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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Jennifer Azzi, Usa Jennifer Azzi was part of the great 1996 Olympic Women's Basketball Team that was composed of Olympic and professional greats and superstar college players.  The team began traveling and competing in late 1995 to prepare for the 1996 Olympics. They arrived in Atlanta in July of 1996 undefeated with a 52-0 record. Each of their Olympic contests sold out and the team rewarded the home crowd with an array of offensive talent.  In the eight victories en route to the gold medal, the United States averaged 102.4 points per game as Teresa Edwards, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Katrina McClain, and Ruthie Bolton started all eight games - a team that also included Dawn Staley, Carla McGhee, Venus Lacy, Rebecca Lobo, Nikki McCray, and Katy Steding.
Jennifer Azzi Profile

Name: Jennifer Lynn Azzi
Nickname: N/A
Born: August 31, 1968
Status: Retired
Origin: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Height: 5-8
Weight: 143lbs.
Schools: Stanford
Drafted: Inaugural player/co-founder for the ABL; 1999, First Round (ABL Dispersal), 5th overall by the Detroit Shock
Languages: English
Website: & InterBasket
Teams (jersey): US National Team, Orchies (France), Viterbo (Italy), Arvika Basket (Sweden), San Jose Lasers, Detroit Shock, Utah Starzz, San Antonio Silver Starz
Ibn Notes: "Teresa Edwards and Jennifer Azzi, in my mind, were the two who really stood out. They went way above and beyond the call."
-- Gary Cavalli, founder/CEO of the ABL when asked about the role some of players had in the ABL. 
Jennifer Azzi Links  From our forum: History of the ABL, the American Basketball League, WNBA All-Decade Team, Women's Basketball Forum, WNBA Forum  Articles and other resources: A League of their Own (Ebony), Celebrating the 1995-96 Olympic Team Ten Years Later (, One-on-One with Gary Cavalli, co-founder and CEO of the ABL (Women's Hoops Blog, 2004), Introducing the New 'Player's League' (Washington Post, 1998)