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2023 Monument With a Kick

Cabrini University’s Fredia Gibbs statue

Delco has produced its fair share of star athletes. The most recent to be honored in the form of a dynamic bronze statue (and the state’s first of a female athlete): Cabrini alum and International Sport Kickboxing Association world title holder Fredia Gibbs. The Chester native originally made a name for herself in basketball — first playing for Cabrini, then professionally in Europe. After her return to the U.S., Gibbs took up kickboxing and recorded eight straight victories with 15 KOs. “The Most Dangerous Woman in the World,” indeed.