Elana Meyers, Two-Time Olympic Medalist
Elana Meyers always dreamed of being an Olympian. Softball was her sport of choice while growing up in Georgia. She went on to play for George Washington University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science and a master of science degree in sports management. When Olympic softball was no longer an option, Meyers tried out for bobsled at the suggestion of her parents and never looked back. She began competing in 2007, making the national team in her rookie season. She represented the U.S. at the Vancouver Olympics, winning a bronze medal with driver Erin Pac.
Following the 2010 games, Meyers moved to the driver’s seat. She steadily rose in the rankings leading up to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, winning her first World Cup Gold Medal at the 2013 Park City World Cup. In Sochi, Meyers competed with brakeman Lauryn Williams to win the silver medal, becoming the first female bobsledder from the U.S. to win multiple Olympic medals.
Meyers is passionate about education. She is pursuing her master’s degree in finance from DeVry University. She is an Ambassador for Classroom Champions, an organization connecting top-performing athletes with students in high-need schools. She also supports Right to Play and the Atlanta Children’s Hospital.