westbrook on May 16, 2017. Her son’s name is Noah Russell Westbrook. Nina is currently pregnant with her second child.
The former basketball player has three brothers Michael, Jonathan, and Benjamin born to parents Jennifer Lyons and Michael Earl. Also, her cousin is a former UCLA football star, Kenny Easley.