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Stanford's Cameron Brink Shares How Godbrother Steph Curry Reacted After She Declared for WNBA Draft (Exclusive)

"They're both huge role models for me, so their support means the world," the Pac-12 Player of the Year tells PEOPLE exclusively

<p>Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Fanatics; esse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty</p> Cameron Brink, Steph and Seth Curry

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Cameron Brink, Steph and Seth Curry

College basketball star Cameron Brink will have her godbrothers Seth and Stephen Curry to lean on when she joins the WNBA this season.

A star at Stanford, the 22-year-old Brink was named the 2024 Pac-12 Player of the Year this month, and took home her third Defensive Player of the Year award, making her just the second player ever to win the award three times.

She's also a godsister to basketball stars Stephen, 36, and Seth, 33. In 2021, Stephen explained that Brink's mom and dad are his godparents and he has a very close-knit relationship with her.

On Tuesday, Brink declared for the WNBA Draft after four "life-changing" years at Stanford, and tells PEOPLE her godbrothers were "really excited" about the announcement.

"Steph made this funny video, which I'm laughing about because my parents showed me before they put it on ESPN, and he was like, 'League her.' He always says that, which I think is funny," says Brink.

"And my other godbrother, Seth Curry made me a video as well, and he's so funny because he's like the shyest, most soft-spoken person I know," she says of Seth, who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets. "But him sending a video and he looked genuinely excited, made me super happy," Brink adds.

"They're both huge role models for me, so their support means the world," Brink shares.

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A projected top-three pick in the upcoming WNBA Draft, Brink knows she'll have her godbrothers' support when she transitions into the pros.

"They will be a great shoulder to lean on throughout it all," she says, adding that the Curry brothers have "always been super supportive" of her on and off the court.

<p>Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty</p> Stanford star Cameron Brink

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Stanford star Cameron Brink

As for her decision to declare before the postseason's conclusion, Brink says she wanted to "truly focus on March and going into March Madness feeling really good."

"I'm just really appreciative of my teammates, my coaches being supportive, and obviously the feedback has been really positive, but there's just so much more work to be done and I'm obviously going to have to do a lot of work at the next level. So it's exciting," she says.

Brink has her eyes on the prize, but admits she's "already getting a little sappy" about the conclusion of her time at Stanford. When asked what she'll miss most about the Northern California university, Brink says it's, "Definitely the people."

"It's just such a unique place with so many people who all have their own unique paths, and every day you can talk to somebody new. Every time I sit down for lunch, I'm with a new group of girls and I get to talk with them and just chat. I feel like I've just learned so much from meeting so many different kinds of people here."

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Brink, who just announced she's working with women-first dating app Bumble as part of the company's second phase of NIL partnerships, says she was able to build strong friendships in college through joining a sorority.

"I never thought I would, but I joined a sorority here at Stanford. I'm a Theta and I've actually loved it so much."

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Two of Brink's teammates joined the sorority with her, she says, and the experience was "a really great opportunity to meet people that aren't athletes or people I see all the time," she says. "I feel like I can leave here thinking that I have a great group of friends: athletes and non-athletes. It's honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made."

UCLA gymnast Jordan Chiles and Arizona Wildcats guard Jada Williams join Brink in the Bumble partnership, which aims to address Bumble's recent survey that showed 67% of Americans agree that there are still significant obstacles that make it harder to reach gender equality in sports.

As part of their collaboration with the app, which also offers a platonic friend-finder feature, Bumble gave Brink, Chiles and Williams the opportunity to select another up-and-coming athlete of their choice to receive a Bumble NIL deal. They each selected teammates — Brink chose Brooke Demetre, Williams selected Breya Cunningham and Chiles picked Margzetta Frazier.

As she prepares for a competitive March Madness, Brink is excited about the growth of women's sports, especially women's college basketball.

Brink recalls listening to a podcast, where, "Kevin Garnett was saying, 'I can name five more women's college basketball players than men,' but I'm like, hopefully it gets to that level with the W and I think it's on the right track. So it's exciting."

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