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Teresa Edwards (USA)
Born on July Sunday, 1964, in in Cairo, Georgia, USA.
Height:
180cm (5'10")
Position:
Point Guard
Nationality:
USA

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on June Wednesday, 2013.

Clubs

  • Georgia Bulldogs (NCAA): 1982-86
  • Vicenza (Italy): 1987
  • Primax Magenta (Italy): 1988
  • Mitsubishi Nagoya (Japan): 1989-1993
  • Dorna Godella Valence (Spain): 1994
  • Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France): 1994-95
  • Atlanta Glory (ABL): 1996-97
  • Philadelphia Rage (ABL): 1997-98
  • Valenciennes (France): 2001-02
  • Minnesota Lynx (WNBA): 2003-2004
  • As a coach: Minnesota Lynx (WNBA): 2006-2007

Club Highlights

  • 2-time NCAA Women Final Four participant (1983 and 1985) with the Georgia Bulldogs
  • Euroleague Women Champion in 2002 with Valenciennes

National Team

  • 2-time FIBA World Championship for Women gold medalist (1986 and 1990)
  • FIBA World Championship for Women bronze medalist (1994)
  • 5 Olympic Games participations (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000)
  • 4-time Olympic gold medalist (1984, 1988, 1996 and 2000)
  • Olympic bronze medalist (1992)
  • Pan American Games gold medalist (1987); bronze medalist (1991)

Individual Highlights

  • All-American (1984 and 1985)
  • Sportswoman of the Year by Women's Sports Foundation (1996)
  • Two-time ABL All Star (1997 and 1998)
  • University of Georgia retired jersey number (#5), making her one of only three Lady Bulldog players granted that honour
  • Only USA basketball player to compete in 5 Olympics (male or female)
  • Youngest and oldest gold medalist in women’s basketball (aged 20 in 1984 and aged 36 in 2000)
  • USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year (1987, 1990, 1996 and 2000)
  • USA Olympic record holder for games played (32), assists (143) and steals (59); ranks third in points (265) and fifth in rebounds (68)
  • USA Olympic single-game record for assists with 15 v Australia (27/07/1996)
  • USA Olympic records for assists with 64 (1996) and third in steals with 23 (1988)
  • First among USA players in FIBA World Championship career leaders in three-point percentage (52.0%, second in points (371) and assists (75) and third in steals (46)
  • FIBA World Championship-record holder for USA for points scored (175); ranks third in three-point field goal percentage (53.6%), assists (30) and fourth in steals (23)
  • Holds FIBA World Championship single-game records for USA for points with 32 v Canada (18/7/90) and Cuba (17/07/90), and is tied for first for top three-point percentage with 1.000 (4-4 3PT FGs) v Australia (12/06/96) and assists with 12 v China (13/08/86)
  • Pan American Games career records in assists (49) and steals (24), third in points (175)
  • 22nd of the “100 Greatest Female Athletes of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated
  • USA Basketball Board of Directors (2009–2012)
  • Enshrined in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (2009) and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2010)
  • Inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2011)
  • NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (2011)
  • As an administrator: Director of Player Personnel for the Tulsa Shock (from 2010)
  • 2012 USA Basketball Olympic Team Chef de Mission London Games