The women of Team USA — fresh from the Olympic Games in London where they earned 58 of the 104 medals by the United States — will receive the WNBA Inspiration Award for 2012. The USA Basketball Women’s National Team, the most decorated women’s team in U.S. Olympic history, is also slated to receive a special recognition.
Each year, the WNBA Inspiring Women national luncheon celebrates individuals who show the world what is possible. As Title IX turns 40 and as American women made headlines at this summer’s Olympic Games, a host of female Olympians from multiple sports will be in attendance to receive their acknowledgement including Betsey Armstrong (Water Polo), Danielle Scott-Arruda (Indoor Volleyball), Kayla Harrison (Judo), Taylor Ritzel (Rowing), and Lauren Tamayo (Cycling). Reigning WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings will represent the USA Basketball Women’s National Team in accepting a special recognition for receiving their fifth straight gold medal.
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