Olympian: Kim Glass

Olympics: Beijing, 2008

Local connection: Former UA volleyball player

Feat: The 6-foot-3-inch three-time All-American outside hitter for the UA also helped the U.S. national team to a silver medal in the Beijing Games after she joined the squad in 2007. Glass is the Wildcats' all-time kills leader with 2,151 and was the national Freshman of the Year in 2002. She was a four-time All-Pac-10 player and was the youngest player on a U.S. roster. She started 26 of a possible 33 matches.

Current: Glass appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and she modeled in the 2010 ESPN The Magazine “The Body” issue in 2010. She did not make the Olympic team for the London Games, but she still continues to play for USA Volleyball. She was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Fame last year, and her No. 86 jersey was retired.