Enberg was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He studied at Central Michigan University and Indiana University, earning master's and doctorate degrees in health sciences at the latter institution. While a student at Indiana, Enberg voiced the first radio broadcast of the Little 500, the bike racing event memorialized in the film Breaking Away. He was also the play-by-play announcer for IU football and basketball games. From 1961 to 1965 he was an assistant professor and baseball coach at California State University, Northridge, then known as San Fernando Valley State College.
Dick Enberg is also a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.
Steph Diorio is a freelance writer and cartoonist who also covers the Orioles, Stanford University baseball, and the Red Sox for Aerys Sports. When she's not writing, she's either drawing baseball cartoons, working on her webcomic, or playing with her four cats and two Old English Sheepdogs.
No wonder Dennis Dodd loves bowl season. His life kicked off just hours before the 1957 New Year's Day bowls. To him, though, The Grandaddy of Them All isn't necessarily the Rose Bowl. Dennis' grandfather Daniel Barnard was a legendary amateur soccer star in St. Louis in the 1920s. Later, Grandpa worked for the railroad shuttling fans from St. Louis to South Bend on Notre Dame football Saturdays. After somehow getting a journalism degree at the University of Missouri, Dennis started his career in Sherman, Texas. From 1981-89 he worked at the Kansas City Star, pausing long enough to propose to his lovely wife during the seventh-inning stretch of Game 5 of the 1987 World Series. Next were stops at the St. Louis Sun, The National(New York), Omaha World-Herald and SportsWriters Direct. He has worked for CBSSports.com since February 1998 and saw his first game in South Bend later that year. Somewhere, Grandpa was watching.
Gayle Bryan is the publishing director of Fair Game, the 100% Women’s Soccer Magazine. She covers women’s soccer from the youth level through college and the national teams including the NCAA Women’s College Cup, the Algarve Cup, and the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Bryan has authored four books and has contributed to ESPN Soccernet
, The New York Times Soccer Blog.
Michael Lewis, who has covered college soccer for more than 30 years, is the editor of BigAppleSoccer.com and TropiGol.com.
Cindy Luis is a sports writer for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. She has covered volleyball for 29 years.
A typical fall Saturday for Blair Kerkhoff growing up in Raleigh, N.C., was to take in a Duke or North Carolina game in the afternoon (no lights) and a North Carolina State game at night. He graduated from Appalachian State and joined for the Roanoke (Va.) Times & World-News in 1981 and since then has spent nearly every school-year Saturday in a press box or on press row. Blair has been covering college sports for the Kansas City Star since 1989 and is proud to say he lives in the hometown of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Martin Renzhofer has worked at the Salt Lake Tribune since 1990. He is responsible for coverage of collegiate basketball, soccer and volleyball as well as professional baseball.
Scott is the editor of Colorado Hockey Insider and has the pleasure of covering three of the top collegiate teams in the country: Colorado College, Denver University and the Air Force Academy. He also covers all levels of football and lacrosse in his home state.
Adam Wodon has been covering college hockey since 1988, and has since been the play-by-play broadcaster for Princeton University and Cornell University, and in professional hockey. He worked at USCHO.com for nine years, before starting up College Hockey News (collegehockeynews.com), where he is Publisher and Managing Editor, and a prominent voice on issues of national importance.
Other key roles include being an analyst for College Sports Television's (now CBS College Sports) regular college hockey coverage for three years. And he has worked for ESPN, as reporter and analyst on the 2004 Frozen Four game broadcasts, 2003-05 NCAA Tournament broadcasts, and 2003-05 NCAA Tournament Selection Shows.
Overall, Wodon has worked 17 years in the tv/radio and newspaper business.
Mechelle Voepel has covered women's basketball since 1984, when she began her journalism career at the University of Missouri. She has watched a remarkable journey of growth for the sport, which continues each season. She has written about women's basketball for ESPN.com since 1996. During that time, she also covered both the Summer and Winter Olympics, the Women's World Cup soccer tournament and several professional golf major tournaments.
Seth Davis is working his fifth year as a contributor for CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. He serves as analyst on AT THE HALF, the Network's college basketball halftime show. Davis first gained the reputation as a college basketball expert as a writer for Sports Illustrated. He also has served as an analyst for CBS College Sports Network (CSTV) since 2004 and is regular contributor to SI.com, where he authors his popular "Hoop Thoughts" column.
Seth Davis's book, When March Went Mad: Magic, Bird and the Game That Transformed Basketball, will be published by Times Books in March. You can pre-order it here
Dave Armstrong and his signature "Wow!" have been a favorite for over a generation of Midwest college basketball fans. In 1988, Dave began working for the Big 8 Conference, and continues with the Big 12 today, calling the action each week on ESPN’s Plus Network. In total, Dave has had a “center-court” seat for literally hundreds of games for more that twenty years. In addition to his current work in college basketball, Dave is the play-by-play announcer for ESPNU’s College Football Primetime. He has had the opportunity to call games in the Big 12, the Big East, the Big 10, and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dave is also familiar to baseball fans as the television voice of both the Kansas City Royals and the Colorado Rockies for almost a decade. In addition, Dave works for The Baseball Network and Baseball Saturday Night on FX and served as the play-by-play voice with the Seattle Seahawks. Dave has just written his first book, “Driving From Here to WOW!” and currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas.
Stacey Dales joined ESPN as a women’s college basketball studio analyst in the 2002-03 season. Fresh from leading the Oklahoma Sooners to the 2002 NCAA Championship game, Dales joined ESPN for its unprecedented coverage of all 63 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament games. The two-time Kodak/WBCA All-American added college football and college basketball sideline reporting duties to her assignments in the 2004-05 season. While Dales continued to cover women’s college hoops as an analyst and men’s college football and basketball as a reporter, she was also promoted to work the studio as an analyst for men’s basketball coverage during the 2006-07 season—she was at this time, the first female analyst to do so at ESPN. While Dales enjoyed a fine career in television, she also flourished as an athlete. Dales was the third pick overall to the Washington Mystics in the 2002 WNBA Draft and became a WNBA All-Star in her rookie campaign. After three years in Washington, Stacey took a one-year hiatus from the game, before returning to the expansion Chicago Sky franchise in 2006, where she would complete two solid seasons serving as Captain. Widely known for her on and off-the-court leadership skills, Dales was also a member of the Canadian National Women’s Team (1999-2003) that competed in both the 1999 Pan Am Games and 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. A two-time Academic All-American, Dales graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in communications, and was named both the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for basketball as well as the ever prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year in 2002.
Robert Vlahakis has served as the Senior Editor of "Inside Lacrosse" since 2000. Prior to his time with the publication, he was the Founder of "Face-off Lacrosse Yearbook" where he worked from 1994-2000. Bob's work was recognized in 1996 when he was named the recipient of the Doyle Smith Media Award for College Lacrosse.
Mike Eidelbes is co-founder and managing editor of InsideCollegeHockey.com. Now in its seventh season, INCH is regarded as the most comprehensive and authoritative website devoted to NCAA Division I men's college hockey. The INCH Podcast, which debuted in 2005, was named one of five essential hockey podcasts by USA Hockey Magazine in 2007. Prior to founding InsideCollegeHockey.com, Eidelbes was sports information director for hockey at the University of Denver and Michigan State University. A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., he currently resides with his wife and daughter in East Lansing, Mich.
John Akers has been the managing editor of Basketball Times since 2001. He also covered college sports for 16 seasons at the San Jose Mercury News and for four years at the Ames (Iowa) Daily Tribune.
A 1973 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana., Bill Plummer
III has been involved in softball for more than five decades. During his
career, he served as a sports writer and a baseball scout, and for 30 ½
years was employed at the ASA National Office in Oklahoma City as the
communications coordinator, manager of the ASA National Softball Hall of
Fame and historian.
In addition, Plummer also served as the editor of the ASA official
newsletter, The Inside Pitch, and as the Trade Show Manager. He has written
widely about the sport and has contributed to 13 books. In 2009, he authored
“The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 Years of the Amateur Softball
Association”, and was a major contributor to the book, “Softball’s Lefty
Legend: Ty Stofflet,” by Dr. Steve Clarfield. He and Clarfield are
co-authors of a new book on fast pitch softball,” Best of the Best-Women’s
Fast Pitch Softball,” which came out in January of 2012.
He has been elected to five Halls of Fame, including the ASA National
Softball Hall of Fame plus state Halls of Fame in Oklahoma, Indiana,
Tidewater and New York State. In 1996, he served as the Information Manager
for ACOG for the debut of softball in the Olympics.
Although he retired from the ASA in 2009, Plummer is still very involved in
the sport, currently writing a column for the Lowe’s CLASS softball winner
each year and serving on its Selection Committee. He also produces
newsletters for the ASA’s in Texas and Tennessee and on occasion writes
about different events at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, including being a
stringer for the AP covering the NCAA Women’s College World Series. He also
works for Anaconda Trump, Lake Katrine, N.Y. as a sales person.
Randy Rosetta is the LSU beat writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Mel Greenberg covers college and pro women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he has worked for 39 years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather." He was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
Mark Etheridge has covered college baseball since 1999 and has established himself as one of the prominent voices in the sport. He has written for several newspapers and online outlets and has also served as an analyst for College Sports Television (now CBS College Sports) and CSS-TV as a baseball bracketologist. He is a regular guest on sports-talk radio shows around the nation. Readers can follow his work at SEBaseball.com.
Elliot Olshansky fell in love with college hockey while attending Dartmouth College, and has been covering the sport ever since. A web editor and staff writer for the New York Daily News, Elliot writes a weekly article for NYDailyNews.com profiling Rangers, Islanders and Devils prospects in college hockey, along with local products. Prior to his arrival at the News, Elliot was the national college hockey columnist for CSTV.com, covering nearly 250 games from Maine to Colorado over the course of four seasons. In addition to his work for the News, Elliot writes the Hobey Watch Blog for US College Hockey Online, tracking the race for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. He resides in Hartsdale, N.Y.
Quint Kessenich is a presentor for the ESPN family of networks covering both college and professional lacrosse, basketball, football, wrestling, track and field and horse racing. He is a former All-American lacrosse goalkeeper. He attended the Johns Hopkins University from 1987 to 1990, where he was a two-time winner of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award as the nation's best goalie. He has covered 15 NCAA lacrosse championships as the TV analyst. Kessenich played one year of professional lacrosse with the Baltimore Thunder in 1999. He's a regular contributor to Inside Lacrosse magazine. He's a volunteer assistant coach at the Boys' latin School in Baltimore, MD where he has run his lacrosse goalie camp for more than a decade.
Quint attended Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York, where he starred in soccer, wrestling and lacrosse.
Steve Lavin is in his sixth season as College Basketball Analyst on ABC and ESPN . Lavin will once again work alongside broadcasting partner Brent Musburger sharing his perspective on college basketball. Additionally Lavin provides color commentary and expertise on ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Pre Draft Camp as well as the NBA Draft.
Lavin’s coaching perspective was forged over 15 years as a Division I college basketball coach at both UCLA and Purdue University. As UCLA Head Basketball Coach from 1996-2003 Lavin compiled a record of 145-78. In his inaugural season as head coach, Lavin directed the Bruins to the 1997 Pac-10 Championship and the NCAA Elite Eight.
During Lavin’s tenure as a head coach, he was one of only two coaches in the country, along with Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, to lead his team to five NCAA “Sweet 16s” in six years (‘02, ’01, ’00, ’98, ’97). Lavin guided UCLA to six consecutive 20+ game winning seasons and to six consecutive NCAA tournaments. As head coach, his career record in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament is 10-1.
In 2001, after the Bruins finished 23-9, Lavin was honored with the Pacific-10 Coach of the Year award. He is the only head coach in NCAA Men’s Basketball history to lead his team to victory over the No. 1 team in the country in four consecutive collegiate seasons (Arizona ’03, Kansas ’02, Stanford ’01, Stanford ’00). As head coach Lavin had a 12-4 record in contest involving overtime periods. Additionally Lavin’s Bruins had a 10-4 record against the rival USC Trojans.
During his time working the sidelines at both Purdue and UCLA, Lavin’s teams qualified for 13 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (1989-2002). Lavin was an assistant coach on the Bruins 1995 National Championship team that finished with a 32-1 record.
As head coach at UCLA, Lavin recruited and signed the No. 1 rated recruiting class in the country in both 1998 and 2001. He signed seven McDonald’s High School All-Americans. One or more of his former UCLA players or recruits was chosen in the NBA draft over ten consecutive years (1997-2006). As a result, the Bruins have the longest streak of any college in the country of consecutive years having a player drafted to the NBA. Seven of Lavin’s former Bruin recruits or players are currently members of NBA teams.
In March of 2003, after twelve years on the UCLA staff, Lavin had his first losing season (10-19) as a head coach and was relieved of his duties. Shortly thereafter, Lavin was signed to a multi-year contract with ESPN and ABC where he provides color commentary as both game and studio analyst.
In April of 2006 Steve Lavin strongly considered a return to the coaching ranks when presented with the opportunity to become to head basketball coach of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack. Lavin chose to continue his broadcasting career and signed a new six year contract with ABC and ESPN that will keep him with the network through 2012.
Lavin is frequently an invited keynote speaker throughout the country for business, community and collegiate events. He addresses a wide range of topics including effective communication, motivation, management, recruiting, leadership, and naturally, college basketball.
Modeling his career (if not his hair) after fellow Baltimore native Mel Kiper Jr., Associate Editor Geoff Shannon covers the college recruiting, high school and grassroots scene for Inside Lacrosse magazine and InsideLacrosse.com. Yearly projects include leading the selections process for the Power 100 and Young Guns recruiting lists, assembling the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Top 25 High School Power Rankings and assisting with the Under Armour All-American selection committee. He also continues to provide support for Inside Lacrosse magazine as an editor and feature writer. A 2004 graduate of Tulane University, Shannon has also written for Baltimore Magazine, Where Y'at Magazine, Baltimore Business Journal, The Tulanian, Slidell Sentry-News, Tulane University athletics and Major League Lacrosse.
Tommy Deas has been covering collegiate sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball and gymnastics for more than 25 years. He began covering fastpitch softball on his first full-time job in Nashville, Tenn., and fell in love with the sport. He has been covering collegiate softball for more than a dozen years, and continues to do so as executive sports editor at The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News.
Steve Richardson, a Dallas-based freelance writer, has covered college and professional sports since the late 1970s. He worked at the Kansas City Star and later at the Dallas Morning News for more than 20 years combined. He has served as a special correspondent for college sports for several publications in recent years and has written, collaborated on, or edited 11 books. Richardson served as editor for 60 Years of the Outland Trophy and collaborated with Rare Air Media for ABC Sports College Football All-Time All-America Team. He has been a correspondent for Sports Illustrated and written freelance articles for numerous publications, including USA Today. A 1975 graduate of the University of Missouri, Richardson has collected writing awards while working in three states. He has covered 24 Final Fours, all the traditional major bowl games, professional sports and two Olympics. He was the president of the United States Basketball Writers Association in 2002-03 and has been executive director of the Football Writers Association of America since 1996.
Brett McMurphy is a national college football writer for CBS Sports. Previously he was with AOL FanHouse, the Tampa Tribune for 22 years, the last 17 reporting on college athletics. He also worked at the Odessa (Texas) American from 1985-87. This fall, McMurphy captured a first-place, second-place and an honorable mention in the 18th annual Football Writers Association of America's best writing awards. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, McMurphy lives in Tampa with his wife and daughter.
George Schroeder is a columnist for The Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore., and the current president of the Football Writers Association of America. He has covered college football in the SEC, Big 12 and Pac-10.
Eric Anderson is the publisher of Wisconsin Soccer Central (www.wisconsinsoccercentral.com), and spent 18 years as an assistant editor, reporter and copy editor in the sports departments of the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison and the La Crosse Tribune. He also plays soccer in three local leagues and is embarking on a youth coaching career. Contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron Higgins is a native of Baton Rouge, La., an LSU Class of ’79 graduate and son of former LSU sports information director Carl “Ace” Higgins. Ron started writing for a daily newspaper, The Advocate in Baton Rouge, without a byline when he was 8 years old and with a byline when he was 12 years old. He played college basketball at Angelina Jr. College until he wrecked his knee. Since graduating from college, he has worked at Tiger Rag in Baton Rouge, the Shreveport (La.) Times, the Shreveport (La.) Journal, the Advocate in Baton Rouge, the Mobile (Ala.) Register and The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, where he has been most of the last 25 years. He has won more than 125 national, regional and state writing awards in his 30-year career writing, such the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Writer of the Year six times (including the last five consecutive years). He has also contributed to Sports Illustrated, Sporting News and ESPN.com. He is the immediate past president of The Football Writers Association of America. His favorite sport is college football, though he has covered every sport imaginable and every big event possible including Super Bowls, Final Fours, BCS national championship games, NBA Finals and three Olympics. He is married to the former Paige Blanchard of Baton Rouge, and has two sons, Carl (27) who played football at Southeastern Louisiiana University and who now serves in the military, and Jack (15).
Jess Myers covers the Minnesota Wild and college hockey for AM1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities and InsideCollegeHockey.com. A member of the editorial advisory board for USA Hockey Magazine, Jess lives in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Debbie Antonelli has worked as the radio analyst for the national syndication of the Westwood One/NCAA Radio Network for the past ten Women's Final Fours. Antonelli is one of the nation's most esteemed analysts when it comes to women's basketball. Having completed four seasons as the Fever TV analyst, Antonelli is the lead TV analyst for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big XII Conference, Southeastern Conference and CSTV's coverage of women's basketball
Kirk Wessler is executive sports editor and columnist for the Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star. A 1977 graduate of Bradley University, he previously worked for the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune and the Dallas Times-Herald. He serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Roman Augustoviz is a general assignment reporter who covers Gophers hockey and other University of Minnesota men's and women's sports.
Hank Wesch covers the University of San Diego and the West Coast Conference for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Matt Caracappa is the 2009-10 Brian Fishman Intern for USA Hockey, the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Based in the national office’s communications department, he assists in various communications projects, event promotions and publishing initiatives, including work with USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.
Ken Davis is a freelance writer who covers college basketball for NBCSports.com and AthlonSports.com. He has covered college sports since 1977 and was a staff writer for The Hartford Courant for 20 years. His work has also appeared in The Sporting News, SI.com, ESPN The Magazine, USA Today and Basketball Times, among others. His first book, The University of Kansas Basketball Vault Book, was published in 2008 and his vault book on the University of Connecticut will be released in late 2010. Davis has served on the board of directors for both the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the Football Writers Association of America. Davis is a University of Kansas graduate and lives in Coventry, Conn., with his wife, Nancy. They have two sons, Patrick (26) and Joseph (22).
A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, Tim Rosenthal has been covering both college and pro hockey since 2007. He has written for College Hockey News and is currently the Associate Editor of InsideHockey.com.
Clare Lochary is an assistant editor and columnist for Lacrosse Magazine, the monthly publication of US Lacrosse. Her work has also appeared in b magazine, The Baltimore Sun, The Durham-Herald Sun, the New York Times and National Journal magazine. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Eric Sorenson was infected by the college baseball bug early on in life after spending his formative years in Omaha, Nebraska, and seeing the rise in popularity of the College World Series on a firsthand basis. Though he is now featured at College Baseball Today, Eric has been a college baseball writer for numerous outlets over the years, including USA Today, CollegeSports.com, CSTV, CBS College Sports, SEBaseball.com and CollegeBaseballInsider.com. A rabid fan of all college sports, Eric has also been a college football writer for many years for ESPN, CBS Sports, CSTV, NBC Sports, Yahoo/Rivals and CollegeBCS.com, and has also covered three Final Fours in college basketball for CSTV and CBS Sports. He currently resides in the college baseball hotbed of Southern California and enjoys playing hockey, surfing, skiing and going to the beach to kick back and do absolutely nothing. Eric was also named the 7th runner-up in "The Most Interesting Man In the World" competition held by Dos Equis in 2009.
Patrick Stevens is a freelance reporter based in the Baltimore area who covered college sports, including lacrosse, for the
Washington Times from 2002 to 2009.
Kendall Rogers is the college baseball editor for Yahoo! Sports and has covered the college baseball scene for over 10 seasons. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a Texas native. He grew up watching college baseball in the Southwest Conference and continues to make the sport an integral part of his life.
Aaron Fitt is the national writer for Baseball America. He has covered college baseball for the magazine since 2005 and made his sixth trip to the College World Series this June. A native of Massachusetts, Fitt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As a standout basketball player at the University of Kansas, Wayne Simien was a part of two Final Four teams, claimed three Big XII Championships, was named Big XII Player of the Year, was a two-time All-American and graduated with a degree in sociology. At the conclusion of his career, he was named the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner for men's basketball. Simien was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat and his rookie year, he had the privilege of being a member of the 2006 NBA World Championship team. Basketball has taken Simien around the world. He played professionally in Spain and has hosted a number of basketball camps in the Caribbean, the Philippines and Israel. He now enjoys ministering through his foundation - Called To Greatness - as an ordained minister and volunteers as KU's religious advisor and mentor of student-athlete development.
Taylor Bern has covered sports for several newspapers in the Midwest. He currently works for The Arizona Republic.
As beat writer for the Nebraska volleyball team, Todd Henrichs has a captive audience in Husker fans. Nebraska has filled the NU Coliseum for every volleyball match since the 2001 season. In addition to his volleyball duties, Henrichs is sports editor for the Lincoln Journal Star, directing coverage of all of the Huskers’ teams.
Stephanie Lopez-Cox is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the top young defenders in the world. She is also the first woman of Hispanic descent to ever play on the U.S. Women’s National Team. Her natural skill and speed combined with her leadership and unwavering composure make Stephanie one of the brightest stars on the U.S. Women's National Team. Stephanie shares the same work ethic off the field. She is very committed to raising awareness for both individuals and organizations in need and can be found donating much of her spare time to causes within her own community, nationally and internationally.
Stephanie attended the University of Portland, where she helped lead her team to an undefeated record of 23-0-2 and an NCAA Championship and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team as a sophomore. The following season, she led the Pilots to 11 straight wins and 10 shutouts and helped her team advance to the NCAA quarterfinals. That year, after the World Cup, Stephanie had a chance to forgo her remaining collegiate eligibility and become a salaried player with Team USA, but loyalty to her team and prior commitments led her back to Portland where she graduated with a 3.7 GPA and a psychology degree and a Spanish minor in December of 2007.
In 2007, Stephanie received the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award, which is presented to the collegiate athlete who best demonstrates excellence in the classroom and remarkable character within the community, as well as success in athletic competition.
In addition to being an extremely successful soccer player, Stephanie is dedicated to bettering the world around her. Having grown up in a foster home where her parents have cared for 88 different foster children to date, Stephanie was taught from a very young age to appreciate everything and to never take anything for granted. She has assisted her parents in leading a group of teens to Egypt to paint an orphanage, traveled to the Bahamas to clear land for construction of a learning center, traveled to Mexico to serve meals to American missionaries and was part of a team that created a Hurricane Katrina fundraiser in 2005. She recently became a spokesperson for Casey Family Services which is the country's largest foster care organization. Her former University of Portland Pilots’ coach, Garrett Smith, said, “Stephanie has been a wonderful ambassador for our soccer program and the University. On the field, Stephanie is the ultimate team player and makes everyone around her better, but that pales in comparison to the impact that she has on others off the field.”
Stephanie lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, former Portland University baseball player Brian Cox. In 2009, she played for the Los Angeles Sol in the inaugural season of the Women's Professional Soccer league. She currently plays for the Boston Breakers.
Brenda is in her 16th season of broadcasting women's sports events. She's served as analyst and play-by-play announcer for basketball broadcasts, plus as a play-by-play announcer for softball and volleyball. In addition, she is the president and CEO of BVonTV etc, Inc, a sports communications and consultation firm through which she continues building her women’s sports broadcasting portfolio and provides public speaking, workshops, basketball instruction and consultation. Brenda is the co-host of "She's Got Game," a national women's sports talk show that is available on SportsRadioKC.com each Monday and Friday. Before starting her own business, Brenda was the chief design officer for PE4life, a national non-profit organization dedicated to developing a country of active and healthy children and youth by increasing access to quality physical education.
Donna Noonan joined FCA staff in May 2004 as vice-president of coaches ministry and now serves as national director of events. Prior to that she spent over 20 years in the world of intercollegiate athletics; five as a golf coach at the University of South Carolina and University of Memphis, and 16 years at the NCAA national office administering championships. During her time at the NCAA, she worked with a wide range of sports, including the Women’s Final Four. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. degree in Physical Education and a Masters in Business. While at Georgia she was a letter-winner in basketball and golf.
Steve Wieberg is a sports writer for USA Today. Wieberg has been at USA Today since being part of the original startup staff in 1982. His primary responsibilities include coverage of college sports, in particular football, basketball and rules governing the NCAA. He has covered every NCAA men's Final Four since 1983 and also covered the Summer and Winter Olympics. He was named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the "10 Most Powerful People in College Sports" in October 2007 and is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Hall of Fame.
Aubrey Everett is the editor of Volleyball magazine. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston in 2006 with a degree in Print and Multimedia Journalism, Everett worked as a staff reporter at the Martha’s Vineyard Times covering the town of Oak Bluffs and the island court system, and has been with Volleyball’s publishing company, Madavor Media, since 2009. Everett currently lives in Quincy, Mass., with her husband. She volunteers at the local animal shelter, enjoys food and cooking, and ran the Cape Cod Marathon in 2009.
Casey is a journalism student at the University of Missouri.
Sam is an intern for Premier Sports Management. He is studying journalism at the University of Kansas.