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Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Guru's USA-WBB Olympic Musings: All-Time Player And Coach Contributors To Win Streak


By Mel Greenberg

Not to cause a hex or jump the gun but to mainly create a reference point for anyone who wants to look, here's the all-time USA Women's Olympic Roster of all 45 players and their respective college involved in the current streak that began with the bronze medal game of 1992 and continuing through the current team. Numbers indicate years of participation.

After listing players, the coaching section will be underneath.

Players

*Vicky Bullett, Maryland '92
*Daedra Charles, Tennessee '92
*%Cynthia Cooper, Southern Cal '92
*Clarisssa Davis, Texas '92
Medina Dixon, Old Dominion '92
(3 teams) *%Teresa Edwards, Georgia '92, '96, '00
Tammy Jackson, Florida '92
Carolyn Jones, Auburn '92
(2 teams) *%Katrina McClain, Georgia '92, '96
Suzie McConnell-Serio, Penn State '92
Vickie Orr, Auburn, '92
*Teresa Weatherspoon, Louisiana Tech '92
(3 teams) Sheryl Swoopes, Texas Tech '92, '96, '00
Katy Steding, Stanford '96
(3 teams) *Dawn Staley, Virginia '96, '00, '04
Carla McGhee, Tennessee '96
(2 teams) *Nikki McCray, Tennessee '96, '00
*Rebecca Lobo, Connecticut '96
(4 teams) Lisa Leslie, Southern Cal '96, '00, '04. '08
Venus Lacey, Louisiana Tech '96
(2 teams) *Ruthie Bolton, Auburn '96, '00
*Jennifer Azzi, Stanford '96
(2 teams) Yolanda Griffin, Florida Atlantic '00, '04
Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee, '00
(2 teams) DeLisha Milton-Jones, Florida '00, '08
(3 teams) Katie Smith, Ohio State '00, '04, '08
Natalie Williams, UCLA '00
Kara Wolters, Connecticut '00
(3 teams) Sue Bird, Connecticut '04, '08, '12
(2 teams) Swin Cash, Connecticut '04, '12
(3 teams) Tamika Catchings, Tennessee '04, '08, '12
Shannon Johnson, South Carolina '04
Ruth Riley, Notre Dame '04
(3 teams) Diana Taurasi, Connecticut '04, '08, '12
(2 teams) Tina Thompson, Southern Cal '04, '08
(2 teams) Candace Parker, Tennessee '08, '12
(2 teams) Seimone Augustus, LSU '08, '12
(2 teams) Sylvia Fowles, LSU '08, '12
Kara Lawson, Tennessee '08
Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers '08
Tina Charles, Connecticut '12
Asjha Jones, Connecticut '12
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville '12
Maya Moore, Connecticut '12
Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota '12

*-Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee
%-Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee

Schools with multiple representation: Connecticut (8), Tennessee (7), Southern Cal (3), Auburn (3), Georgia (2), Florida (2), Louisiana Tech (2), Stanford (2), LSU (2).

Conferences with multiple representation: Southeastern (17), Big East (11), Pac-12 (6), Big Ten (3), Atlantic Coast (2), Big Twelve (2), Western Athletic (2).

Coaches:

Head Coach:
*-Theresa Grentz, Rutgers '92
*%-Tara VanDerveer, Stanford '96
Nell Fortner, Purdue '00
*%-Van Chancelor, WNBA-Houston '04
**%^-Anne Donovan* '08
*%-Geno Auriemma, Connecticut '12
^-Was head coach of WNBA-Seattle at time of appointment

Assistants:
Jim Foster, Vanderbilt '92
Lin Dunn, Purdue '92
Linda Hargrove, Wichita State '92
Ceal Barry, Colorado '96
Nancy Darsch, Ohio State '96
Marian Washington, Kansas '96
Geno Auriemma, Connecticut '00
**-Peggie Gillom, Texas A&M '00
Julie Plank,WNBA-Indiana '00
*%-C. Vivian Stringer, Rutgers '04
(2 teams) Gail Goestenkors, Duke, Texas '04, '08
Anne Donovan, WNBA-Seattle '04
**-Dawn Staley, South Carolina '08
Mike Thibault, WNBA-Connecticut '08
Doug Bruno, DePaul '12
Marynell Meadors, WNBA-Atlanta '12
**$-Jen Gillom, WNBA-Washington '12

*-Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
**-WBHOF inductee as a player
%-Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
$-Was WNBA-Los Angeles head coach at time of appointment

That's it for the moment. Philly Summer League semifinals Thursday night action coming Friday morning.

-- Mel











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