Summer-time

By Jonathan Okanes

The entire Pac-12 Enterprises staff crowded into a conference room to meet Summer Sanders Tuesday, one of the three faces of the Pac-12 Networks who was hired last month. Equipped with her four medals from the 1992 Summer Olympics, Sanders talked to the staff about her Olympic experience, her time at Stanford and answered a multitude of questions from Pac-12 Enterprises employees.

Sanders said she is excited that the Pac-12 Networks will be providing exposure to some of the other sports that are not usually on television.

“I love football. I love basketball. But there are so many really cool stories with all the other sports that are out there,” she said. “It’s so much of what makes up the Conference of Champions.”

Sanders was a two-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year and helped Stanford win the 1992 national championship. She will serve a variety of roles for the Pac-12 Networks, from studio host to analyst to reporter.

Sanders also met with a handful of Pac-12 Enterprises executives separately on Tuesday before touring the new studios in San Francisco and then heading down to her alma mater for a photo shoot. She also enjoyed impromptu reunions with former classmates Lea Mauer, Stanford’s women’s swimming coach, and David Shaw, Stanford head football coach.

Some images from Sanders’ visit today:

Pac-12 Networks host/reporter Summer Sanders talks to the staff in a lunch meeting Tuesday afternoon.

The Pac-12 Enterprises staff meets to hear new on-air talent Summer Sanders on Tuesday.

Summer Sanders passes her Olympic medals around the room for the Pac-12 Enterprises staff to see.

Summer Sanders talks with Stanford football coach David Shaw during a visit on campus Tuesday. Sanders and Shaw were classmates at Stanford 20 years ago.

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