Rodolfo Chapa, Jr.


Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows (2017)
Indiana University Bloomington
J.D. 1985


Rodolfo Chapa, Jr. is a record-setting high school distance runner who combined his athletic skill with his legal and business background to become global director and vice president of sports marketing at Nike Inc. He left Nike in 2001 and pursued his own entrepreneurial vision, including the purchase of Student Sports LLC, an event and media company acquired by ESPN in 2008; and the founding of SPARQ (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, Quickness), a sports equipment and media company acquired by Nike in 2009.