February 2, 2023 

Cat Osterman and Sheryl Swoopes have joined the Athletes Unlimited Advisory Board

Athletes Unlimited announced on Feb. 1 that three-time Olympian Cat Osterman and Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes have joined the AU Advisory Board

Athletes Unlimited (AU) have been busy making moves. The organization announced on Feb. 1 that three-time Olympian Cat Osterman and Naismith Memorial and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Sheryl Swoopes have joined the AU Advisory Board. They will lend their support and strategic advice to the organization. Osterman was the first champion in AU history, capturing it in 2020 softball. Swoopes is about to begin her second season as the broadcast analyst for AU Basketball.

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“In addition to being champions both on and off the field, Cat and Sheryl have been strong supporters of Athletes Unlimited from the beginning, so we are thrilled to formally welcome them to our Advisory Board,” said Jonathan Soros, co-founder of Athletes Unlimited. “As Athletes Unlimited continues to grow, our organization and our athletes will undoubtedly benefit from their experience and leadership.”

“I am very honored and excited to be part of the Athletes Unlimited Advisory Board. I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing in the first two seasons of Athletes Unlimited, and always expressed a desire to stay involved once I hung up the cleats,” said Osterman. “I can’t wait to be part of the Board and continue to support Athletes Unlimited and its innovative ideas.”

“It is truly an honor to be a part of the Athletes Unlimited Advisory Board,” said Swoopes. “I believe in everything AU stands for and represents, especially when it comes to female athletes. I look forward to using my voice to help further more opportunities for women in sports.”

Athletes Unlimited

Athletes Unlimited Advisory Board Members

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team icon Abby Wambach

Two-time NBA champion and entrepreneur Kevin Durant

Thirty Five Ventures co-founder Rich Kleiman

Grand Slam champion and former world number one tennis star Caroline Wozniacki

ESPN broadcaster and four-time first-team All-American softball standout Jessica Mendoza

Two-time Olympic medalist and captain of the USA Women’s National Volleyball team Jordan Larson

USA Volleyball Women’s National Team head coach Karch Kiraly

International Olympic Committee member and four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero

Turner Sports journalist Taylor Rooks

Former player and past President of the United States Tennis Association, Katrina Adams

With an advisory board like this, they are setting themselves up to do something special and make some history.

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It was a busy day for AU as they also celebrated the 37th National Girls and Women in Sports Day by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. AU Player Executive Committee members Natasha Cloud and Lindsey McKone and a group of Athletes Unlimited team members and youth athletes representing basketball, softball, lacrosse and volleyball participated.

The Week 1 Captains for AU Basketball have been chosen. The draft will take place on Feb. 19 and season two will begin on Feb. 23.

Written by Arie Graham

Arie Graham joined 'The Next' in May 2021 as the beat writer for the Dallas Wings.

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