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A Conversation With Champions - "All Things Major"

2010 Panelist Biographies:


Moderator Gail Graham began playing golf at age 13 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She was the Manitoba Amateur champion in 1983 and 1985, a member of the Canadian Commonwealth Championship team in 1987, and the low amateur at the LPGA's 1987 du Maurier Ltd. Classic. Graham graduated from Lamar University, where she was an NCAA All-American in 1986. She holds two LPGA victories: The 1995 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic, and the 1997 Alpine Australian Ladies Masters; she was also the recipient of the 2002 William and Mousie Powell Award.

Gail Graham 



In 1983, Meg Mallon won the Michigan Amateur Championship title. She attended Ohio State University, where she earned All-Conference honors from 1984-85 and was the runner-up at the 1985 Big Ten Championship. Mallon turned pro in 1987 and holds 18 LPGA Victories from 1981-2004, the 1991 William and Mousie Powell Award, and is an eight-time winner of the Solheim Cup.

Meg Mallon



Christina Kim played on the Futures Tour in 2001 as an amateur, turning pro in 2002. During that year, she won the Hewlett-Packard Garden State Futures Golf Classic. Kim holds two LPGA victories: the 2004 Longs Drugs Challenge, and the 2005 Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions; she is also a two-time winner of the Solheim Cup in 2005 and 2009.

Christina Kim 



Abby Wambach grew up in Rochester, and began playing soccer at age four. She attend the University of Florida, where she was named All-SEC for four consecutive seasons. In 2001, she made her WNT debut at the Nike U.S. Women's Cup. She was selected in the 2002 WUSA draft and became teammate of Mia Hamm's on the Washington Freedom. Wambach was named U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year for 2003 and 2004, and helped the U.S. team win the gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. She is the fifth U.S. player and ninth female player in world history to notch 100 career goals, and holds the best per game goal ratio in U.S. soccer history.

Abby Wambach



At only 17 years of age, power skier Diann Roffe won the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 1985 World Championships. She returned in 1992 to win Olympic silver in the giant slalom, and added an Olympic gold at the 1994 Winter Olympics. A few weeks after Lillehammer, Roffe won the World Cup Finals in Super-G in Vail, Colorado, and then retired from competitive skiing. Roffe won six US National titles and was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 2003.

Diann Roffe