A little too eager, perhaps. On one of the first days of spring training, Tucker landed awkwardly on his leg and tore up his knee.
Skiing Golf Caylin L. He immediately found a way to impact the football team and the community upon arrival, and he never looked back. Known for his electrifying style on the court, Davis was a powerful point guard, who won national acclaim for executing in crucial, high-pressure moments, when his team needed him the most.
An entrepreneur, investor, and businessman, Baron was one of the original investors for Vitaminwater and helped with the launch of Thrive Market. Baron is also the founder of several companies, including Sports and Lifestyle in Culture SLIC , The Black Santa Company, and No Label—each with the objective of combining creative talent with original publication and production to develop and provide educational and heartwarming stories that appeal to global audiences of all ages.
Davis is a mentor and coach for young, upcoming basketball players and a longtime supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Venice. She is charged with advancing the Laureus mission to change the lives of youth and strengthen communities through the power of sport.
As a catalyst investor, Laureus supports the growth of organizations using sport to help youth reach their full potential. The Laureus research team then measures and proves the impact these programs are having on the health, education, employment and social cohesion of those youth.
During her eight year tenure, Benita oversaw of all WICT operations, programs and member services; tripled revenue and annual conference attendance; and doubled membership. She was a member of the and U. One of eight U.
His decade-plus experience in the surfing world has covered everything from press management to athlete liaising to digital product development, crisis communications, event planning, PR campaigns, partner relations and management of a global team of employees, contractors and agencies.
During his career in the athletic world, Smith was a spokesperson to corporations, schools, charities and the President of the United States. With over ten years of nonprofit leadership experience, Whiteman oversees operations, programs, charitable giving and fundraising.
Morgan Chase. Education is a top priority for Whiteman and she is very active in the community. She earned a scholarship to attend a boarding high school in Connecticut where she excelled in soccer and caught the attention of acclaimed scholarship organizations.
She currently resides in Inglewood with her husband Timothy and their two young sons Timothy Jr.
A California native, Dr. In , Gonzaga captured its ninth consecutive WCC crown and finished with a overall record.
While at Gonzaga, Dr. Shaw has a passion for service in her communities; she assisted in the Special Olympic Regional Summer Games and Los Angeles World Games as the Field of Play Supervisor for basketball, earning the most outstanding volunteer award. She has served in the non-profit sector participating internationally with Jumpball Basketball Programme, helping provide free basketball camps and clinics to communities in Jamaica and Haiti.
Recently, Dr. Shaw has used her camp experience working with the Atlanta Hawks summer camp program. She has also presented at the WBCA Final Four, various universities, and professional development conferences on various topics covering LGBT safe spaces, teambuilding, networking, transitioning from assistant to head coach, and team culture.
In addition, to these accomplishments Dr. Shaw is a certified event planner and owner of Champion Photobooths, a photobooth rental company, based in California. Shaw graduated with a B. In this role, Caitlin leads the development and execution of a diverse portfolio of global, national, and locally-based programs, with a focus on getting kids active and reversing the physical inactivity epidemic.
Caitlin joined Nike, Inc. Prior to joining Nike, Caitlin spent seven years at Mattel, Inc. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and resides in Portland, OR with her husband and son.
Kerri Walsh Jennings is the most decorated beach volleyball Olympian of all-time, with three gold medals and one bronze medal. Her first Olympic appearance came in when she helped the U.
Team to a strong 4th place finish.
She would go on to win gold in Athens in , gold in Beijing in , gold in London in , and bronze in Rio in She remains the winningest female beach volleyball player in history with wins. Currently, Walsh Jennings resides in Manhattan Beach with her husband and three children. On that date, Mallory Weggemann received an epidural injection to help treat back pain; however, by the time it was finished, she was forever changed.
Complications with the procedure left the college freshman paralyzed from the belly-button down. Weggemann has been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven. After her injury at the age of 18, Weggemann chose to return to the pool.
In April , her older sister found an article in the local newspaper highlighting the Paralympic Swimming Trials for the Beijing Paralympic Games. Still coping with her new disability, Weggemann found one thing unchanged, her love for swimming.
While attending the meet as a spectator with her sister, she met several of the US National Team coaches. The following Monday, Weggemann returned to the pool and has been swimming ever since.
She touts her Paralympic trials experience as life changing. Weggemann finished the meet with nine World Records.
In August , just days after being reclassified at the Paralympic Games in London, Mallory showcased her amazing abilities by winning gold and setting a Paralympic Record in the 50m freestyle. Mallory also anchored the bronze medal winning 4xm medley relay team, bringing USA back from fifth place to almost capturing gold!
It has been deemed one of the most memorable moments of the London Games, and it inspired many across the world. Just under four months after becoming paralyzed Mallory was back in the pool, with her eyes on Gold at the Paralympic Games. Having achieved that goal, she decided it was time to chase her ultimate dream, to walk again.
For years, this was something that was deemed impossible, but a new possibility arose and in order to achieve her goal, Mallory reached out to the public to ask for their support through a crowd funding Indiegogo campaign.
In order to accomplish this dream Mallory worked very closely with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to learn how to use her customized leg braces with the assistance of forearm crutches. Currently, Weggemann just returned home from the the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and competed in an unprecedented seven individual events, while representing Team USA in her second Paralympic Games this past September.
In addition, Mallory is actively building upon her career outside of the pool as a highly sought-after motivational speaker, writing and other public appearances around the world. Mallory is currently publishing her work monthly for the Huffington Post on various motivational, inspirational and leadership topics and heavily involved in disability advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, as well as serving as a board member on Delta Airlines Disability Advisory Board.
Mallory is also being featured in The Current, a documentary produced by Make A Hero, a non-profit organization focused on inspiring individuals with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of adaptive sports. He began skateboarding at 12 years old and by 23 was volunteering as a mentor to troubled youth in a juvenile detention center teaching life lessons through skateboarding.
Next Up empowers underprivileged youth by connecting them to education through skateboarding and creating opportunity for success never before imagined.
Today the organization has served over 15, participants and is growing. Since , Dr. She regularly teaches graduate courses in program evaluation and positive developmental science, trains graduate students in evaluation science, and evaluates youth development programs trying to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Berry has directed more than 75 program evaluations across a range of content areas e. These evaluations have been designed to drive organizational improvement, identify critical conditions for success, and track optimal youth outcomes over time.
More recently, she has partnered with LAUSD and the LA84 Foundation to evaluate the middle school sports program in LAUSD to understand the impact of high-quality school-based youth sports programs as well as how and why youth outcomes emerge during sports participation.
Berry and her colleagues have disseminated their evaluations broadly. She has published over 75 technical evaluation reports, published peer-reviewed articles in leading evaluation journals American Journal of Evaluation and New Directions for Evaluation and youth development journals Journal of Early Adolescence , and presented her findings annually at scientific and practitioner conferences.
In , Dr.