Name: Victoria Lovelady
Event: Women's Golf
Victoria (Alimonda) Lovelady needed a little bit of help before securing her spot at the Olympic Games. The 2008 national champion at USC finished just outside of the Top 60, but thanks to a couple well-timed withdrawals, she will represent her home country in the women's golf tournament. Lovelady is one of two Trojans from Brazil to qualify for Rio 2016, joining women's water polo goalie Victoria Chamorro.
"There is a not day that goes by that I am not asked about the Olympic Games," said Lovelady. "Everyone has been counting down to this."
While Brazil is not known for its dominance in golf, Lovelady will have a home course advantage. She was one of nine golfers to break in the new course in March. The women's tournament will run from August 17-20.