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    OCYSF to honor Ann Meyers Drysdale, Janet Evans and April Ross
    • December 19, 2023

    The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation will honor Orange County Olympians Ann Meyers Drysdale, Janet Evans and April Ross at its annual banquet Jan. 10 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

    The OCYSF has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and financial aid to Orange County high school athletes.

    Meyers Drysdale was a multisport athlete at Sonora High School. She went on to become a four-time All-America basketball player at UCLA and played for the USA team in the 1976 Olympics. Meyers Drysdale has had a long career as a broadcaster and as a pro basketball executive.

    Evans of El Dorado High School won four Olympic gold medals in swimming, competing in the 1988 and ‘92 Summer Games. She set multiple world records including in the 400-meter, 800-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle. Among her post-swimming career work is as a leader of the LA28 Olympic Committee.

    Ross was a girls volleyball national player of the year at Newport Harbor High. She has won Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals in beach volleyball and had a long and successful pro beach volleyball career. Ross was the national college volleyball player of the year at USC.

    Veteran sportscaster Bob Costas is the master of ceremonies.

    For information on table purchases or sponsorship opportunities email OCYSF board member Mark Todd at [email protected] or call 949-514-000. Information about the foundation is available at

    ​ Orange County Register