Brenda Tracy is a nurse, speaker, activist, and survivor. In 1998, she reported to police that she was brutally raped by four men, two of whom played football at Oregon State University. In 2014, she found the courage to come forward with her story and now seeks to make the world a better place for survivors. As a citizen lobbyist, Ms. Tracy has helped with the passage of eight laws in her home state of Oregon.
She has won numerous awards and was named ESPN's top 25 women in 2016 and one of Sports Illustrated's most powerful women in sports in 2020. Ms. Tracy is the creator of the “Tracy Rule” which is the most comprehensive serious misconduct policy in NCAA history. She is the founder of the national campaign and nonprofit Set The Expectation. Her message of “men as the solution and not the problem” is transforming the sports landscape and how we engage in gender-based violence prevention work.
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