BATON ROUGE - After wrapping up her collegiate career this fall as one of the SEC's premier goalkeepers during her four-year tenure with the Tigers, LSU Soccer's Mo Isom is slated to appear on the nationally-syndicated reality television series "The Real Winning Edge" on Saturday morning as the show is set to air at 10 a.m. on KZUP Cox Cable Channel 13 in Baton Rouge.
"The Real Winning Edge" airs weekly in syndication nationwide through September 2012, featuring such high school and college students in sport and the arts while documenting how they have conquered tremendous odds to achieve victory and success in their personal lives.
Isom, a broadcast journalism major from Marietta, Ga., has competed as one of the SEC's leading goalkeepers throughout her collegiate career while posting a 43-17-9 record in 73 career appearances with 30 shutouts and a 0.86 goals against average in four seasons from 2008-11.
Isom played an integral role in leading the Tigers to three SEC Western Division championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2011. The Tigers also finished in second place overall in the final SEC regular season standings in each of those three seasons in the race for the SEC crown.
"(The Real Winning Edge) is really a special program, and it's an honor to be a part of it," Isom said. "It's all about getting some positive stories out there for teenagers and young people."
Isom said appearing on "The Real Winning Edge" provided an opportunity to share some of the adversity she has faced in her own life, such as her father's suicide after her freshman season in January 2009, a near fatal car accident following her sophomore season in November 2009 and a lifelong battle against an eating disorder. She continues to achieve tremendous success in spite of her own personal hardship.
"The Real Winning Edge" features high-profile celebrities who introduce the students, including St. Louis Cardinals great and baseball's Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols, Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno, NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon and former "American Idol" star David Archuleta.
Isom will be introduced by Stephanie Cox of the U.S. Women's National Team, which finished in second place at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany this past summer.
"It really does help me," Isom said. "Ever since my father's death, I've been moved to be very open about these things. When you go through a tragedy, you really learn things the hard way. If I can help somebody else by telling that story, it would be a disservice for me not to share it with them."
Isom was most recently crowned 2011 LSU Homecoming Queen during the halftime festivities for LSU's football game against Western Kentucky at Tiger Stadium on Nov. 12, and has been selected a finalist for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for women's soccer. On Tuesday, Isom won the online fan voting for the award with more than 28 percent of the total vote. This year's winner will be announced during the 2011 NCAA Women's College Cup being held Dec. 2-4 in Kennesaw, Ga.
The series "The Real Winning Edge" is produced by Challenger Films of Atlanta. For further information about the series, log on to the program's official website at www.realwinningedge.com.