In the 1976 Olympics, Ann Meyers (now Meyers Drysdale) averaged 5.2 assists per game, making her the U.S. Olympic women's career record holder in that respect.
In the 1976 Olympics, Juliene Simpson set three U.S. Olympic women's records, including free throw percentage in a single game, single competition and career, shooting 8-of-8 (1.000) from the foul line on July 22 versus Canada, contributing to a 16-of-16 (1.000) finish from the foul line in the 1976 Olympics.
Carol Menken-Schaudt shot 78.6% from the field (11-of-14) in the 1984 Olympics, setting both the U.S. Olympic women's single-competition and career records for field goal percentage.
Cheryl Miller is the U.S. Olympic women's career record holder for points per game, averaging 16.5 ppg. in the 1984 Olympics.
The U.S. Olympic women's single-game record for free throws attempted was set by Cynthia Cooper (to the left of the basketball) on Sept. 27, 1988, versus Serbia (13). Cooper also was the first to shoot a perfect 3-of-3 (1.000) from the behind the arc on Sept. 22, 1988, versus Yugoslavia. (Since then, Katie Smith (2000) and Maya Moore (2016) also finished with a 1.000 3-point field goal percentage.)
Averaging 4.8 steals per game, Medina Dixon (1992) holds the U.S. Olympic women's career record in steals per game.
Suzie McConnell (now McConnell-Serio) shot 71.4% (5-of-7) from the field in the 1992 Olympics, setting the U.S. Olympic women's single-competition record in field goal percentage. McConnell also set the U.S. Olympic women's single-competition record in steals (26) and steals averaged (5.2 per game) as well as the U.S. Olympic women's single-game record with nine versus Unified Team on Aug. 5, 1992.
The USA’s Katrina McClain grabbed 16 boards in two separate games in her Olympic career, making her the U.S. Olympic women’s single-game record holder for rebounds (versus Japan on July 31, 1996, and versus Unified Team on Aug. 5, 1992). McClain also holds the record for field goals attempted (23) versus Soviet Union on Sept. 27, 1988. Overall, McClain has grabbed 166 rebounds through three Olympic Games, averaging 9.2 rebounds per game, making her the U.S. Olympic women’s career record holder in rebounds averaged. In the same respect, McClain claimed the top two spots in U.S. Olympic women’s single competition for rebounds averaged with 10.4 rpg (52) in 1988 and 9.6 rpg. (48) in 1992.
Competing in five Olympics, Teresa Edwards (2000, 1996, 1992, 1988, 1984) holds U.S. Olympic women’s career records in assists (143) and steals (59). In 1996, Edwards set three Olympic records, including single-competition assists (64) and assists averaged (8.0 per game) as well as single-game assists as she dished out 15 versus Australia on July 27.
In the 2000 Olympic Games, Yolanda Griffith posted 70 boards, setting the U.S. Olympic women’s single-competition record for rebounds.
Kara Lawson shot 57.1% from 3-point (8-of-14) in the 2008 Olympics, making her the U.S. Olympic women’s career record holder for 3-point percentage.
Four time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie holds U.S. Olympic women’s career records for points (488), rebounds (241) and blocked shots (37) through four Olympics (2008, 2004, 2000 and 1996). Leslie also holds the two top spots for most points in U.S. Olympic women’s single competition with 156 points in 1996 and 126 points in 2000, along with U.S. Olympic women’s single-game records for points (35) and field goals made (16) – both tallied against Japan on July 31, 1996.
Angel McCoughtry holds U.S. Olympic women’s single-game records for field goal percentage (1.000, 8-of-8) which she recorded versus China on August 5, 2012, and free throws made (10) versus Turkey on August 1, 2012.
On July 30, 2012, Candace Parker set the U.S. Olympic women’s single-game record for blocked shots with four versus Angola.
Appearing in four Olympics and 32 Olympic games, Tamika Catchings (2016, 2012, 2008 and 2004) is tied with Teresa Edwards (2000, 1996, 1992, 1988 and 1984), Lisa Leslie (2008, 2004, 2000 and 1996) and Diana Taurasi (2016, 2012, 2008, 2004) for Olympic games played.
Maya Moore is tied with Katie Smith (2000) and Cynthia Cooper (1988) for the U.S. Olympic women’s single-game record in 3-point percentage (1.000) after shooting 3-of-3 from 3-point versus Japan on August 16, 2016.
Diana Taurasi shot 6-of-10 from 3-point versus Serbia on August 10, 2016, making her the U.S. Olympic women’s single-game record holder for both 3-pointers made and attempted.
U.S. Women’s Olympic Record holders
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