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Lynette Woodard

Full name: Lynette Woodard
Gender: Female
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: August 12, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas, United States
Affiliations: University of Kansas, Lawrence (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Lynette Woodard is one of the true pioneers of women's basketball. She took over the mantle from Cheryl Miller as the top player in the women's game. She played collegiately at the University of Kansas, graduating in 1981. Woodard made the 1980 U.S. Olympic team which did not compete. She then worked as a volunteer assistant coach at Kansas, while studying for a Master's degree. In 1984, Woodard earned a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic team. Her other international medals include gold from the 1979 World University Games, 1983 Pan American Games, the 1986 Goodwill Games, and the 1986 World Championships; and silver from the 1983 World University Games and 1983 World Championships. In 1985 she became the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters. She later played professionally in Japan, and in 1997 joined the nascent WNBA with the Cleveland Rockets, and retiring in 1999 after a season with the Detroit Shock. Woodard was an attractive, poised, sophisticated women who was a delight with the media. She has since moved in to the financial sector, working as a consultant in Kansas.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Basketball Women's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST STL TOV BLK
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1984-08-07 USA 85, KOR 55 7 3 1 2 4 1
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #1 1 1984-07-30 USA 83, YUG 55 11 6 1 0 0 1
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #4 1 1984-07-31 USA 81, AUS 47 10 3 1 0 1 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #8 1 1984-08-02 USA 84, KOR 47 10 3 4 2 1 1
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #12 1 1984-08-03 USA 91, CHN 55 15 3 6 2 4 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Basketball United States USA Round-Robin Match #14 1 1984-08-05 USA 92, CAN 61 10 6 2 2 4 1