I'm giving myself permission to bend the rules for the "Olympic Girl of the Day" series of posts. The terms of the deal were that it'd be about foreign athletes. Well, today's winner is playing on a foreign team for the olympics. Does that count?
And so I give you Becky Hammon.
Becky is a native of South Dakota. She is playing on the Russian women's olympic basketball team. How did this happen? Well, she wasn't in the original 21-player pool last March for Team USA, so she reached out to Russia, and the coach she played for during winter league in Russia, CSKA.
In the WNBA, Becky was recently traded from New York to San Antonio.
I hope you don't mind that I bent the rules, just this once.