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Rosalyn “Ros” Gold-Onwude, Basketball Analyst

Turning her passion into a career, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude has stepped foot where few women of color have gone before. From Ros’ athletic career to her professional one, she has a history of many firsts. She is the first athlete from her high school to play Division I basketball, at Stanford University no less, where she became the all-time leader in steals and assists and Ros Gold-Onwude You INSPIRE Us! The second all-time leading scorer, she was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, and was later inducted into the GCHSAA Hall of Fame, another first for an athlete from her high school. She has set a precedent as a basketball analyst who brings expert critiques and interviews as well as effortless style and confidence to her reports for ESPN, Pac-12 Network, the WNBA and most famously in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors on CSN and the San Francisco 49ers.

A few inspiring words from Ros “As a woman of color in sports broadcasting, I want to do good work and have a positive, visible influence […] I hope other young women will look at what I’m doing and realize they too could have a career in sports media if they desire.”

Rosalyn “Ros” Gold-Onwude ~ You Inspire Us. 

Ros ~ A few fun facts: 

  1. Ros won two state titles playing at Archbishop Molloy High School located in Briarwood, NY.
  2. She was the starting point guard for Stanford’s 2005-2006 team.
  3. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in communications and a master’s degree in sociology.
  4. She briefly worked for Tesla Motors after college.
  5. In 2011, she was invited to play for the Nigerian national team to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

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Rosalyn “Ros” Gold-Onwude, Basketball Analyst

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