Top 10 With Olympian Dawn Staley

By the numbers...Top 10 Countdown to the Olympics with Sting Star Dawn Staley

10Staley’s favorite Olympic moment came in 1984 when Mary Lou Retton scored a perfect 10 on the vault.

9At 34, Staley is nine years older than three of her Team USA teammates all born in 1979: Tamika Catchings, Ruth Riley and Swin Cash.

8Combined Olympic appearances by two all-time great point guards, Teresa Edwards ('84, '88, '92, '96, '00) and Dawn Staley ('96, '00, '04).

7Staley was one of seven players named to Team USA on October 8, 2003 by head coach Van Chancellor….the others filled out the 12-player roster throughout the year.

6Jersey # worn by Sue Bird, who will be groomed as Team USA's point guard of the future by Staley.

5Number of assists Staley needs to reach 1000 for her WNBA career. She will be one of just three players to record at least 1000 points and 1000 assists in WNBA history, joining only Teresa Weatherspoon and Ticha Penicheiro.

4Number of gold medals won by Team USA in all-time Olympic competition ('84, '88, '96, '00).

3Number of times each that Staley has been named a Kodak All-American, a WNBA All-Star and an Olympian.

2Number of gold medals Dawn has already won...she goes for number three this month!

1The first year women’s basketball was a medal sport in the Olympics was 1976. Team USA won silver that year...and Dawn entered the first grade.