5) The Undefeated: A Q&A with Gloria Nevarez, the first Latinx commissioner in Division I


The WCC hired Nevarez on March 19, 2018, after she had spent eight years at the Pac-12 Conference as the senior associate commissioner and senior woman administrator overseeing all conference championships except football. The Berkeley Law grad also served as senior associate athletic director at Oklahoma and on the senior administrator level for the WCC, Cal and San Jose State. The former University of Massachusetts basketball player is now one of 10 female conference commissioners currently in Division I. As the daughter of a Mexican father, Nevarez is also the first Latinx commissioner of a Division I conference. This is an interview with Nevarez, who discusses lessons learned from her experience in sports, advice for women who dream of working in college sports, Gonzaga basketball and more.


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