The youngest of six children born to Rowena and Charles Weatherspoon, Teresa Weatherspoon idolized, emulated, and adored her old two older brothers and three older sisters. She grew up in the perfect environment, one that nurtured her interest in athletics and demanded her attention in the classroom. Weatherspoon landed at Louisiana Tech, where the Lady Techsters were building a dynasty with four straight Final Four appearances. Her senior season, Weatherspoon added another Final Four and the program’s second NCAA national championship. The 1988 Wade Trophy winner and two-time All-America then joined Anne Donovan, Cynthia Cooper, Katrina McClain, and Teresa Edwards on the 1988 Olympic team that won gold in Seoul, South Korea. Weatherspoon then spent nearly a decade playing overseas before returning to the States when the WNBA launched its inaugural season in the summer of 1997. She never missed a beat. Weatherspoon led the league in assists that first year and was named Defensive Player of the Year in 1997 and 1998. The five-time WNBA All-Star led the New York Liberty to the WNBA Finals four times solidifying her status as one of the game’s all-time great winners.
BornDecember 08, 1965 Pineland, TX
Professional CareerLos Angeles Sparks New York Liberty
Player of the Year