Cindy Brogdon

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Cindy Brogdon
Personal information
Full name Cynthia Jane Brogdon
Born February 25, 1957 (1957-02-25) (age 58)
Buford, Georgia, U.S.

Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Brogdon (born February 25, 1957) is an American former basketball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1]

Biography[edit]

Brogdon was born in Buford, Georgia.[2] She attended Mercer University in Georgia in 1976 and 1977, before transferring to the University of Tennessee.[3]

She was the first Georgian to play as a member of a United States Olympic Basketball team, and was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.[4]

Brogdon was named to the National team to play at the 1976 Olympics, held in Montreal, Canada. After losing the opening game to Japan, the USA team beat Bulgaria, but then faced host team Canada. The USA team defeated Canada 84–71. After losing to the USSR, the USA team needed a victory against Czechoslovakia to secure a medal. Brogdon helped the team to an 83–67 win and the silver medal. Brogdon averaged 5.8 points per game.[5]

She currently works at Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cindy Brogdon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "LADY VOLS IN THE OLYMPICS". Tennessee Women's Basketball. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olympians, Mercerians: One and the same Former Bears Jimmy Carnes, Cindy Brogdon lead past teams to podium". mercercluster.com. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cindy Brogdon" (PDF). Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Games of the XXIst Olympiad -- 1976". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 

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