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Donna Lopiano

Donna Lopiano is the immediate past chief executive officer of the Women's Sports Foundation, an organization she served for 15 years. Recently named one of "The 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports" by Fox Sports, Ms. Lopiano was also listed as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Sports" by The Sporting News. Prior to joining the Women's Sports Foundation, Dr. Lopiano served at the University of Texas-Austin for 18 years where she initiated and built the women's athletic program. She has been a college coach of men's and women's volleyball, women's basketball and softball. As an athlete, she participated in 26 national championships in four sports and was a nine-time All-American at four different positions in softball, a sport in which she played on six national championship teams. She is a member of the National Sports Hall of Fame, the National Softball Hall of Fame and the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, among others.Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, the Women's Sports Foundation is a charitable educational organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity. It is one of the country's most highly respected research institutions focusing on women and sports and has as a major goal the expansion and protection of Title IX rights for high school and college female student-athletes.


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