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Overview (3)

Born in Roseville, California, USA
Birth NameSummer Elisabeth Sanders
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Summer Sanders pursues and achieves excellence in all facets of her career, be it in front of the television camera or in the swimming pool. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Sanders emerged as the most decorated U.S. swimmer, winning two gold medals swimming the Butterfly, a silver medal, and a bronze medal. She is one of the rare athletes who was able to transition from competition in the pool to working on-camera on a variety of sports and other topics.

In the summer of 2005, Sanders co hosted the FOX hit show, Skating with Celebrities (2006), alongside fellow Olympian, figure skater Scott Hamilton. Sanders helped make the show a hit by using her personality and charm to win over the viewers in-between the skating numbers.

Sanders also hosted the entertaining Fox Sports show, The Sports List (2004), which debuted in July 2004. "The Sports List" focused on various aspects of sports, from a superlative point of view, including the biggest meltdowns ever, the sexiest athlete, the dumbest plays in history, and the greatest moments in sports, among others. In addition, Sanders also hosted Beg, Borrow & Deal (2002) on ESPN in 2004. Sanders co-hosted NBA Inside Stuff (1990) on NBC, from 1997 to 2005. Sanders worked in the studio and traveled the country to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the players and personalities of the NBA and WNBA drafts. She also followed the exciting action that the leagues provided throughout the year. Summer's favorite part of working for "Inside Stuff" was being able to sit down with the players to find out firsthand what it's like to play the world's most popular game. In addition, Sanders worked with NBC as a correspondent for the Today (1952) Show" during the 2000 Olympics. She also co-hosted, alongside Jim Lampley, on the popular kids' Olympic show "Scholastic at the Olympics". Sanders was a sideline reporter for the WNBA, and was also an on-air correspondent for the Ford Gorge Games in Portland, Oregon. She also was a correspondent for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Sanders hosted the syndicated show, U.S. Olympic Gold, which tracks athletes in their pursuit towards both the Winter and Summer Olympics. Her passion to communicate with kids was underscored as the hip and funny host of Nickelodeon's hit game show, Figure It Out (1997).

In two years at Stanford, Sanders compiled six individual NCAA titles and four relay championships. Sanders earned back-to-back NCAA Swimmer of the Year awards, and propelled Stanford to a National Championship in 1992. If Sanders busy schedule was not enough, she often finds time to stop by pools, and talks with young fans aspiring to be just like her.

After a brief hiatus spending time with her family, Sanders has jumped back into the spot-light, doing correspondent work for Good Morning America (1975), Rachael Ray (2006) and, most recently, NBC's Universal Sports Network.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: NBC

Family (1)

Spouse Erik Schlopy (30 July 2005 - present)  (2 children)
Mark Henderson (4 July 1997 - 2001)  (divorced)

Trivia (16)

In the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, she won two gold medals as a swimmer in the 200 meter butterfly and 4x100 meter medley relay, a silver in the 200 meter individual medley and a bronze in the 400 meter individual medley.
Parents Bob and Barbara are the leading inspiration for her book "Champions Are Raised, Not Born."
One elder brother, Trevor, with whom she has "an excellent relationship, even by brother-and-sister standards." In fact, Summer credits him with inspiring her to take up competitive swimming when they were both children.
Olympic swimmer
Graduated from Stanford University.
Summer was awarded the 1992 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Award as the year's top amateur athlete.
In 1992, she set the American record in the 400 meter individual medley.
In 1990, she won three gold medals at the Goodwill Games.
In 1991 and 1992, she won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Swimmer of the Year Award.
She retired from competitive swimming in December 1993.
In her hometown of Roseville, California there is an Olympic sized swimming facility named after her.
Gave birth to her first child, with husband Erik Schlopy, daughter Skye Bella, on April 21st, 2006, weighing in at 7 lbs, 7 oz.
She and her husband announced that they are expecting their second child. A boy, on January 8th.
Son, Charles Robert Spider Scholpy, was born on January 8, 2008.
Co-hostess, with John Abdo, of an infomercial for John's "Ab-Doer Twist" abdominal fitness system. [2009]
Lives in Park City, Utah with her husband, Erik Schlopy, and their children. [2009]

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