Sylvia Fowles can add four time Olympian to her already impressive resume, if she so desires.
Fowles, who led LSU to Final Fours and is one of just two women’s basketball players to have her jersey retired in the PMAC, was selected to the US Women’s National Team on Monday to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021 (note: the IOC is still calling it the 2020 Tokyo Olympics).
“It’s still surreal,” Fowles said in a press release. “You never want to get too ahead of yourself and get to comfortable in the position that you’re in. I think I had the opportunity to put in some great work over the last couple years with Team USA. To even be in the pool of being named to my fourth Olympic team, I’m very proud of myself, but at the same time, it’s a credit to myself and the work I’ve put in
The US women are the heavy favorite to win the gold. They have won the last six gold medals and have won every game by double digits since the 2004 Olympics.
For Fowles, this will be the first Olympics she competes in without fellow LSU grad Seimone Augustus who won three Olympic gold medals before retiring earlier this year.
The United States Women’s National Team tips-off play on July 26 in Tokyo.