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Maria Sanchez Gonzalez came to Saint Rose from Madrid to play basketball and earn a degree in business administration. Today, she's combined athletics and business as a city buyer lead for Nike Paris.

Maria Sanchez Gonzalez, Saint Rose alum, former women's basketball player, now a buyer for Nike in Paris
Maria Sanchez Gonzalez ’13
B.S. in Business Administration
Golden Knights women’s basketball

Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Now lives in: Paris, France
Career: City Buyer Lead, Nike Paris

How did your experience as a Golden Knight shape you?
“My coaches always reminded us that we were ‘stronger than you think you are.’ I am super lucky to have had all my teammates and a coaching staff that I will forever cherish. I now work for Nike, Inc., and sports are part of my daily habit. Ever since leaving Saint Rose, I did one more year of basketball in the UK, and then I swapped to running. I ran my first marathon in 2017 in Berlin, and am currently training for New York City 2019 (which she successfully completed by press time). I have done a half Ironman in Mallorca.”

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By Irene Kim

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