Joan Ryan

A sports columnist for 13 years and the recipient of 11 Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, Ms. Ryan currently writes a general column and occasional features for the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters and the co-author with Tara VanDerveer of Shooting From the Outside: How a Coach and Her Olympic Team Transformed Women’s Basketball.