Gonzalez has participated in Varsity Basketballl and Softball--she earned
letters in both sports. She was awarded the "Most valuable player award" in
the sport of Softball for two consecutive years and was the first recipient
of the Pride Award given to the athlete who has exhibited excellence, in
both academics and sports well as good sportsmanship. She was the first
female from Harrison High School to receive a sports college scholarship. In
1987 Yolanda Graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Psychology.
Honors included the Dean's List.
In her senior year she was chosen to be a
student teacher in the psychology department. In 1990, Yolanda Graduated
from Columbia University with a Masters in Clinical Social Work, and
graduated with honors. Three years later, in 1992, she graduated from CUNY
Law School in Queens N.Y. where she earned her J.D. degree.
In 1994, Yolanda was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and worked for Legal
Services of Hudson County practicing Family Law and then moved to Legal
Services of New Jersey where she supervised the Family Law/Domestic Violence
Unit. In 1998, Yolanda was able to accomplish another one of her goals, and
became an Assistant Prosecutor in Passaic County. In that same year, Yolanda
began to train in boxing.
Yolanda also participated as an amateur, and was the New Jersey 1999 Golden
Gloves Champion, and the Diamond Gloves Champion of 2000. In addition, she
received the honor of "The Fighter of the Night" in her very first amateur
bout. Yolanda's record currently stands at 7-3-0 with 3 Knockouts as of
December 2001. In January of 2002, Yolanda was chosen as the WBAN January
2002 of the month.
With Yolanda Gonzalez