Name: Teresa Edwards
Sport: Basketball
DOB: 7/19/1964
Birthplace: Cairo, Ga.
Hometown: Cairo, Ga.
High School: Cairo High School (Cairo, Ga.)
College: University of Georgia
Olympic Experience
  • Five-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000); five-time Olympic medalist (4 golds, 1 bronze)
  • Los Angeles 1984, gold
  • Seoul 1988, gold
  • Barcelona 1992, bronze
  • Atlanta 1996, gold
  • Sydney 2000, gold
Personal: Daughter of Mildred and Leroy Edwards...One of five children...Was drawn to basketball because it was the one game in which she could, “trounce the boys”...Attended the University of Georgia where she led the women’s basketball team to three Southeastern Conference titles...Won her first Olympic gold medal in 1984 while still a student at Georgia...Played professional basketball in Italy, Japan, Spain and France...Played in the WNBA for two seasons as a member of the Minnesota Lynx...Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.