Troy, New York
Athlete and Author
Three-time Big-10 basketball player Maureen Holohan earned a full scholarship to Northwestern University, where she played basketball and studied journalism. When injuries cut short a promising professional basketball career, she returned to writing – and looked to her days on the court at the Troy Boys & Girls Club for inspiration. Holohan’s book series, The Broadway Ballplayers, draws on her Club experiences and conveys a positive message about girls and sports. A strong advocate of involving girls in athletics, Holohan has led school assemblies and writing workshops, and donated more than 50,000 books to Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.