Former star at Queens (New York) parlays lessons learned in athletics to success at many levels
Gail Marquis discovered a love for playing basketball while growing up in Queens, New York. Along the way, she also acquired skills that have propelled her to success as a college, Olympic and professional women’s basketball player, on Wall Street as a top-rated financial service professional and as a citizen of the world.
Marquis, a two-time All-American at Queens College (New York), led her team to postseason appearances and a national ranking for four straight years. Her 1972-73 Queens (New York) team made history as the first women’s squad to be inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame.
She earned a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, won the Women’s Basketball League championship with the New York Stars and worked at some of the largest financial firms on Wall Street. Throughout her journey, Marquis drew upon the lessons she learned through sport – desire, dedication, determination – and has seen them pay off in numerous ways.