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Sen. Cruz Applauds Texas Olympic Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in advance of the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony, applauding the 33 members of Texas’ Olympic team:

“The Lone Star State has a long, proud history of first-rate athletes – and the 2016 Texas Olympic Team is no exception. The accomplishments of the entire team leading up to this point are a testament to their hard work and extraordinary devotion. Every Texan possesses a unique strength and resilience, and I look forward to cheering on each of our competitors as they continue to make Texas and the United States of America proud in Rio.” 

The following 33 Texans have earned the distinct of honor of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics:

Cammile Adams, Houston, TX (Swimming)
Brad Adkins, Idalou, TX (Track and Field)
Simone Biles, Spring, TX (Gymnastics)
Morgan Brian, Houston, TX (Soccer)
Chris Brooks, Houston, TX (Gymnastics)
Mackenzie Brown, Flint, TX (Archery)
Jimmy Butler, Houston, TX (Basketball)
Michelle Carter, Ovilla, TX (Track and Field)
Kerron Clement, La Porte, TX (Track and Field)
Kassidy Cook, The Woodlands, TX (Diving)
Logan Cunningham, Smithson Valley, TX (Track and Field)
Jimmy Feigen, San Antonio, TX (Swimming)
Phyllis Francis, Bryan, TX (Track and Field)
Jackie Galloway, Wylie, TX (Taekwondo)
Brittney Griner, Houston, TX (Basketball)
Courtney Hurley, San Antonio, TX (Fencing)
Kelley Hurley, San Antonio, TX (Fencing)
DeAndre Jordan, Houston, TX (Basketball)
 Madison Kocian, Dallas, TX (Gymnastics)
Stephen Lambdin, Colleyville, TX (Taekwondo)
Jarrion Lawson, Texarkana, TX (Track and Field)
Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, TX (Golf)
Steven Lopez, Sugar Land, TX (Taekwondo)
Simone Manuel, Sugar Land, TX (Swimming)
Inika McPherson, Port Arthur, TX (Track and Field)
Katie Meili, Colleyville, TX (Swimming)
Clark Montgomery, Mineral Wells, TX (Equestrian)
Courtney Okolo, Carrollton, TX (Track and Field)
Patrick Reed, Houston, TX (Golf)
Keith Sanderson, San Antonio, TX (Shooting)
Shelbi Vaughan, Weatherford, TX (Track and Field)
Timothy Wang, Houston, TX (Table Tennis)
Chrishuna Williams, Dallas, TX (Track and Field)