Carol Menken-Schaudt

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Carol Menken-Schaudt
Medal record
Women's basketball
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1981 World University Games Bucharest, Romania Team Competition
Gold 1983 Edmonton Team competition
Jones Cup
Gold 1984 Jones Cup Taipei, Taiwan Team Competition
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Los Angeles Team competition
World University Games

Carol Menken-Schaudt (born November 23, 1957) is a former American basketball player from Jefferson, Oregon who won a gold medal on the U.S. team at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

She played college basketball at Oregon State University from 1979-1981. She was All-Conference three years, and was an All-American her senior year, leading the nation in field goal percentage at .750. She still holds Oregon State's career records for points (2,243), rebounds (901) and field goal percentage (.692).[3]

She was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and currently lives in Philomath, Oregon with her husband Ken and her two children.

USA basketball[edit]

Menken-Schaud was chosen to represent the USA on the USA Basketball team at the 1981 World University games, held in Bucharest, Romania and coached by Kay Yow. After winning the opening game, the USA was challenged by China, who held a halftime lead. The USA came back to win by two points, helped by 26 points from Denise Curry. The USA also was challenged by Canada, who led at halftime, but the USA won by three points 79–76. The USA beat host team Romania, behind 23 points from Menken-Schaud, to set up a match with undefeated Russia for the gold medal. The Russian team was too strong, and won the gold, leaving the USA with the silver medal. Menken-Schaud averaged 10.4 points per game.[4]

Menken-Schaudt played on the 1983 World University games team, coached by Jill Hutchison. She averaged 11 points per games, and had a 25 point contribution in the semi-final against Yugoslavia, a game the USA won by only a single point. She helped the team go on to the win the gold medal.[5]

In 1984, the USA sent its National team to the 1984 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan, for pre-Olympic practice. The team easily beat each of the eight teams they played, winning by an average of just under 50 points per game. Menken-Schaudt averaged 4.1 points per game.[6]


  1. ^ "Carol Menken-Schaudt". Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Carol Menken-Schaudt - Basketball". Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Best of the Century - Top Oregon State coaches, games, teams and athletes of the last 100 years". Oregon State Alumni Association. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Eleventh World University Games -- 1981". USA Basketball. Retrieved 17 Feb 2014. 
  5. ^ "Twelvth [sic] World University Games -- 1983". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "1984 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014.