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Cheryl Miller (USA)
Born on January Friday, 1964, in in Riverside (California),USA.
Height:
187cm (6'1")
Position:
Forward
Nationality:
USA

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Sunday, 2010.

Clubs

  • Riverside Polytechnic High School: 1978-1982
  • University of Southern California (USC): 1982-1986
  • As a coach: Assistant Coach at USC (1986-1991),Head Coach of USC (1993-1995) and Head Coach of the Phoenix Mercury (1997-2000)
  • As an executive: General Manager of the Phoenix Mercury (1997-2000)

Club Highlights

  • 2 times NCAA Champion: 1983 and 1984

National Team

  • Olympic Gold medalist in Los Angeles 1984
  • World Champion in Moscow 1986
  • Silver medalist in the 1983 World Championship in Sao Paulo
  • Gold medalist in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas
  • Gold medalist in the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow

Individual Highlights

  • 4 times named to the Parade All-American High School Team (first basketball player,male or female,to ever accomplish this): 1978-1982
  • 2 times Street&Smith's Player of the Year: 1981 and 1982
  • 1981 Dial Award,presented annually to the male and female American high-school athlete/scholar of the year
  • Scored an all-time record of 105 pts. for Riverside Polytechnic High School in a game vs. Notre Vista High School in 1982
  • Became the first woman to ever dunk the ball during the above-mentioned 1982 game
  • 3 times College Player of the Year: 1984,1985 and 1986
  • 2 times MVP of the NCAA Final Four: 1983 and 1984
  • 4 times All-American Honors: 1982-1986 (1982-1983: Kodak,ABA-USA,Naismith and Fast Break All-American…1983-1984: Kodak,ABA-USA,Street&Smith's,Naismith and NBA Today All-American…1984-1985: Kodak,ABA-USA,Naismith and Wade All-American…1985-1986: Kodak,ABA-USA,Naismith All-American)
  • 1984-1985 ESPN Female Athlete of the Year
  • Top scorer (3,018 points),best scoring average (22.3 points per game) and top rebounder (1,534 rebounds) in the history of USC
  • Broke USC's all-time scoring records three times in 1985: 40 points vs. Cal State Fullerton,43 points vs. Louisiana Tech and 45 points vs. Arizona
  • Commissioner for the 1985 Los Angeles Olympic Committee Summer Youth Games
  • Named Player of the Decade (1980s) by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)
  • USC retired her #31 jersey in November 2006