Teresa Edwards has the distinction of having been both the youngest and the oldest Gold Medalist for an Olympic women’s team. She became the first American basketball player to participate in five Olympic Games and the first American female to win a medal in five consecutive Olympics. Four Gold medals and One Bronze.
Unequivocally legendary, Teresa has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Federal International Basketball Hall of Fame, The United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame, The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Georgia’s Hall of Fame, Cairo’s Hall of Fame, NCAA Silver Anniversary Award and the University of Georgia’s “Circle of Honors” where her college jersey number (#5) is retired.
Most recognizable globally, she played abroad for nine years throughout the world from Europe and Asia as a professional champion. Here at home, she has been a player and coach in the Women’s National Basketball Association. Longevity and perseverance are staples associated with Teresa Edwards career and her signature is embedded in success as she has lead teams to stand atop of the podium on every occasion. As an ambassador and leader among her peers, Teresa was selected to take the competitor’s Oath at the Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta.
In 2012, the United States Olympic Committee appointed her chef de mission for the US
delegation at the London Olympic Games. Sports illustrated magazine places her as 22nd of the “100 Greatest Female Athletes of the 20th Century”. Teresa Edwards is the embodiment of winning excellence. She is a legend. She is American history.
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