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Name: Summer Sanders  
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Date of Birth: 13th October 1972
Place of Birth: Roseville, California, USA
Profession: Actress
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Summer Elisabeth Sanders (born October 13, 1972 in Roseville, California) is a sports broadcaster, actress and Olympic medalist in swimming.

Sanders first came to the attention of the swimming world in 1988 after barely missing a spot on the 1988 U.S. Olympic team. She won three gold medals at the 1990 Goodwill Games before embarking on her collegiate career at Stanford University. In two years at Stanford, she compiled six individual NCAA titles and four relay championships. Sanders earned back-to-back NCAA Swimmer of the Year awards and propelled Stanford to a national championship in 1992.

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, she won gold medals in the 200-meter butterfly and in the 400-meter medley relay. She also won a silver medal in the 200-meter individual medley and a bronze medal in the 400-meter individual medley. Her individual performances in Barcelona were identical to those a year earlier at the 1991 swimming and diving world championships in Perth, Australia. Retiring after the Barcelona Olympics, Sanders later attempted to make the 1996 Olympic team, but failed to qualify.

As a sports broadcaster, she has hosted many television series including The Sports List (2004), NBA Inside Stuff (1990), Beg, Borrow & Deal (2002), and Figure it Out (1997). She has also appeared as an actress in two films: Broken Record (1997) and Jerry Maguire (1996). She still hosts The Sports List, which airs on FSN (Fox Sports Net).

In June 1999, Sanders published the book Champions Are Raised, Not Born: How My Parents Made Me A Success (ISBN 0385334214).

On July 4, 1997, she married Mark Henderson, who was also an Olympic swimmer. The couple divorced in 2001.

An Olympic-size swimming pool at the Roseville Aquatics Complex in her hometown of Roseville, California is named after her.

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