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Becky Hammon Was All-American At Colorado State

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach is a former Colorado State All-American.

Becky Hammon played for CSU from 1996 to 1999. The Coloradoan reports that the 5-foot-6 guard ranks first in most categories in the Rams’ record book, including 2,740 career points and making 918 field goals.

WNBA star Becky Hammon played college basketball for the Colorado State University Rams in the late 1990s. She started out her career playing for the New York Liberty and now plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars. She was recently selected as one of the top 15 WNBA players of all time. (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

WNBA star Becky Hammon played college basketball for the Colorado State University Rams in the late 1990s. She started out her career playing for the New York Liberty and now plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars. She was recently selected as one of the top 15 WNBA players of all time. (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Rapid City, South Dakota native has always seemed to be going against the grain. She wasn’t drafted by any WNBA team but went on to play for the New York Liberty. She became one of the league’s 15 greatest players of all-time.

Becky Hammon #25 of the San Antonio Stars thanks fans during her final WNBA game at Target Center on July 25, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Becky Hammon #25 of the San Antonio Stars thanks fans during her final WNBA game at Target Center on July 25, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

“I’m ready to be treated just like every other assistant coach,” said Hammon. “It’s never been about the woman thing, it’s been about, ‘Hey, she’s got a great basketball mine and we’d love to have her, we think she’d be a great addition to our program.”

In 2004, Hammon was inducted to the CSU athletics hall of fame.

RELATED: Former CSU Star Star Becky Hammon Is First Female Full-Time Paid NBA Assistant

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