PRESS RELEASE 13/07/2007

Danielle Scott-Arruda Selected Flag Bearer for U.S. Pan American Games Delegation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, July 13, 2007.- Danielle Scott-Arruda will lead the USA delegation into the Opening Ceremony of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Opening Ceremony takes place today at 6:30 at Maracanã Stadium.

Scott-Arruda,  a three-time Olympian and four-time Pan American Games Volleyball Team member Danielle Scott-Arruda will be the flag bearer for Team USA.

“It is such an honor to be nominated to carry our flag into the Opening Ceremonies,” Scott-Arruda said. “It never even crossed by mind that I would be elected to be flag-bearer, but it really means a lot, especially since I was nominated by the other athletes. It is pretty incredible. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Scott-Arruda is a fitting selection to represent the U.S. delegation at the Pan American Games in Brazil. She is competing in her fourth Pan American Games in her home-away-from-home country. Just under a year ago on July 15, 2006, she married Brazilian native Eduardo Arruda.

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