Meet Ann Meyers. She’s a Hall of Famer and an icon in basketball and broadcasting. Read her biography below and see video after the jump.
Ann Meyers is a former sportscaster and basketball player. Meyers has successfully managed to make great strides in women’s basketball by breaking records and making history. Read her biography below.
As a biography Ann Elizabeth Meyers was born on March 26, 1955 in San Diego, California. Anne attended Sonora High School in La Habra, California. Meyers was an excellent athlete earning herself thirteen MVP awards in softball, field hockey, tennis and basketball. Meyers later went on to become the first ever high school student to play for the US National Team.
After high school Ann attended UCLA on an athletic scholarship from 1976-1979 where she broke historical records. She became the first four time all American women’s basketball player as well as the first to be awarded both the Broderick Cup and Broderick Award.
In 1975, Ann won the Pan American Games Gold Medal and in 1976 a silver medal in the Summer Olympics. In 1980 Meyers signed a $50,000.00 contract with the NBA Indiana Pacers. However she did not make the team. She has since moved into the field of sportscasting.
Currently Ann Meyers lives in Huntington Beach, California and is a general manager for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and vice president of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.
More photos and a video of Ann Elizabeth Meyers are below.