These College Basketball Rivals Found Love Off the Court

Each week we ask a local couple, ’How did you meet?’

In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up.

They were college basketball rivals, but that didn’t stop Gretchen and Megan from taking their relationship off the court.⁠

One day Gretchen relayed a message to Megan before a game. “I told one of her teammates, ‘Tell Megan I said what’s up,'” the 32-year-old, who played for University of the Pacific, recalls. ⁠

Megan immediately followed up. “I ended up getting her number and I hit her up,” says the 30-year-old, who shot hoops for Cal State Fullerton. “Ten years later, we’re getting married and have five business together.”⁠


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The South Bay couple switched from the sports arena to the beauty business. Their company, the Sand Spa, has five spa locations throughout Southern California. This weekend the couple is doubling down on their commitment and tying the knot in front of family and friends. ⁠

“We can’t wait,” says Megan. ⁠

⁠For more head to @howdidtheymeet.⁠⁠

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