Ann Meyers has been elected to K2’s board of directors effective February 11th, 2005. Since 1983, Meyers has served as a broadcaster for the major sports networks, covering a variety of events, including men’s and women’s NCAA basketball, softball and volleyball games, and the 1984, 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. Prior to commencing a career in broadcasting, Meyers had a distinguished record as a college and professional athlete.
“Ann brings a highly unique perspective to K2 as both an athlete and a professional spokeswoman for several major sports,” said Richard J. Heckmann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We have a deep commitment to women’s sports, as demonstrated by several of our leading product lines, including Worth softball, deBeer lacrosse and the K2 T-Nine(R) ski series designed exclusively for women. Ann’s background and insights will be extremely beneficial as we expand our presence in women’s sports.”
Meyers was a four-time All-American in women’s basketball at UCLA, and led the team to the 1978 AIAW Championship. She was a member of the 1976 Olympic team, and in 1978 was the first player drafted in the Women’s Professional Basketball League, and was MVP of the league in 1979-80 with the New Jersey Gems. In 1979, Meyers became the only woman to sign as a free agent to an NBA team, the Indiana Pacers. She is a member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, and the first woman to be inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame.