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College of Information and Communications

Mass Communication

Brett Ball


B.A., Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
M.A., Integrated Marketing Communications, University of Mississippi


Brett Ball is a native of Mississippi and a former women's basketball student-athlete at the University of South Carolina. Shortly after arriving her freshman year, she was diagnosed with a career-ending injury. Her injury sparked her research interest in athlete's mental health, which eventually led to her dissertation on social media, identity and Black female student-athletes' body image. In addition to research, Brett is a content creator and seeks to combine her research interests with visual storytelling with hopes of translating her research to diverse audiences. 

Research Interests

social media, sports, body image, and Black female student-athletes 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.