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Friday, July 13, 2012
Jennifer Azzi appreciates opportunities

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Jennifer Azzi
Jennifer Azzi played point guard for Stanford and won gold at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

"Without Title IX we don't get to reach our potential as athletes. Even the WNBA is a direct result of it. Sports have proven to be pivotal for self-esteem for both boys and girls so there should always be equal opportunity for both genders," Jennifer Azzi on the importance of sports.

Jennifer Azzi played point guard for Stanford, leading the Cardinal to a national championship in 1990. She was a two-time All-American and won the Wade Trophy and Naismith Award as player of the year her senior season.

Azzi went on to play in the ABL with San Jose Lasers before moving into the WNBA, where she played with the Detroit Shock and San Antonio Silvers Stars.

Azzi retired from professional basketball in 2004 and is the head coach of the women's basketball team at the University of San Francisco.

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