Business speech isn’t typically a portion of Olivia Dunne’s locker country banter.
When speaking Wednesday astatine the On3 NIL Elite Series successful Nashville, the NCAA’s highest-earning pistillate athlete, 20, revealed that she and her LSU gymnastic teammates don’t talk astir “brand deals” and “NIL,” but alternatively “normal assemblage things.”
“When I’m successful the gym, I ne'er speech astir NIL with my teammates, oregon astatine all. We speech astir mean assemblage things. When we’re successful the locker room, it’s mean locker country talk,” Dunne said, according to Outkick.
“It’s ne'er astir marque deals. It’s ne'er astir NIL.”
Dunne, whose fame skyrocketed connected societal media during the COVID-19 pandemic successful 2020, has an estimated NIL valuation of $3.4 cardinal pursuing the NCAA’s regularisation alteration successful 2021, enabling assemblage athletes to nett disconnected of their name, representation and likeness.
In caller years, the New Jersey autochthonal has secured marque deals with respective companies, including American Eagle and activewear statement Vuori.
But successful the lawsuit of a teammate approaching Dunne for NIL advice, the TikTok sensation stated Wednesday a greater speech usually takes place.
“Sometimes a teammate oregon 2 volition travel up and inquire maine for proposal astir it… but adjacent then, we speech astir it much in-depth aboriginal on. I anticipation that I tin [elevate everyone astir me] successful each aspects of my life, not conscionable NIL— arsenic a teammate, arsenic a friend, and arsenic a sister,” Dunne said.
Dunne conscionable completed her inferior twelvemonth astatine LSU, with the Lady Tigers placing 4th successful the NCAA Gymnastics Championships successful April.
Weeks later, Dunne made her highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit debut successful the 2023 issue.
Though the offseason is good underway for Dunne, she’s keeping her skills sharp and the contented fresh.
Just this week, Dunne posted a clip of herself practicing backflips astatine the beach.
“Some beach-nastics to commencement the summertime disconnected right,” she captioned her TikTok video, which has since amassed 3.3 cardinal views.