Overall, Lindsay Whalen has played in 68 games with USA Basketball and has won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cups, as well as with a pair of junior national teams.
Lindsay Whalen first played for USA Basketball when she was 20 years old as a member of the 2002 USA World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Team (U20) that finished with a 4-0 record and the gold medal in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. She contributed 7.5 points and 4.3 assists per game at the event. The squad also earned a pair of exhibition victories over the Brazil senior and young women national teams.
Lindsay Whalen returned for a second-straight summer with USA Basketball as a member of the 2003 USA World Championship For Young Women Team (U21) that captured the gold medal with a 7-1 record in Sibenik, Croatia. She also helped the U.S. to a 4-0 record in exhibition play.
Lindsay Whalen (left) was named to the USA National Team in 2007-08, and her first event was the USA's 2008 Chicago training camp. She is pictured here with Asjha Jones.
Lindsay Whalen (left) played in two games with the 2008 USA National Team during its Tour of Spain March 14-20. Whalen posted 12.0 points and a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game during the two contests.
Prior to the 2010 FIBA World Cup, Lindsay Whalen played in the USA’s four exhibition games, and she averaged 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
At the 2010 FIBA World Cup, Lindsay Whalen helped the USA to a 9-0 record and gold medal. She contributed 5.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
In advance of the 2012 Olympics, Lindsay Whalen aided the USA to a 5-0 exhibition record, and she averaged 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
In her Olympic debut in 2012, Lindsay Whalen helped the USA to an 8-0 record. She averaged 8.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in London.
Lindsay Whalen played in in the USA’s five exhibition wins ahead of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. She averaged 5.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
At the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Istanbul, Lindsay Whalen aided the USA to a 6-0 record, and she averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Lindsay Whalen played in four exhibition games with the 2016 national team. She averaged 8.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Playing in her second Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Lindsay Whalen helped the USA to an 8-0 record, and she contributed 7.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
Through the Years: Lindsay Whalen
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