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Feb 14

Brenda Villa named to top international water polo leadership post

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 11:58 pm by Clay Curtin

Brenda Villa, the most decorated athlete in international women's water polo history, has been named to the Executive Committee of the Union Americana De Nacion (UANA) through the 2019 Pan American Games. As a member of the highest authority for aquatic sports within the Americas, Villa and the Executive Committee are responsible for the organization of the Pan American Games in addition to a host of age group and masters events held every year. "I'm honored and grateful for the opportunity to help grow the aquatic family in the Americas as a representative of UANA," said Villa. "Having studied political science and with her fluency in three languages, we are confident Brenda will be a superb representative for UANA. Her credentials in our sport are unparalleled, and it is healthy to have her generation taking part in our hemispheric leadership. We couldn't be more delighted that she is willing to serve and give back to our sport." said Christopher Ramsey, USA Water Polo Chief Executive Officer.

Most recently, Brenda decided to take her passion for people and water polo local by immersing herself in the role of General Manager at Belle Haven Pool in Menlo Park. “I know that Brenda will be able to bring her magical spark to all the aquatic programming at Belle Haven…I am still amazed how she started a now thriving youth water polo program from nothing. Now the whole community will benefit from her love and knowledge of aquatic,” said Tim Sheeper, director of Menlo Swim and Sport.