Mia Hamm received another high honor. (Wade Jackson/YCJPhoto)

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion Mia Hamm will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced the Class of 2022 Monday, which will be honored and inducted in a ceremony held Friday, June 24, at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo. The class of 2022 is made up of eight individuals, two teams, two legends, one coach and one special contributor.

One of the most prolific scorers in world soccer history, Hamm helped lead the U.S. women’s national team to gold at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, the first Olympics to feature women’s soccer, and again at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens to close out her historic career.

Hamm also captured silver with the USA at the 2000 Olympics while winning the World Cup in 1991 and 1999. The 1996 Olympic Team was inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2004 while fellow USWNT legend Kristine Lilly was inducted into the Hall of Fame as an individual in 2012.

In addition to Hamm, the Class of 2022 inductees include Natalie Coughlin (swimming), Muffy Davis (Para alpine skiing and Para-cycling), David Kiley (Para alpine skiing, Para track and field, and wheelchair basketball), Michelle Kwan (figure skating), Michael Phelps (swimming), Lindsey Vonn (alpine skiing), Trischa Zorn-Hudson (Para swimming), the 1976 Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay Swimming Team, the 2002 Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, Gretchen Fraser (legend: alpine skiing), Roger Kingdom (legend: track and field), Pat Summitt (coach: basketball) and Billie Jean King (special contributor).

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