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Ann Meyers

AKA Ann Elizabeth Meyers

Born: 26-Mar-1955
Birthplace: San Diego, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Basketball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: General Manager, Phoenix Mercury

Received a full athletic scholarship from UCLA, the first woman to do so, and in 1978 was the first to be drafted by the WPBL (Women's Professional Basketball League). She was league MVP in 1979 and 1980. In 1980, Meyers was the first woman to sign with a NBA team, the Indiana Pacers, but she failed to make it past tryouts. In 1993, she was the first woman inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. After her playing career, she retired to sportscasting and team management.

Brother: David William Meyers (NBA player, b. 21-Apr-1953)
Husband: Don Drysdale (MLB pitcher, m. 1986, d. 3-Jul-1993, two sons, one daughter)
Son: DJ
Son: Darren
Daughter: Drew

    High School: Sonora High School, La Habra, CA
    University: University of California at Los Angeles

    Member of the Board of K2, Inc. (2005-07)
    Olympic Silver Medal 1976 (team basketball)
    Basketball Hall of Fame 1993

    Phoenix Mercury General Manager (2006-)
    Phoenix Suns VP (2006-)

    ESPN Sports Analyst/Commentator (1983-2006)

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