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Teresa Edwards | 4
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2007
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Position:  G
Born: Jul 19, 1964
Height: 5-11 /  1,8
Weight: 155  lbs. /  70,3  kg.
College : Georgia '86
Career Highlights
  • The only U.S. basketball player – male or female – to compete in five Olympics; earned four gold medals and one bronze
  • Holds U.S. Olympic career records for assists and steals
  • USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year in 1987, 1990 and 1996
  • Played three seasons in the ABL
  • Player/coach with the Atlanta Glory
  • Scored an ABL-record 46 points on Nov. 20, 1997
  • Reached the Final Four twice while at Georgia
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    BACKGROUND

    2004:
    Posted season highs with four steals in 34 minutes June 30 vs. Houston ... Also swiped four steals May 26 at San Antonio ... Netted 13 points June 24 at San Antonio, one of four double-digit outings this season ... Dealt a team-high six assists June 5 vs. Phoenix ... Scored 13 points May 30 vs. New York ... Did not record a turnover in that game ... Topped the Lynx with a WNBA-career-high 17 points and seven assists on Opening Night at Seattle ... Hit four three-pointers in that game ... Recorded at least one steal in each of the Lynx' first nine games.

    2003:
    Finished her first season in the WNBA by starting all 34 games and shattering the franchise record for assists in a season (148) ... Has jumped to third on the Lynx' career assist chart; Sonja Tate held the previous single-season mark with 100 in 1999 ... Netted 13 points Aug. 14 vs. Los Angeles, one of five double-figure efforts during the season; she registered a season-high 15 points (along with seven rebounds and seven assists) July 16 vs. San Antonio ... Hauled down a season-high eight rebounds Aug. 8 at Seattle; the Lynx went 9-4 when she had 4+ boards and 9-5 when she logged 28+ minutes ... Ranked seventh in the WNBA in assists (4.4 apg) ... Led Minnesota in assists in 21 of the final 27 contests, with a season-high-tying eight Aug. 2 vs. Seattle; also dealt eight assists July 26 at Indiana and July 10 vs. Connecticut ... Shot 19-for-54 (35.2%) from three-point range in her last 25 games ... Had 10 points in a season-high 32 minutes July 29 at Houston ... Committed a season-high six turnovers July 17 at Cleveland ... Swiped six steals July 8 vs. Sacramento, tying a club single-game record shared by Tamika Williams, Lynn Pride and Tate; picked up 34 steals in her last 25 games, finishing 29th in the WNBA overall (1.21 spg) ... Ranks among the franchise's all-time leaders in assists (148, third), assist average (4.4 apg, first) and games started (34, fifth) ... Averaged 6.7 ppg, 6.3 apg and 27.7 mpg in the three first-round playoff games (all starts) vs. Los Angeles ... Led the Lynx in assists in Game 1 (nine) and Game 3 (eight), and averaged a team-leading 6.3 apg for the series ... Selected by the Lynx in the second round (14th overall) of the 2003 WNBA Draft. More...

    PROFESSIONAL:
    ABL: Played three seasons with the Atlanta Glory (1996-97 - 1997-98) and the Philadelphia Rage (1998-99) ... In 98 career games, registered 20.8 ppg, 6.4 apg and 2.57 spg ... Twice named to the All-ABL First Team (1997 and 1998) ... Two-time (1997 and 1998) Eastern Conference All-Star starter ... 1998-99: Prior to the league ceasing operations, ranked first in scoring (21.0 ppg), fourth in assists (5.6 apg) and third in steals (2.9 spg) ... 1997-98: Finished first in assists (6.7 apg), second in steals (2.68 spg), third in scoring (20.4 ppg) and fourth in free throw percentage (85.8%) ... Named player/head coach of the Atlanta Glory on April 17, 1997 (15-29 record during 1997-98 season) ... Scored a league-record 46 points vs. Seattle (11/20/97) ... Lone ABL player to score 40+ points in a game; recorded 40+ points four times ... Scored an ABL All-Star Game-tying 20 points ... 1996-97: Runner-up for the 1997 ABL MVP Award ... Tallied 21.1 ppg (second in ABL), 6.7 rpg (seventh in ABL) and 2.33 spg (fourth in ABL) ... Tied ABL single-game assist record of 14 vs. Seattle (1/25/97) ... Has played professionally in Italy (1987, 1988), Japan (1989-93), Spain (1994) and France (1994, 2002) ... In 2002, played with Valenciennes (France) and won the EuroLeague Championship.

    USA BASKETBALL:
    The most decorated women's player in the history of USA Basketball ... First and only American basketball player (male or female) to compete in five Olympics ... Won four Olympic gold medals (1984, 1988, 1996 and 2000) ... Tops USA Olympic career records in assists (143, 4.5 apg), steals (59, 1.84 spg) and games played (32) ... Ranks second all-time in points (265, 8.3 ppg) and fourth in rebounds (68, 2.1 rpg) ... Set the U.S. Olympic single-game record for assists with 15 vs. Australia (7/27/96) ... Holds the U.S. Olympic competition record for assists with 64 (1996) ... Through the years, has been a member of 19 different USA Basketball teams that have won 14 gold, one silver and three bronze medals (1995-96 National Team did not compete for a medal) ... These teams have compiled an overall record of 153-8 (95.0%), including a perfect 8-0 record at the 2000 Olympics ... Named USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year in 1987, 1990 and 1996 ... Voted by the 1996 USA Olympic team captains to take the Olympic oath on behalf of all Olympic competitors at the 1996 Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies in her hometown of Atlanta ... Teammate of Lynx head coach Suzie McConnell Serio in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, and a teammate of Lynx guard Katie Smith at the 2000 Olympics ... Became the all-time youngest recipient of a women's basketball Olympic gold medal in 1984 (20), and the oldest gold medalist in 2000 (36).

    COLLEGE:
    Compiled a 116-17 record (87.2%) during her four years at Georgia (1982-83 - 1985-86) ... Participated in four NCAA Tournaments ... Reached the NCAA Final Four twice (1983 and 1985), with a runner-up finish in 1985 ... Won three SEC titles (1983, 1984, 1986) ... Named an All-American in 1985 and 1986 by Kodak, Naismith, Women's Baketball News Service and Street & Smith's ... Earned three consecutive All-SEC First Team honors (1984, 1985, 1986) ... Had her #5 uniform number retired at Georgia.


    PERSONAL

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  • Oldest of four children
  • Has three younger brothers
  • Earned her college degree in leisure studies in 1989
  • Has a street named after her in her hometown of Cairo, Ga.
  • Cairo is also the birthplace of Jackie Robinson
  • Would like to work as a television color analyst following her playing career

    Photo Galleries
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • Career

    Feature Stories
  • 40 Facts on her 40th Birthday (July 19, 2004)
  • Player and Mentor (September 2004)
  • Basketball Legend Still Leading Lynx (September 2004)
  • Basketball Legend (June 2004)
  • Rookie In Name Only (June 2003)

    Mailboxes
  • Five-time Olympian Edwards answers fan questions (August 2004)
  • Edwards answers fan questions (July 2003)

    More
  • Cascade Dish & Assist (August 2003)
  • USA Basketball profile



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