​​​​The 2016 Summer Olympic Games begin August 5. Get to know "Team CSU"—the CSU Olympians who'll be going for the gold for Team USA in Rio de Janeiro.


Whitney Ashley.jpgWhitney Ashley
Track and Field, Women's Discus Throw
San Diego State
Whitney Ashley won the 2012 NCAA discus title, becoming the first athlete from San Diego State to win an NCAA title since 1985. She has also set SDSU records in the discus, hammer and indoor shot put.




Colton Brown.jpgColton Brown
Men's Judo
San Jose State
Colton Brown will be guided by the 96-year-old San Jose State judo coach Yosh Uchida, who helped turn judo into an Olympic sport.




Paul George.jpgPaul George
Men's Basketball
Fresno State
Paul George played two seasons of college basketball at Fresno State and was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 10th overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft.





Equestrian, Dressage
Sacramento State
Kasey Perry-Glass graduated from Sacramento State in 2011 with a degree in business entrepreneurship. Perry-Glass soon will be making her Olympic debut in dressage – the equine equivalent of ballroom dancing.





Men’s Volleyball
CSU Long Beach
David Lee will be making his third Olympic appearance. During his senior year at CSU Long Beach, Lee was named a first-team All-American and helped lead the 49er volleyball team to the NCAA title match.




MartiMalloy.jpegMarti Malloy
Women's Judo
San Jose State
San Jose State graduate Marti Malloy is set to make her second Olympic appearance in Rio after winning bronze in the 2012 London games. The four-time collegiate champion also trains under SJSU judo coach Yosh Uchida. 




Kimberly Rhode.jpgKimberly Rhode
Shooting, Shotgun Shooting
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona alumna Kim Rhode is a five-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) and a five-time Olympic medalist (3 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze). In 2012, Rhode became the first American individual athlete to win a medal in five consecutive Olympic Games.