Spotlight: Stanford's Summer Sanders
Summer Sanders first jumped into the pool because she wanted to be just like her older brother Trevor. Little did she know she would find her first true passion at such a young age. From age 4 she loved the challenge and the thrill of training and competition.
That dedication resulted in numerous National titles, 3 Gold Medals at the Goodwill Games, a gold, silver and bronze at the World Championships, 6 NCAA titles, American Records and finally two golds, a silver and a bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
Sanders went to Stanford University where as a team the won the 1992 National Title, one of the greatest moments in her swimming career.
After Barcelona, Sanders quickly jumped into her second passion, Television work.
She has worked for every network hosting such hit shows as Fox's Skating With Celebrities, FSN's The Sports List, NBA's Inside Stuff and Nickelodeon's Figure It Out.
She has worked for the NBA and the NFL. She was a special contributor for the Today show and still contributes for Rachael Ray and Good Morning America.
In 1996 she was very honored to become an ambassador for the US Fund for UNICEF. She also actively supports Right To Play.
By far, the roles she is most proud of are mom and wife! She has two beautiful children with her wonderful husband, Erik Schlopy, who just happens to be a 3 time Olympic skier.
Her mottos on life are to enjoy the present, laugh at yourself and always remember that age is a state of mind. She prides herself on being a professional fourth grader!
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