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Teresa Edwards on the blue carpet at U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2009
Teresa Edwards arrives on the blue carpet at the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2009 Induction ceremony in Chicago on August 12, 2009. The 1992 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Team, along with nine other U.S. athletes and special contributors will be honored at the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. UPI/David Banks
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Teresa Edwards (born July 19, 1964 in Cairo, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player. In 2000, Sports Illustrated magazine placed her as 22nd of the "100 Greatest Female Athletes of the 20th Century".

Edwards attended Cairo High School in Georgia, where she was a four year starter. In her junior and senior years, the Syrupmaids were 58–3. She scored 1,982 points in her high school career, and was honored as the Georgia High School Player of the Year in 1982.

Edwards began her college career at the University of Georgia where she was a two time All-American. She was the starting point guard for the Georgia Bulldogs, helping lead them to the Final Four in 1983 and 1985. Edwards played in her first Olympic Games as a collegian, and was the youngest member of the team,in 1984. Her college jersey number (#5) was retired, making her one of only three Lady Bulldog players given that honor.

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