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Ann Meyers was born on March 26, 1955 (age 65 years) in San Diego, California, United States. She is a celebrated basketball player. Ann Meyers's height is 5′ 9″. Her fiancee is Don Drysdale (m. 1986–1993). She has 3 children Drew Drysdale, Don Drysdale Jr., Darren Drysdale. Her popular book is You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale. In Her career, Ann Meyers has achieved a Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women's Basketball.
Female basketball star of the 1970s who became a WNBA executive.
She had an outstanding basketball career at UCLA, and she would eventually be inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.
She was the first player to be drafted into the Woman's Basketball League (WBL) and was the co-MVP for the 1979 season.
As our current database, Ann Meyers is still alive (according to Wikipedia, Last update: January 6, 2020).
She was married to Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale from 1986 until his death in 1993.
She helped the U.S. bring home Olympic gold. Lisa Leslie later accomplished the same feat.
● Ann Meyers's height is 5′ 9″● Her fiancee is Don Drysdale (m. 1986–1993)● She has 3 children Drew Drysdale, Don Drysdale Jr., Darren Drysdale● Her popular book is You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale● In Her career, Ann Meyers has achieved a Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women's Basketballby blog Admin
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