Julie Anthony

Athlete Ambassador

Sport:

Tennis (Pro)

Position:

Linebacker

Team(s):

San Francisco 49ers

Years Active:

2014

Career Highlights

Julie Anthony, who earned a Ph.D. while competing on the women’s pro circuit, embodies the word ‘scholar-athlete.’ A promising junior player, she entered Stanford University where she and her partner Jane Albert claimed the national collegiate doubles crown in 1967. As a professional, Anthony helped to inaugurate World Team Tennis in 1974, leading the league in women’s doubles wins with partner Billie Jean King. After receiving her doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1979, Dr. Anthony combined her athletic and clinical skills as a sports psychologist and author. From 1989 to 1994 she coached doubles player Gigi Fernandez to 11 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. Anthony was owner of the Aspen Club; founder and director of its Fitness and Sports Medicine Institute 1982-1995.
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