Name: Sylvia Fowles
Position: Center
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 5x5
Height: 6-6
DOB: 10/6/1985
Birthplace: Liberty City, Fla.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Gulliver Preparatory (Coral Gables, Fla.) '04
College: Louisiana State University '08, General Studies
Team/Club: Minnesota Lynx
Coach(es): Cheryl Reeve
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020); four-time Olympic medalist (4 golds)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Olympic Games London 2012, gold
  • Olympic Games Beijing 2008, gold
  • First dunk by a woman in international competition
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2010 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2010
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2010
Personal: Daughter of Arrittio Fowles...Has three brothers, Walter, Morris and Jeremy, and one sister, Dorothy...Nicknamed “Baby Shaq” and “Big Syl"...Founder of The Sylvia Fowles Family Fund, which supports her extensive work for youth and families in her home communities of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chicago and Miami...The Sylvia Fowles Family Fund is the primary funder for Team Fowles, the elite girls’ AAU basketball traveling team of the Miami Suns’ Youth Development Program...Is a spokesperson for CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy … Is nearly complete in her work toward a degree in mortuary science.