Cathy Boswell

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Cathy Boswell
Personal information
Full name Catherine La Ora Boswell
Born November 10, 1962 (1962-11-10) (age 52)
Joliet, Illinois, U.S.

Catherine La Ora "Cathy" Boswell (born November 10, 1962) is an American former basketball player who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1]

USA Basketball[edit]

Boswell was named to the team representing the USA at the 1980 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team ended with a 7–2 record, which was a three way tie for first place. The tie-breaker was point differential, and the USA did not win the tie-breaker, so ended up with the bronze medal.[2] She was also named to the squad presenting the USA in 1982. The team won their first seven games, but then ran into undefeated Canada, who beat the USA 70–67, leaving the USA with the silver medal.[3]

In 1983, Boswell represented the USA on the World University games team, coached by Jill Hutchison and held in Edmonton, Canada. Although the USA lost to Romania in the preliminary rounds, and had to win every remaining game to remain in contention for a medal, the USA team bounced back to win a close game against Yugoslavia 86–85 and a rematch against Romania. The USA team was behind at halftime, but came back in the second half to win the game 83–61 and the gold medal. Boswell averaged 4.7 points per game.[4]

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. Boswell averaged 7.0 points per game.[5]

She continued with the national team to represent the USA at the 1984 Olympics. The team won all six games to claim the gold medal. Boswell averaged 4.0 points per game.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cathy Boswell". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1980 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1982 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Twelvth [sic] World University Games -- 1983". USA Basketball. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "1984 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad -- 1984". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 

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