Teresa Weatherspoon


Weatherspoon is one of the top players to every play the game of basketball collegiately, internationally and professionally.  The two-time Kodak All-American led the Lady Techsters to the 1988 NCAA National Championship.  She won the Wade Trophy as the top player in the country during her senior season (1988).  That same season, Weatherspoon won an Olympic gold medal as part of the US National Team.  She left LA Tech with an incredible record of 118-14 during her four years and two national championship game appearances (1987 and 1988), earning spots on the All-Final Four teams both years.  Weatherspoon was named to the NCAA Women's Basketball Team of the Decade for the 1980's.  She is a member of the 1,000 point club (1,087) at LA Tech and still ranks No. 1 in career assists (958) and career steals (411).  In addition to her Olympic gold medal and Olympic bronze medal in 1992, while still in school, Weatherspoon earned gold medals in the 1986 World Championships, the 1986 Goodwill Games and the 1987 World University Games.  She went on to become and 11-time all-star professional with her years in the Italian League and the WNBA.   Weatherspoon was named the associate head coach at Louisiana Tech in April of 2008 and took over as head coach of her alma mater on Feb. 9, 2009.

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