ATHLETES

(A few)

Every athlete has a story, their own unique journey, filled with ups, downs

and everything in between, but one thing these athletes all have in common is

their desire to change the culture and conversation around brain health in sport.

Together their stories, their experiences, will start a conversation and

impact real change for athletes both during and after their athletic careers. 

KEVIN LOVE

Basketball, United States​

  • 2012 Olympic Games Gold Medal

  • 2010 FIBA World Championships Gold Medal

  • 5x NBA All-Star

  • 2016 NBA Championship with Cavaliers

  • First Team NCAA All-American 2008

SUNNY GARCIA

Surfing, United States​

  • #1 ASP World Tour, 2000

  • Most Victories in WQS History - 22

  • 6x Triple Crown of Surfing Titles

  • Retired in 2005, Returned to competition in 2008

ANDRE AGASSI

Tennis, United States

  • Eight Time Grand Slam Champion

  • 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Former World Number 1

SHAWN JOHNSON

Gymnastics, United States​

  • 2008 Olympic Games Gold Medal, Balance Beam & Team Event

  • 2008 Olympic Games Silver Medal, Floor 

  • 2007 Individual All-Around World Champion

  • Mother

RONDA ROUSEY

Judo/MMA/WWE, United States​

  • 2008 Olympic Games Bronze Medal - first American woman to win a medal in Judo

  • Only woman to win both a UFC and WWE Championship

  • Voted best female athlete of all time in 2015 ESPN fan poll

  • Actress & Author

REBECCA SONI

Swimming, United States​

  • 2 x Olympian 2008 & 2012

  • 6 x Olympic Medalist (3 Gold, 3 Silver)

  • Team Captain 2012 Olympic Women's Swim

  • Founder of RISE Athletes mentoring program

NAOMI OSAKA

Tennis, Japan​

  • First Asian player to hold World #1 ranking

  • 5x WTA Tour Title Winner

  • 2018 US Open Champion

  • 2019 Australian Open Champion

  • 125 mph serve

JACK GREEN

Athletics, United Kingdom

  • 4th 2012 Olympic Games

  • Bronze 2017 World Championships 

  • 4th 2018 Commonwealth Games

  • Bronze 2016 European Championships

Top 10 World Rank

DWYANE WADE

Basketball, United States

  • Fifth overall in 2003 NBA Draft

  • Back to back NBA Championships with the Miami Heat 2012-2013

  • 13x NBA All-Star

IMANI BOYETTE

Basketball, United States

  • 10th Overall 2016 WNBA Draft

  • WNBA All-Rookie Team 

  • Broke the WNBA playoff record for the most blocks in a game

  • Played for the University of Texas Austin

Track, United States​

  • 1600m AAC Champion, 5x All-ACC

  • Sub 4 minute miler

  • 2 x NCAA All-American (2015, 2018)

  • Professional Runner, Boston Athletic Assoc.

  • Masters in Education, Writer

MIKE MARSELLA
KIM VANDENBERG

Swimming, United States​

  • 2008 Olympic Games Bronze Medal

  • 2007 World Championships Silver Medal

  • 2011 2x Pan Am Games Gold Medal

  • 3 x National Champion 200 Butterfly

  • 16 x NCAA All-American

  • Writer, Philanthropist, Mentor

CAROLINE BURCKLE

Swimming, United States​

  • 2008 Olympic Games Bronze Medal

  • 2005 World Champion 4x200 FR

  • 2007 Pan Am Games Gold Medal 800 FR

  • 23 x NCAA All American

KRISTY KOWAL

Swimming, United States

  • 2000 Olympic Games Silver Medal

  • 1998 1st American to win World Title in 100m breaststroke

  • 1st American woman under 1min in100y breaststroke

JONTEL EVANS

Basketball, United States​

  • 4 Year Starter, UVA Point Guard

  • 2x First Team All-ACC Defensive Team

  • Top 10 All Time for Assists, UVA

MIKELL SIMPSON

Football, United States

  • 2008 Gator Bowl MVP

  • Holds record (96 yards) for longest rush by a running back in an NCAA bowl game

  • 6th Player in ACC history to record 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game

  • Holds record for 2nd longest rush in NCAA bowl game history

  • Signed with the Cincinnatti Bengals as an undrafted college free agent in 2010

EMILY SILVER

Swimming, United States

  • 2008 Olympic Games Silver Medal

  • 2007 World University Games Gold Medal

  • 2007 World University Games Silver Medal

  • 2007 2 x Pac-10 Champion

  • 2007 - 2008 UC Berkeley Team Captain

JIMMY HOWELL

Football, United States

  • 4 year Starting Punter, UVA

  • Freshman All-ACC

  • George Welsh Award Winner

  • Ray Guy Nominee

  • Masters of Science, Nursing

  • Loving Father & Husband

...Michael Phelps, Misty Hyman, Andy Baddeley, Fabiola Molina, Betsey Armstrong, Kristen Pratt, Katie McCafferty, Rich Clune, Rachel Flinn, Isaiah Wilkins, Lila Meesseman-Bakir, Aaron Piersol, Tyler Parsons, Bruno Fratus, Christina Kim, Gracie Gold, Lanesha Raegan, Brandon Marshall, Aubrey Huff, Mike Tyson, Emmitt Smith, Edgar Martinez, Ben Zobrist, Allison Schmitt, Amanda Beard, Jerry West, Joey Votto, Dan Carcillo, Andrew Jensen, Landon Donovan, Shannon Miller, Picabo Street, Demar Derozan, Rick Ankiel, Jordan Spieth... (and many many more).