Keep Her In The Game: Where Are They Now

With its unparalleled success in women's sports, the Pac-12 Conference is proud to participate in the Women's Sports Foundation's "Keep Her In The Game" initiative, bringing awareness to help young girls remain involved in sports and raise funds to support girls' programming. Below are some notable female Pac-12 alums and their current professions.


  • Jennie Finch, softball, U.S. National Team, TV analyst
  • Heidi Hornbeek, gymnastics, doctor
  • Leslie Martin, basketball, director of human resources at the University of Arizona
  • Paula Aboud, basketball, congresswoman


  • Lisa Vincijanovic, gymnastics, doctor
  • Reka Cseresnyes, tennis, entrepreneur in Budapest, Hungary, promoting environmental values in sport, including getting spectators, competitors and sponsors of athletic events involved in green initiative; Member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee's environmental committee.
  • Carrie (Buckner) Bates, basketball, physician assistant
  • Jen (Albert) Morgan, basketball, federal programs consultant and associate attorney
  • Liz Harkin, soccer, medical school student at Georgetown University


  • Monica Wiley, basketball, one of the first African American women judges in San Francisco
  • Mary Harvey, soccer, Olympic gold medalist; former Director of Development at FIFA, the first woman and first American hired by the international governing body to run a division.


  • Kelly Smith, cross country/track & field, Director of Strategy and Planning at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 
  • Debbie Jacobsen, basketball, primary care physician and surgeon, team doctor for the Colorado Mammoth professional lacrosse team
  • Kate Fagan, basketball, journalist, formerly the Philadelphia 76ers beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer; currently a writer for ESPN-W
  • Crystal Ford-Adams, basketball, community relations/outreach for well-known companies such as Coors Brewing Company and Qwest (Century Link)


  • Jenny Mowe, basketball, owner of a bakery


  • Carol Menken-Schaudt, basketball, Olympic gold medalist; account executive for a media company 
  • Mari Embertson, swimmer, project manager for a health services clinic
  • Courtney Carter, soccer, ESPN
  • Abby Swancutt, volleyball, designer at Nike
  • Anne Marie Vassallo, gymnastics, lawyer


  • Tamara Jernigan, volleyball, former NASA astronaut and currently the a Deputy Principal Associate Director, Weapons Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Katherine Kuchenbecker, volleyball, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at Penn. Named to Popular Science Magazine's Brilliant 10 list in Oct. 2010
  • Kate Starbird, basketball, Project EPIC research team, studying how people use social media during disasters


  • Dot Richardson, softball, Olympic gold medalist & Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Heidi Moneymaker, gymnastics, movie stuntwoman
  • Lindsey Pluimer, basketball, founder of "With My Own Two Hands" non-profit foundation


  • Melissa Ward, basketball, first African-American woman to receive a fighter pilot rating and be an instructor pilot
  • Monica Koyama, swimming, Vice President at FX Network Entertainment
  • Paula McGee, basketball, Minister Religion
  • Lee Anne Sera, basketball, dentist
  • Brittany, Allen, swimming, functional medicine consultant
  • Marisa Kozak, swimming, LionsGate Films Entertainment  
  • Valorie Seyfert, swimming, President/CEO of CUSO Financial Services Finance
  • Alaina Kipps, volleyball, doctor, USC Valedictorian


  • Tiffany Rogers, basketball, orthopedic surgeon
  • Leshia Lee Dixon, basketball, head prosecutor for the State of Minnesota
  • Monica McDonald, skiing/track, heart surgeon


  • Elise Niemela Woodward, basketball, talk show host on Seattle's KJR Radio
  • Angie Marzetta Mentink, softball, anchor at ROOT Sports Northwest
  • Lindsey Thiry, volleyball, on-air talent for Fox Sports TV in Los Angeles
  • Erin O'Connell, rowing, athletic director at Seattle Pacific University
  • Karen Bryant, basketball, president and CEO of the WNBA's Seattle Storm
  • Terry Gleason Richardson, soccer, pharmacist
  • Nikki Gamble Leith, soccer, attorney
  • Erin Mayovsky Swanson, soccer, TV news meteorologist on Seattle FOX affiliate, KCPQ-TV
  • Jenni Vesnaver Hogan, rower, TV newscaster on Seattle's CBS affiliate, KIRO-TV
  • Kayla Burt, basketball, EMT


  • Randi Smith, track and field, surgeon
  • Laurie Turner, basketball, athletic director at Pacific Lutheran University


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