Hammon's jersey is retired in the Moby rafters
Aug. 9, 2012
By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations
LONDON, England – Former CSU standout Becky Hammon and the Russian Olympic team fell to France, 81-64, in the semifinals Thursday, and will play for the bronze medal vs. Australia Saturday at 10 a.m. MDT.
Hammon, a South Dakota native, is now in her second Olympic Games with Russia, led the team with 13 points, tying her teammate Alena Danilochkina. Hammon also led the team to a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Games. This will be Russia’s third consecutive bronze medal, should they win on Saturday.
France got off to a quick start over Russia with a 10-1 run that they wouldn’t relinquish. After falling down by 14, Hammon led a Russian rally to bring it to within two early in the third quarter. The Russian team could not overtake the French however; who secured their victory in the last stanza.
Edwige Lawson-Wade led France tallying 18 points, while Emilie Gomis added 15. This is the French team’s second Olympic Games.
Hammon became a naturalized citizen before the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She is eligible to compete for Russia because she has not played for the United States in any major International Basketball Federation-sanctioned international events.
Download Schedules: Add to calendar
CSU women's basketball blog: Scandinavian Tour ...
The Colorado State women's basketball program, back-to-back defending Mountain West regular-seaso...
Mountain West announces academic all-conference...
A record number of 104 Colorado State student-athletes earned Academic All-Mountain West...
Rams announce completed 2015-16 schedule
Head coach Ryun Williams and the Colorado State women’s basketball team released the...
CSU women’s hoops announces MW slate
For the second consecutive season the Colorado State women’s basketball squad will open the...
Gerber, Newton to attend NCAA Career in Sports ...
Colorado State track & field all-conference recipient Stephanie Gerber and women's basketball...
Space remaining for girl's basketball summer camps
The Colorado State women's basketball program is hosting two individual youth summer camps in...
Newton, De Ciman honored by CSU's Black/African...
Colorado State women's basketball star AJ Newton and men's basketball standout Joe De Ciman will ...
Williams adds Kantzy to fall roster
Women's basketball head coach Ryun Williams on Wednesday announced his second signee during the...