Loyola Marymount University will welcome Olympian, activist and author Abby Wambach as the keynote speaker for the university’s 2022 undergraduate commencement exercises on May 7. Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, will address graduate students on May 8.
Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. A National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, in 2015 Ms. Wambach was also included on the Time Magazine 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
An activist for equality and inclusion, she is the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “WOLFPACK” as well as the adaptation of “WOLFPACK” for the next generation, an instant New York Times bestseller.
Wambach is the host of “Abby’s Places” on ESPN+, in which she showcases what makes her beloved sport of soccer a worldwide sensation. She sits on the board of directors for the all-women-led nonprofit organization Together Rising. She lives in California with her wife, Glennon Doyle, and their three children.
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