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Phyllis Reffo no ordinary NCAA athlete

Phyllis Reffo no ordinary NCAA athlete

Originally Published: November 11, 2011
By Whitney Holtzman

Like most NCAA Division I athletes, Phyllis Reffo is learning how to balance a rigorous training schedule with her academic studies.

Unlike most college athletes, Reffo is 49 years old.

After high school, she put off college to pursue a modeling career that took her all over the world. Eventually, she moved to California, married, raised two daughters, Jena, now 14, and Tess, 12, and opened a women's clothing boutique in Malibu.

In 2006, Reffo started to ...

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