Florida Gators' Azania Stewart earns spot on Great Britain's Olympic basketball team
Azania Stewart, a four-year letterwinner with the Gators and a native of England, has earned a spot on Great Britain’s 12-member 2012 Olympic Basketball Team, the British Olympic Association announced.
"I'm obviously really excited to make the final 12 because it has been a long process involving a lot of hard work, so I'm really ecstatic,” Stewart told GB Basketball. “My family have their tickets and outfits ready, having faith I would make the team. I feel confident we will do the nation proud and will show everyone what we are worth.”
Stewart, who earned her bachelor’s degree in May, ranks No. 3 all-time in the Gators' record books for blocked shots (205) in a career and her career field goal percentage of 54.4% (317-583) ranks as the fifth-highest in UF history. She capped her four-year career with 785 points and 567 rebounds, while starting 84 of the 123 games she played during her tenure.
Stewart is the third different Gator to represent her respective country on an Olympic basketball team, joining DeLisha Milton-Jones, who collected gold medals for the U.S.A. in 2000 and 2008 (she was selected to the 2004 U.S. Olympic team, but unable to play because of injury), and Tammy Jackson, who helped Team USA earn the bronze medal at the 1992 Games.