Shawn and Anna

My wife, Anna, and I have a love story out of the movies. After knowing each other only as softball teammates for a little over a year in Boston I was getting on a plane at 6 a.m. to go to Arizona for a U of A Alumni board meeting and got a tap on my shoulder. It was Anna randomly getting on the same plane to go to Houston where the plane had a layover. But the fate doesn’t stop there. Her ticket was for the seat next to mine! And all this by chance? No way. We ended up talking the entire five-hour plane trip from sports to food to family. A couple weeks after we returned home we went on our first date and the rest is history. She is my therapist and my best friend and we got married in August!

Shawn McGrath, 2001 Psychology