Women's Hoops Blog

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lordy, but we have some catching up to do (how much am I liking San Antonio and Atlanta!). Until I get some breathing room, check out this blog entry from Ambassador Susan Rice: Celebrating Title IX
I played point guard for my high school basketball team at National Cathedral School in Washington (I also played tennis and softball). What I learned from my coaches and teammates extended well beyond the basketball court. Being part of the basketball team taught me some valuable life lessons and helped shape me as a person. I learned how to be a team player, how great it feels to win, how tough it can be to lose – and how difficult it is to do so gracefully.

As the United States Ambassador to the United Nations—I’m often reminded that in basketball as in diplomacy, you have to know when to throw elbows, and when to show finesse.