Aug 31, 2020
Ann Meyers Drysdale is Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, a broadcaster, and a trailblazer in women’s athletics.
Born into a Family of 11 Children, Ann was a seven-sports athlete in High School, and a three-sport athlete at UCLA where she was the first woman to receive an athletic scholarship and the first player in Division I history — male or female — to register a quadruple-double. Ann was a member of the first U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball team in 1976, which won a silver medal.
She is a woman who paved the way for female basketball players, being the first 1st in so many ways including the first four-time All-American women’s basketball player, the #1 draft pick in the inaugural Professional Basketball League, the only woman to have a try out in the NBA, 3x winner of Women’s Super Stars and only woman to compete in the men’s Super Stars. She has been inducted in over a dozen halls of fame and Time Magazine named her as one of the Top 10 Female Sports Pioneers of all time. She was also the first woman to announce an NBA game on network television.
As a broadcaster for over 40 years, Ann covered six Olympic Games, and worked for ESPN, NBC, CBS, ABC, and other cable networks.
In 2006, Ann received the Ronald Reagan Media Award. She was married to HOF Dodger Pitcher Don Drysdale and has 3 Children with him.
In this episode…
How do you build successful teams within an organization? What does it mean to be a good teammate for the success of others?
Join us as guest host Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Ann Meyers Drysdale to discuss finding strength in the face of adversity, how to define success, and the road she paved in women’s athletics.