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Abby Cheng: Above the net

Lessons learned in college shaped her career and life


Abby Cheng
Research scientist; volunteer program manager for the Science Club for Girls

Hometown: Sacramento, California

Current city: Boston

School: Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, Arkansas State University, 1991; master’s degree in biological sciences, University of San Francisco, 1995; doctorate in cell and molecular biology, Vanderbilt University, 2001

Sport: Volleyball

Fun fact: Cheng, who is the daughter of two U.S. immigrants, and husband Ryan Streeper, who is a scientist, have two daughters, ages 9 and 11.

Abby Cheng is one of the NCAA’s 2016 Silver Anniversary Award winners honored as a distinguished former student-athlete 25 years removed from the end of her college playing career. Click here to learn more about Cheng’s passion for science and mentoring girls that began during her time as a college athlete at Arkansas State University.

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