USA Women's Pan American Team

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The Pan American Team is one of the teams under the auspices of the USA Basketball organization. The Pan American Games are held every four years in the year before the Olympics. The first Pan American Games were held in 1951, but those games were men only. The second Pan American games in 1955 included women's teams. Eligible teams are the members of FIBA Americas. The USA has participated every year since the 1955 event, except for 1995, when the game were canceled, due to too few teams committed to play.[1]

Participants in the Pan American games included the very best ever to be part of the sport–ten players ended up in the Naismith Hall of Fame, including Cheryl Miller, Nancy Lieberman and Lusia Harris. Hall of Fame members Jody Conradt, Billie Moore, Cathy Rush, C. Vivian Stringer and Kay Yow were coaches for Pan American teams, while Denise Curry and Pat Summitt participated both as players and coaches.

History[edit]

AAU era[edit]

In the early years of the Pan American (Pan Am) games, the players came from the AAU teams. The players for the 1955 team were drawn primarily from Hanes Hosiery Mills, Wayland College Flying Queens, the Dons, and Dowells Dolls.[2] These four teams played each other in a tournament to help select the players for the Pan Am team. Hanes Hosiery came in first ahead of Wayland Baptist. This result would not be surprising, as these were the two dominant teams of the era. Hanes Hosiery won the AAU national championship in 1951, 1952, and 1953, beating Wayland two of those three years, and Wayland would go on to win the national championship the net four years 1954–1957.[3] Not surprisingly, the twelve player Pan American team was dominated by these two teams, with six Wayland Baptist players and three from Hanes Hosiery.[2] While Wayland provided the largest number of players, Hanes provided the captain, Lurlyne Greer Mealhouse, who would score over 18 points per game, more than twice the second highest scorer, and still the third highest scoring average in Pan American history.[4] Greer was considered to be the best AAU player of her era.[5]

The 1959 team continued to draw from AAU ranks, with even more participation from the dominant team of the era, Wayland Baptist College. The team that year was largely made up of the Wayland Baptist team, including the head coach Harley Redin, and a few stars from other teams. The USA team would go on to win all eight games and the gold medal. The AAU influence would continue through 1971, with players from teams like the Raytown Piperettes, and St. Joseph's Pepsi-Cola, along with multiple representatives from the Nashville Business College and Wayland Baptist teams. The coaches were also drawn from these ranks, with Nashville Business College's John Head as head coach in 1963, and a second stint at head coach by Harley Redin in 1971. The USA team was dominant in the beginning, winning the gold medal in their first three appearances, then settled for the silver medal in 1967 and 1971, with the latter team being led by Linda Gamble.

College era[edit]

Although many of the players on earlier teams were playing at colleges, the competitions were organized by the AAU. Over time, the emphasis shifted to college organizations.[6] The Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women started in 1967, then evolved into the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1971. With the enactment of Title IX in 1972, the growth of women's sports in general, and women's basketball in particular, grew significantly in this era. The AIAW organized national championships starting in 1972, and the USA Basketball teams increasing drew from the ranks of the AIAW members.

In 1975, the Pan Am team included players such as Nancy Lieberman, Lusia Harris, Pat Head, and Ann Meyers, and coach Cathy Rush, each of whom would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The gold medal winning 1975 team was especially dominant, winning all seven games convincingly. The closest game was the final against Brazil, and that game was won by the USA team 74–55.[7]

The 1979 team, with Pat Head now coaching instead of playing, had high hopes to repeat as gold medal winners. Virtually the same team had won the gold at the world Championships, and the gold at the Jones Cup competition. however, the final game pitted undefeated USA against undefeated Cuba, and the Cuban team prevailed, 91–86.

The 1983 team returned to gold medal form, winning all five games in Caracas, Venezuela. The scoring leaders were Cheryl Miller, Lynette Woodard at 19.8 and 19.0 points per game, respectively. The team also included Anne Donovan and Kim Mulkey, now better known as coaches.[8]

Record[edit]

2011[edit]

The 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico began on 14 October, but the women's basketball events commenced on the 21st. The team practiced in Texas, and left for Mexico on the 18th of October. The head coach of the USA team is Ceal Barry, from the University of Colorado, who will be assisted by Jennifer Gillom and Debbie Ryan.[22]

USA versus Argentina[edit]

The USA team fell to Argentina 58-55 in their opening match. The USA team opened strong, ending the first period with a 14 point lead, but the USA team let up, and the Argentines closed the half with a 15-5 run which cut the margin to four. There were six lead changes in the final quarter, but when the USA team failed to convert a layup in the final seconds of the game which would have tied the score, the USA team was forced to foul, and the team from Argentina won by three points. Despite the loss, there were some individual highlights. Breanna Stewart is the only high school player on the team, and the only high school player on a Pan Am team other than Nancy Lieberman. Despite being younger than her teammates, Stewart scored 18 points and pulled down 21 rebounds, setting a Pan Am record for a USA player. Katelan Redmon hit six of her eleven shots to score 16 points for the USA team.[23][24]

USA versus Puerto Rico[edit]

The USA team lost against Puerto Rico 75-70, in a game that was tied in the fourth quarter. The USA team easily won the rebounding battle 44-28, and shot slightly better than Puerto Rico (38% versus 37%), but had eight more turnovers.

The USA team started strong, scoring the first five points of the game, and extending the lead to 19-5 in the first quarter. However, the USA team only managed eight points in the second quarter, and the half came to a close with the score tied at 33 points apiece. Breanna Stewart had a double-double, with a team high 14 points, and eleven rebounds, tying her with Shante Evans for the rebounding honors.[25][26]

The second loss eliminates the USA from medal contention, not only stopping the team from defending the 2007 Gold Medal, but removing them from medal contention for the first time In Pan Am history.[27]

USA versus Mexico[edit]

In the final match of the first round, the USA team defeated previously undefeated Mexico 87-58. The host team lead at the end of the first quarter by four points, and still lead at the half by three, but the USA outscored Mexico 35-15 in the third quarter to take a commanding lead. The leading scorer for the USA was again Breanna Stewart, with 17 points. Also scoring in double digits were Christine Flores, April Sykes and Emilie Johnson. Katelan Redmon was the leading rebounder on the team with ten rebounds. The USA finished fourth in their bracket, and go on to play Jamaica for seventh place.[28][29]

USA versus Jamaica[edit]

After a slow start, the USA team put together an 18-2 run, and coasted to an easy victory over the Jamaica team by a score of 87-41, securing a seventh place overall finish in the event. Tavelyn James was the leading scorer with 19 points, while Shante Evans and Avery Warley each secured ten rebounds. Although still a high school student, Breanna Stewart earned spots in the USA Pan Am competition record books, setting single game rebounds record with 21 rebounds in a game. She also had nine blocks in the competition, putting her in second place, and her 88.5% free throw shooting is the fourth best ever.[30][31]

Coaches and results[edit]

The following people were head coaches, assistant coaches and managers at Pan American competitions:[32]

First Last Position Coached at Year W–L Results Location
Mildred Barnes Manager Warrensburg, MO 1975 7–0 Gold Medal Mexico City, Mexico
Ceal Barry Head Coach University of Colorado 2011 2–2 7th Guadalajara, Mexico
Kathi Bennett Assistant Coach Indiana University 2003 5–2 Silver Medal Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Joan Bonvicini Assistant Coach University of Arizona 1991 4–2 Bronze Medal Havana, Cuba
Jody Conradt Head Coach University of Texas 1987 4–0 Gold Medal Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Alberta Cox Head Coach Raytown Piperettes (MO) 1967 6–2 Silver Medal Winnipeg, Canada
Denise Curry Assistant Coach California State Fullerton 1999 4–3 Bronze Medal Winnipeg, Canada
Kathy Delaney-Smith Assistant Coach Harvard University (MA) 2007 5–0 Gold Medal Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Margaret Downing Manager Southern State College (AR) 1967 6–2 Silver Medal Winnipeg, Canada
Margaret Downing Manager Southern State College (AR) 1971 5–1 Silver Medal Cali, Colombia
Lin Dunn Manager Purdue University (IN) 1987 4–0 Gold Medal Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Paula Edney Head Coach Athletes in Action 1995 Competition Cancelled   Mar del Plata, Argentina
Tonya Edwards Assistant Coach Northwestern Community High School (MI) 1995 Competition Cancelled   Mar del Plata, Argentina
Nell Fortner Head Coach USA Basketball 1999 4–3 Bronze Medal Winnipeg, Canada
Fran Garmon Head Coach Texas Christian University 1983 5–0 Gold Medal Caracas, Venezuela
Bill Gibbons Assistant Coach The College of the Holy Cross (MA) 2007 5–0 Gold Medal Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Peggie Gillom Assistant Coach Texas A&M University 1999 4–3 Bronze Medal Winnipeg, Canada
Jennifer Gillom Assistant Coach USA Basketball 2011 2–2 7th Guadalajara, Mexico
Betty_Jo Graber Assistant Coach Weatherford College (TX) 1979 5–1 Silver Medal San Juan, Puerto Rico
John Head Head Coach Nashville Business College (TN) 1963 6–1 Gold Medal São Paulo, Brazil
Pat Head Head Coach University of Tennessee 1979 5–1 Silver Medal San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phyllis Holmes Manager Greenville College (IL) 1983 5–0 Gold Medal Caracas, Venezuela
Caddo Mathews Head Coach Wayland Col. Flying Queens (TX) 1955 8–0 Gold Medal Mexico City, Mexico
Colleen Matsuhara Assistant Coach University of Texas 1987 4–0 Gold Medal Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Tennie McGhee Assistant Coach Nashville Business College (TN) 1963 6–1 Gold Medal São Paulo, Brazil
Laurine Mickelsen Manager AAU (Murray, UT) 1959 8–0 Gold Medal Chicago, Illinois, USA
Billie Moore Assistant Coach Fullerton State University (CA) 1975 7–0 Gold Medal Mexico City, Mexico
Cindy Noble-Hauserman Assistant Coach Centre College (KY) 1995 Competition Cancelled   Mar del Plata, Argentina
Trina Patterson Assistant Coach University of Albany (NY) 2003 5–2 Silver Medal Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Lea Plarski Manager St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley (MO) 1979 5–1 Silver Medal San Juan, Puerto Rico
Harley Redin Head Coach Wayland Baptist College (TX) 1959 8–0 Gold Medal Chicago, Illinois, USA
Harley Redin Head Coach Wayland Baptist College (TX) 1971 5–1 Silver Medal Cali, Colombia
Olan Ruble Assistant Coach Iowa Wesleyan College 1967 6–2 Silver Medal Winnipeg, Canada
Cathy Rush Head Coach Immaculata College (PA) 1975 7–0 Gold Medal Mexico City, Mexico
Debbie Ryan Head Coach University of Virginia 2003 5–2 Silver Medal Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Debbie Ryan Assistant Coach University of Virginia (retired) 2011 2–2 7th Guadalajara, Mexico
Dawn Staley Head Coach Temple University 2007 5–0 Gold Medal Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marianne Stanley Assistant Coach University of Southern California 1991 4–2 Bronze Medal Havana, Cuba
C._Vivian Stringer Head Coach University of Iowa 1991 4–2 Bronze Medal Havana, Cuba
Lillian Van_Blarcom Manager AAU (Wichita, KS) 1955 8–0 Gold Medal Mexico City, Mexico
Dean Weese Assistant Coach AAU (Spearman, TX) 1971 5–1 Silver Medal Cali, Colombia
Kay Yow Assistant Coach North Carolina State University 1983 5–0 Gold Medal Caracas, Venezuela

Players[edit]

The following players participated on Pan American teams:[33]

First Last Year Played at
Matee Ajavon 2007 Rutgers
Rita Alexander 1955 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Nicky Anosike 2007 Tennessee
Jayne Appel 2007 Stanford
C._Phillips Aspedon 1967 Raytown Piperettes
Jennifer Azzi 1991 Stanford
Doris Barding 1963 Nashville Business College
Janice Beach 1971 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Catherine Benedetto 1967 Central Washington
Jenni Benningfield 2003 Vanderbilt
Carol Blazejowski 1979 Montclair State College
Carol Bollinger 1971 Ouachita Baptist
Susan Britton 1971 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Barbara Brown 1979 Stephen F. Austin State
Cindy Brown 1987 Long Beach State
Edwina Brown 1999 Texas
Rebekkah Brunson 2003 Georgetown
Carolyn Bush 1975 Wayland Baptist
Edna Campbell 1995 Texas
Ruby Cannon 1955 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Ruth Cannon 1955 Hutcherson Flying QueensWayland Baptist College
Jamie Carey 2003 Texas
Brona Coble 1963 Nashville Business College
Marissa Coleman 2007 Maryland
Cheryl Cook 1983 Cincinnati
Cynthia Cooper 1987 Southern California
Joan Crawford 1959 Nashville Business College
Joan Crawford 1963 Nashville Business College
Sylvia Crawley 1995 North Carolina
Sylvia Crawley 1999 Portland Power
Beth Cunningham 1999 Philadelphia Rage / Notre Dame
Denise Curry 1979 UCLA
Denise Curry 1983 UCLA
Lucille Davidson 1959 Ray Smith Fords
Clarissa Davis 1987 Texas
Myrna DeBerry 1967 Ouachita Baptist
Karen Deden 1995 Washington
Medina Dixon 1991 Old Dominion
Anne Donovan 1983 Old Dominion
Anne Donovan 1987 Old Dominion
Carolyn Dornak 1971 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Nancy Dunkle 1975 California State Fullerton
Rita Easterling 1975 Mississippi College-Women
Teresa Edwards 1987 Georgia
Teresa Edwards 1991 Georgia
Michelle Edwards 1991 Iowa
Kamie Ethridge 1987 Texas
Dena Evans 1995 Virginia
Shante Evans 2011 Hofstra
Sandra Fiete 1963 St. Joseph Pepsi-Cola
Mary_Lois Finley 1967 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Christine Flores 2011 Missouri
Emily Fox 2007 Minnesota
Eunice Futch 1955 Hanes Hosiery Mills
Katryna Gaither 1999 San Jose Lasers / Notre Dame
Linda Gamble 1971 Ouachita Baptist
Betty Gaule 1967 Raytown Piperettes Missouri-Kansas City
Jennifer Gillom 1987 Mississippi
Molly Goodenbour 1995 Stanford
Bridgette Gordon 1991 Tennessee
Lola Ham 1967 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Lusia Harris 1975 Delta State
Fran Harris 1987 Texas
Pat Head 1975 Tennessee-Martin
Patty_Jo Hedges 1983 Kentucky
Tara Heiss 1979 Maryland
Sonja Henning 1991 Stanford
Amy Herrig 1999 Iowa
Roneeka Hodges 2003 Florida State
Rita Horky 1959 Nashville Business College/Iowa Wesleyan
Rita Horky 1963 Nashville Business College/Iowa Wesleyan
Alexis Hornbuckle 2007 Tennessee
Chardé Houston 2007 Connecticut
Melody Howard 1995 Southwest Missouri State
Tasha Humphrey 2007 Georgia
Lisa Ingram 1983 Northeast Louisiana
Thelma_Gay Ivey 1959 Clarendon J. C.
Tavelyn James 2011 Eastern Michigan
Emilie Johnson 2011 UC Santa Barbara
Evelyn Jordan 1955 Hanes Hosiery Mills
Marissa Kastanek 2011 North Carolina State
Kris Kirchner 1979 Maryland
Joyce Kite 1959 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Edith Kline 1955 Midland Jewelry
Laurie Koehn 2003 Kansas State
Venus Lacy 1991 Louisiana Tech
Erlana Larkins 2007 North Carolina
Janice Lawrence 1983 Louisiana Tech
Charlotte Lewis 1975 Illinois State
Nancy Lieberman 1975 Far Rockaway H. S.
Nancy Lieberman 1979 Old Dominion
Andrea Lloyd 1987 Texas
Andrea Lloyd 1991 Texas
Carla Lowry 1959 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Kevi Luper 2011 Oral Roberts
Michelle Marciniak 1999 Nashville Noise / Tennessee
Glyna Masten 1963 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Judy Matlock 1967 Raytown Piperettes Missouri-Kansas City
Janel McCarville 2003 Minnesota
Katrina McClain 1987 Georgia
Katrina McClain 1991 Georgia
Angel McCoughtry 2007 Louisville
Danielle McCulley 1999 Portland Power / Western Kentucky
Valencia McFarland 2011 Mississippi
Pam McGee 1983 Southern California
Carla McGhee 1995 Tennessee
L._Greer Mealhouse 1955 Hanes Hosiery Mills/Little Rock J. C.
Ann Meyers 1975 UCLA
Ann Meyers 1979 UCLA
Carolyn Miller 1959 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Carolyn Miller 1967 Houston Jets/ Wayland
Cheryl Miller 1983 Southern California
Loree Moore 2003 Tennessee
Kim Mulkey 1983 Louisiana Tech
Patsy Neal 1959 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Sally Nerren 1963 Nashville Business College
Glenda Nicholson 1959 Iowa Wesleyan
Cindy Noble 1983 Tennessee
Mary_Ann O'Connor 1975 Southern Connecticut State
Lometa Odom 1955 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Anita Palmer 1971 Wisconsin
Tari Phillips 1995 Central Florida
LaTaunya Pollard 1983 Long Beach State
Nicole Powell 2003 Stanford
Lynn Pride 1999 Kansas
Jill Rankin 1979 Wayland Baptist
Cherri Rapp 1971 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Cherri Rapp 1975 Wayland Baptist
Katelan Redmon 2011 Gonzaga
Doris Rogers 1963 Nashville Business College
Sue Rojcewicz 1975 Southern Connecticut State
Annette_Kay Rutt 1967 Raytown Piperettes/Illinois State
Norma Schwarz 1963 Sioux Machinery/Westmar College
Marsha Scoggin 1959 Hutcherson Flying Queens /Wayland Baptist College
Betty Scott 1963 Hutcherson Flying Queens/ Wayland Baptist College
Alisa Scott 1987 Mississippi
Evelyn Searles 1959 Dowell's Dolls
Becky Shaw 1971 Raytown Piperettes
Marcia Shieldknight 1971 Hutcherson Flying Queens/ Wayland Baptist College
Juliene Simpson 1975 John F. Kennedy College
Barbara_Ann Sipes 1955 K. C. Dons/ Iowa Wesleyan
Barbara_Ann Sipes 1967 Raytown Piperettes/ Iowa Wesleyan
Mauriece Smith 1967 Raytown Piperettes/Missouri-Kansas City
Maurienne Smithson 1955 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Dawn Staley 1995 Virginia
Kayla Standish 2011 Gonzaga
Katy Steding 1995 Stanford
June Stewart 1959 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Breanna Stewart 2011 Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./North Syracuse, N.Y.
Andrea Stinson 1991 North Carolina State
Regina Street 1991 Memphis State
Ann Strother 2003 Connecticut
Lois Stuflick 1971 Parsons College
Jackie Swaim 1979 Texas
Laura Switzer 1963 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Sheryl Swoopes 1995 Texas Tech
April Sykes 2011 Rutgers
Lindsay Taylor 2003 UC Santa Barbara
Mel Thomas 2007 Connecticut
Iciss Tillis 2003 Duke
Jan Trombly 1979 Old Dominion
Barbara Turner 2003 Connecticut
Itoro Umoh 1999 Clemson
Sandy Van_Cleave 1971 Parsons College
Rosie Walker 1979 Stephen F. Austin State
DeMya Walker 1999 Virginia
Avery Warley 2011 Liberty
Holly Warlick 1979 Tennessee
Katherine Washington 1959 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Umeki Webb 1999 Phoenix Mercury / North Carolina State
Jo_Helen White 1955 Dowell's Dolls/West Texas State
Valeria Whiting 1995 Stanford
Sue Wicks 1987 Rutgers
Candice Wiggins 2007 Stanford
Lorraine Williams 1963 Iowa Wesleyan
Mary Williams 1971 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Faye Wilson 1955 Hutcherson Flying Queens/Wayland Baptist College
Dixie Woodall 1967 Raytown Piperettes
Lynette Woodard 1983 Kansas
Lynette Woodard 1991 Kansas
Dana Wynne 1999 Colorado Xplosion / Seton Hall

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "TWELVTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES -- 1995". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Second Pan American Games -- 1955". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Ikard p 216-217
  4. ^ Ikard p 84
  5. ^ Ikard p 80
  6. ^ Grundy p 167 "But with the rise of college programs... the AAU had ceased to play a dominant role in top-level national sports...
  7. ^ a b "Seventh Pan American GAMES -- 1975". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Ninth Pan American Games -- 1983". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Second Pan American Games -- 1955". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Third Pan American Games -- 1959". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Fourth Pan American Games -- 1963". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Fifth Pan American Games -- 1967". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sixth Pan American Games -- 1971". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Eighth Pan American Games -- 1979". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Tenth Pan American Games -- 1987". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Eleventh Pan American Games -- 1991". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "TWELVTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES -- 1995". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Thirteenth Pan American Games -- 1999". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Fourteenth Pan American Games -- 2003". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Fifteenth Pan American Games -- 2007". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Sixteenth Pan American Games -- 2011". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "2011 USA Women’s Pan American Games Team Roster". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "USA Women Fall To Argentina 58-55 In First Game Of 2011 Pan American Games". USA Basketball. Oct 21, 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Boxscore". USA Basketball. Oct 21, 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "USA Suffers Hard-Fought 75-70 Loss To Puerto Rico". USA Basketball. Oct 22, 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  26. ^ "Boxscore". USA Basketball. Oct 22, 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  27. ^ Lee Michaelson (October 22, 2011). "Team USA Knocked Out of Pan Am Medal Contention After 70-75 Loss to Puerto Rico". Full Court Press. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  28. ^ "USA Women Down Previously Unbeaten Mexico 87-58". USA Basketball. Oct 23, 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  29. ^ "Boxscore". USA Basketball. Oct 21, 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  30. ^ "USA Wraps Up Pan American Games Play With 87-41 Rout Of Jamaica". USA Basketball. Oct 24, 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "Boxscore". USA Basketball. Oct 24, 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  32. ^ "USA Pan American Games Team All-Time Coaching Staff". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  33. ^ "USA Women's All-Time Pan American Games Alphabetical Roster". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 

References[edit]

  • Grundy, Pamela (2005). Shattering the glass. New Press. ISBN 978-1-56584-822-1. 
  • Ikard, [Robert W. (2005). Just for Fun: The Story of AAU Women's Basketball. The University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 978-1-55728-889-9.