Olympia Scott was born the day of the closing ceremonies of the Montreal Summer Olympics, hence the name. She is the first woman in history to win 2 WNBA Championships with 2 different teams, doing so in 2005 with the Sacramento Monarchs and in 2007 with the Phoenix Mercury. She played a total of 10 seasons in the WNBA and 11 seasons in 6 different European countries during her WNBA offseasons including: Armenia, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain and Turkey. Olympia also won a gold medal for the US National team in the World University Games and set a record as the youngest player to compete in a team sport in the Olympic Festival at 16 years old. She also set the single game shot block record with four blocks in that same Olympic Festival for the West team.
Olympia attended Stanford University on a full scholarship where she was a four year starter, captain of the team, All-Pac-10 Conference, All-American and a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award. She led her team to 4 Pac-10 Conference Championships with back-to-back undefeated in conference seasons. She also helped her team to 3 NCAA Final Four Appearances in her four years. Olympia earned a BA degree in sociology and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She was drafted 11th overall in the 1998 WNBA Draft.
Olympia recently retired from basketball to devote her time to other endeavors and her family which includes her husband Rachman Crable, former Sioux Falls Storm player and coach and currently the Group Living Director at Sequel Transitional Academy, her lovely 17 year-old daughter BreAzia, 4 year-old son Rachman Jr. and youngest son Walter.
Olympia is also President and CEO of Super Parenting LLC, the premier online parenting education company she co-founded with her mother Jacqueline Parker Scott, Ed.D, MBA. Together, they recently published their first book SUPER Parenting: Raising the Next Generation. She is the founder of Changing the Game Coaching, an organization dedicated to assisting others in winning at the game of life, through success coaching, mentoring and motivational speaking. Currently, she is an Executive Recruiter with GPAC (Growing People and Companies) in Sioux Falls, SD and is working on writing her second book, a motivational tool that includes her spiritual testimony as a key to her success.
Very active in the community, Olympia has received awards from both the WNBA and other groups for community service. She has given back to the international community as well, by serving as a sports ambassador for the U.S. State Department, WNBA and NBA, traveling to other countries to provide basketball clinics, mentoring, motivational speaking, and Super Parenting seminars. On October 4, 2013 Olympia was inducted into the Stanford University Hall of Fame.
Although Olympia’s basketball career is over, her true legacy has just begun, as she is a charismatic motivational speaker, mentor, author, fitness and life coach with an inspiring energy that she uses as a means to connect people to her positive messages of hope and responsibility as she endeavors to change the world, one person at a time.