A sports journalist for more than 20 years, Meri-Jo has covered a wide range of sports and events, giving her the opportunity to explore what makes athletes tick -- from high schoolers to Olympians.
Meri-Jo has observed and interacted with players at all levels of competition, winning state and national awards for her writing. Among her highlights was covering NCAA Div. I college football, state prep tournaments, Super Bowls, the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, U.S. Open tennis, the NCAA Tournament (basketball) and four Olympic Games.
She played four years of varsity tennis for NCAA Div. III Johns Hopkins University and recently completed her third season coaching high school soccer at the JV and assistant varsity level.
Before becoming a freelance journalist, Meri-Jo was a staff writer for newspapers including The Miami Herald and the Colorado Springs Gazette, where she covered Air Force Academy football, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Through her own collegiate and professional experiences, she has seen the impact college athletics can have on the lives of young people, and is eager to help students find the right place to grow in the classroom and on the playing fields.