John Wooden Global Leadership Awards

Thank You


This year's event was a culmination of 10 years of legendary leadership and outstanding Wooden fellows. Thank you to all who helped celebrate the life and legacy of Coach Wooden and create such a memorable night.

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2017 Honoree


John Wooden Global Leadership Honoree

Kevin A. Plank founded Under Armour in 1996 while serving as special teams captain of the University of Maryland football team. Tired of repeatedly changing the cotton T-shirt under his jersey as it became wet and heavy during a game, he set out to develop a next-generation shirt that would remain drier and lighter. He created the high-performance answer to the sweat-drenched cotton dilemma, and built Under Armour into a leading innovative performance apparel, footwear, and equipment company — outfitting athletes around the world. Plank is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board.

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Kevin Plank

Founder, CEO and Chairman of Under Armour


2017 Fellows


The recipients of the 2017 John Wooden Global Leadership Fellowship are Sana Rahim (FEMBA '19), Evan Barnes (EMBA '18), Anna Goldberg (MBA '18) and Brandon Scott (MBA/M.D. '18). Sana, Evan, Anna and Brandon embody Coach Wooden’s inspiring leadership ideals and commitment to improving the lives of others.

Evan Barnes
(EMBA '18)

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Anna Goldberg
(MBA '18)

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Sana Rahim
(FEMBA '19)

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Brandon Scott
(MBA/M.D. '18)

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