Friday, September 17
Heather Cox

Heather Cox joined ESPN in August 1994 as an analyst on men's and women's college and professional volleyball and women's college basketball. Cox also serves as a reporter for the networks' coverage of college football, women's NCAA basketball and women's NCAA soccer.

In addition to covering regular-season games, Cox has covered the NCAA Division I National Championship for men and women's volleyball; the women's NCAA Basketball Tournament; college football bowl games; the national championship for the NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup; and several professional men and women's volleyball championships including the Olympic Trials and World Championships.

Cox has also served as a women's college basketball analyst for CBS since 2000; as a reporter and analyst for Olympic qualifying volleyball on the Oxygen Media Network since 2000; as an analyst and reporter for the 1998 and 2001 Goodwill Games on Turner Sports since 1998; and as a host, reporter and analyst for Fox Sports Net since 1993, covering college football, women's professional basketball (American Basketball League), men's and women's NCAA basketball and volleyball, and professional beach volleyball.

She has also worked as a columnist for the Pac-10 Conference, writing a weekly national volleyball column in 2000. From 1999-2000, Cox served as a reporter on Running With the Pac Magazine Show.

An accomplished volleyball player, Cox was a member of the United States National Volleyball Team from 1987 to 1995 and U.S. volleyball team at the United States Olympic Festival in 1990. She was also team captain of the Sacramento Stars of the National Volleyball Association professional volleyball league from 1993 to 1995. Her collegiate career included four years (1988-91) on the University of Pacific women's volleyball team (Division I), serving as team captain and earning Academic All-America honors. The team was ranked in the top five nationally from 1988-91, was a National Championship runner-up and reached the Final Four in 1990.

Cox graduated from the University of Pacific in 1992, cum laude, with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast and public relations.