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Women's Basketball

Brink Booked for Paris

STANFORD, Calif. – Three-time Stanford All-American Cameron Brink has been named to the 2024 USA Basketball 3x3 Women's National Team, which will compete at the 2024 Olympic Games Paris.
 
The four-member roster includes Brink, Cierra Burdick, Rhyne Howard and Hailey Van Lith. The roster was selected by the USA Basketball 3x3 Women's National Team Committee. The four athletes attended the recent 2024 USA Basketball 3x3 Women's National Team training camp in Springfield, Massachusetts, and played in the subsequent FIBA 3x3 Women's Series Springfield Stop.
 
Brink was named MVP of the 2023 FIBA 3x3 Women's World Cup in Vienna, Austria after helping USA to the gold medal. She also competed in two 2023 FIBA 3x3 Women's Series stops as a member of USA U24, finishing second in both Montreal and Quebec. A USA Basketball participant since 2017, she also owns 5-on-5 gold medals from the 2018 FIBA U17 Women's World Cup and 2019 FIBA U19 Women's World Cup.
 
Brink was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks, the program's 15th first-round selection and highest pick since Chiney Ogwumike went No. 1 overall to the Connecticut Sun in 2014. A 2021 NCAA champion, she finished her college career with 1,892 points, 1,223 rebounds, 226 assists and 424 blocks to become the third player with 1,800 points, 1,200 rebounds, 200 assists and 400 blocks in the past 25 years along with Brittney Griner (Baylor) and Courtney Paris (Oklahoma).
 
FIBA previously announced that USA Basketball automatically qualified the men's and women's 3x3 teams for the 2024 Olympics. In each category, the United States was one of three countries that qualified based on FIBA 3x3 world rankings as of Oct. 31, 2023, and bypassed the 2024 Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.
 
The Paris 2024 Olympics are set for July 26 - August 11, with the 3x3 basketball competition set for July 30 – August 5 at Place de la Concorde.
 
Stanford has had six alumnae compete in the Olympics in addition to Hall of Fame head coach Tara VanDerveer, who guided Team USA to a 52-0 exhibition record and then to Olympic gold with a perfect 8-0 run at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Jennifer Azzi and Katy Steding won gold with that United States team in 1996, Jillian Harmon and Clare Bodensteiner represented New Zealand in Beijing in 2008, Sebnem Kimyacioglu helped Turkey advance to the quarterfinals in Rio in 2016, and Alanna Smith made the quarterfinals with Australia in Tokyo in 2021.
 
Different than 5-on-5, 3x3 is played on a half-court with a 10-minute game clock and 12-second shot clock. Play is continuous, as teams "clear" the ball behind the 2-point line following a made basket, defensive rebound or steal. The first team to score 21 points via 1-point field goals or 2-pointers behind the arc is victorious; or if time expires then the team leading wins.