|Competitor for the United States|
|Gold||1996 Atlanta||Team Competition|
|FIBA World Championship|
|Gold||1990 Malaysia||Team Competition|
|Bronze||1994 World Championships Sydney||Team Competition|
|Gold||1998 World Championships Berlin, Germany||Team Competition|
|Pan American Games|
|Bronze||1991 Havana||Team Competition|
|Silver||1988 Jones Cup Taipei, Taiwan||Team Competition|
Jennifer Lynn Azzi (born on August 31, 1968, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee) is the head coach of the women's basketball team at the University of San Francisco. Azzi is a former collegiate and professional basketball player.
Azzi received a scholarship and played point guard for Stanford University's women's basketball team from 1987 to 1990. During her four years at Stanford, the Cardinal compiled a 101-23 win-loss record, and captured two Pac-10 titles.
Her individual accomplishments include:
- Named to the Kodak All-America First Team in 1989 and 1990.
- 1990 recipient of the Wade Trophy and Naismith Award.
- NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player (MVP), and the West Region MVP in 1990.
- Pac-10 Player of the Year award in 1989 and 1990.
- Three time All-Pac 10 First Team selection
Jennifer Azzi went to middle school at Jefferson Junior High, in Oak Ridge, TN.
Azzi played for the USA Basketball National Team in a five game Australian Tour event in 1998, as part of the Goldmark Cup team. The USA and Australian teams had qualified for the 2000 Olympics, and agreed to play five games in five cities in Australia. The Australians won the first three games and the USA team won the last two.
Azzi began her professional basketball career playing in the United States when she joined the San Jose Lasers of the American Basketball League (ABL) from 1996 to 1999. She was one of the cofounders of the league. Her participation in the league ended when the ABL declared bankruptcy on December 22, 1998. Shortly afterward, she started a training camp for adults in San Jose, California.
Just prior to the 2000 season, she was traded to the Utah Starzz. She remained with the team when the franchise relocated to San Antonio, Texas and changed its name to the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2003.
In February 2004, she announced her retirement from professional basketball.
Azzi became the head coach of the Women's Basketball team at the University of San Francisco in 2010.
Azzi is now a motivational speaker, residing in Mill Valley, California. She also runs a youth basketball camp every summer held at Tamalpais High School called Azzi Camp.
- Porter p. 19
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- "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- David L. Porter, ed. (2005). Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-30952-6.
- Official Website
- Azzi Training and Fitness Camps
- WNBA Player Profile
- ABL Player Profile
- WNBA Press Release on Azzi's retirement
- San Antonio Silver Stars farewell tribute to Azzi
- October 7, 2005 San Francisco Chronicle article on Azzi's life after basketball
- July 2007 "Marin Magazine" Article on Azzi's life in Marin
- Fan Page (Note: last updated in 2001)