A five-time Olympian with four gold medals to her name, Teresa Edwards is one of the most decorated team sport athletes in Olympic history. She began her Olympic journey at the tender age of 20, winning her first gold medal at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. For her encore performance, Edwards soon added gold medals at the 1987 Pan-American Games, 1988 Olympic Games, and 1990 FIBA World Championships. She was a dominant playmaker at the University of Georgia leading the Lady Bulldogs to six SEC championships overall and two NCAA Final Fours. After graduation, Edwards polished her game around the globe with stops in places like Italy, France, Spain, and Japan. But every four years she returned home to represent her country in the Olympics. In 1996, the Georgia native won gold medal number three at the Atlanta Games. Soon after she played professionally for the Atlanta Glory in the upstart American Basketball League averaging better than 20 points and 6 assists per game. In 2000, Edwards won her final medal in international competition - gold of course - as the first American to appear in five Olympic Games.
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