Womens CBB Has a New Next Big Thing
Gabrielle “Big Sexy” Ludwig isn’t your average college basketball player. The 6’6 rookie for Mission College stands out from her teammates in a lot of ways; she is fifty years old, she has a child as old as some of her teammates, and she used to be a man named Robert. This isn’t a poor sequel to 2002’s Juwanna Mann, however, Ludwig had gender reassignment surgery this past summer. A Navy veteran and two-time divorced father, Gabrielle approached Cafferata about returning to the court for the first time since 1980, hoping to return to her first love after finally feeling comfortable in her own skin. Enrolling in 12 credits, Ludwig was declared eligible to play for the California junior college this season.