Edwards joins Hall of Fame

Edwards joins Hall of Fame

Photo by: Sam Forencich

Former Lady Dog basketball player Teresa Edwards (BSEd ’89) was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in June. FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, held ceremonies in Mies, Switzerland, to induct Edwards and 11 other members of the 2013 class. The native of Cairo, Ga., competed in five Olympics (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000), winning four gold medals and one bronze medal. She is both the youngest and oldest women’s basketball player to ever win Olympic gold. After leading UGA’s team into the women’s NCAA Final Four in 1983 and 1985, Edwards launched a professional career in 1987 with Vicenza in Italy and went on to play all over Europe and as far away as Japan. After her playing career, she coached in the WNBA from 2006-11. In 2012 Edwards served as chef de mission, or manager, for the U.S. Olympic team in London.