Saturday, July 25, 2009

Teresa Edwards Named to Women's Hall of Fame

John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant reports that the newest six inductees to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame were announced at today's All-Star Game.

Among the inductees are Teresa Edwards, formerly at the University of Georgia and the American Basketball League's Atlanta Glory.

Altavilla's writeup:

Edwards is the most decorated Olympic basketball player on the planet, men or women, owning four gold medals and one bronze medal in five Olympics. She is the youngest (1984) and the oldest (2000) U.S. Olympic basketball player to ever win a gold medal. Edwards is a member of the historic 1996 USA Olympic and 1995-96 USA Basketball Women's National teams that compiled a combined 60-0 record. She played 4 seasons in the ABL, three of those with the Atlanta Glory. Named the USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year a record four times.

The other inductees for 2010 - Leta Andrews (winningest HS girls basketball coach in the country), Rebecca Lobo, Gloria Ray (first women's athletic director at Tennessee), Teresa Weatherspoon and Chris Weller (former coach at the University of Maryland).

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