(Worcester, Mass.) -- The Worcester State University Diversity Lecture Series continues next week with the final lecture in the series featuring Dave Stevens and his presentation, “The Impossible Dream,” Tuesday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center Blue Lounge. The talk is free and open to the public.
In 1966 Stevens was born without legs. Later he attended Wickenburg High School in Arizona, where he was a three-sport athlete (football, baseball, wrestling). While in high school, he set three Arizona state records: most takedowns in a single wrestling season (118), most career baseball walks (96) previously held by Bob Horner, and also the season record for walks (46). After high school, Stevens went on to attend Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn., where he was a varsity letterman in football from 1987-90. He was also a varsity letterman in baseball in 1987, in which his team went to the Division III national tournament.
Stevens has won seven Emmy Awards for his contributions to numerous ESPN shows such as Baseball Tonight, Sports Center and Sunday NFL Countdown. He has been featured in dozens of magazines, newspapers and television such as That's Incredible, ABC Sports, NBC Today Show, CBS This Morning, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, National Enquirer, Reader's Digest, Extra, Entertainment Tonight and This Week in Baseball.
Stevens has worked at ESPN for 15 years in various roles and is currently the assignment desk manager, where his team is responsible for coordinating coverage for all sports teams in the United States.