Ann Meyers Drysdale 2020

Ann Meyers Drysdale, 2020

Ann competed in seven sports as a high school athlete at Sonora High School in La Habra and became the first female to ever receive a UCLA full four-year athletic scholarship. The 5-9 HS basketball All-American had an 80-5 prep record. While in high school she was the youngest player as part of the USA National Team leading to her winning a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. She put women’s college sports on the map in Los Angeles when she led the Bruins to the 1978 AIAW Championship in Pauley Pavilion before a record crowd.

She finished her college career as the first four-time Kodak All-American. She won the Broderick Award as the nation’s top all-around female athlete. She became the first female to ever try-out for the NBA. She stayed involved in the sport through broadcasting multiples Olympic Games for NBC Sports and announcing local college and professional men’s and women’s games. She is a member of the Naismith, Women’s Basketball, and UCLA Athletics Halls of Fame. She has been an executive with Phoenix for both the NBA and WNBA.