CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Former Harvard women's basketball and WNBA player Allison Feaster '98 is currently in Burma with SportsUnited, the U.S. State Department office responsible for sports diplomacy and international sports exchanges.
Feaster, along with former NBA player Marty Conlon, Charlotte Bobcats general manager Rich Cho, and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Darvin Ham, will participate in several demonstrations and clinics with local Burmese athletes during the trip. The U.S. delegation will stay in Burma until August 31.
The visit is sponsored by SportsUnited, an international sports exchange program under the U.S. Department of State. It is designed to bring together U.S. and foreign athletes, both professional and amateur, to explore the relationship between success in athletics and the development of life skills.
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Feaster is the most decorated athlete in Harvard women's basketball history. She is the leading point scorer in school history, led the team to three NCAA tournaments and won three Ivy League championships. She was drafted by the L.A. Sparks in 1998 with the fifth pick of the WNBA draft and enjoyed a 10 year career in the association.