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1999 USA Basketball Women's National Team

1999 USA Women's Senior National Team -- Spring Training

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Colorado Springs, Colorado • April 15 - May 4, 2004


The six 1997-2000 USA Basketball Women's National Team core group members and 11 other National Team hopefuls convened April 15 - May 4, 1999, in Colorado Springs, Colo., for a Spring Training Camp to further evaluate athletes for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team. USA Basketball Women's National Team head coach Nell Fortner was assisted by collegiate head coaches Peggie Gillom and Charlene Thomas-Swinson.

USA Basketball Women's National Team core group members Jennifer Azzi, Ruthie, Lisa Leslie, Nikki McCray, Katie Smith and Dawn Staley were joined on the USA Spring Training squad by Cynthia Cooper, Teresa Edwards, Yolanda Griffith, Chamique Holdsclaw, Shannon Johnson, DeLisha Milton, Nykesha Sales, Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson, Natalie Williams and Kara Wolters. Bolton-Holifield and Smith, who were both rehabilitating ACL injuries, attended the training camp, but only participated in shooting drills.

Included among the 11 Senior National Team hopefuls were Olympic gold medalists Cooper (1988), Edwards (1984, 1988, 1996) and Swoopes (1996); and World Championship gold medal winners Cooper (1986, 1990) Edwards (1986, 1990), Holdsclaw (1998), Milton (1998), Williams (1998) and Wolters (1998). The list of 1999-2000 Senior National Team candidates was further supplemented by recent USA National Team members Johnson, Sales and Thompson, who were members of the 1999 USA Women's National Team that compiled a 4-1 record competing against four top European professional teams this past winter, while Griffith's National Team experience came as a member of the 1998 USA squad which posted a 2-3 record against the Australian National Team last September.

In addition to training twice each day, the U.S. squad hosted the German National Team from April 22-29 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. During Germany's stay, the USA and Germany played an exhibition game on April 25 that saw the U.S. earn a lopsided 111-59 victory.

The United States controlled the game from the start, rolling to a 31-14 lead after one quarter and by the halftime buzzer the U.S. was up by a commanding 64-27 margin. Seven of the nine available Americans scored in double digits, including a game high 19 points from Milton, McCray tossed in 17, Williams came off the bench to score 16, Griffith notched a double-double with 14 points and a game best 12 rebounds, Sales finished with 13 points and Cooper and Staley each notched 12 points. Staley and Johnson passed off for six and five of the USA's 25 assists, respectively. Griffith nearly pulled off a rare triple-double after being credited for eight steals.

USA Basketball's Senior National Team Program, which was established for the 1997-2000 quadrennium as preparation for the 1998 World Championship and 2000 Olympics, and specifically the core group, was designed to prepare elite level athletes by identifying a core group of National Team athletes who would train and compete together during the time periods when athletes from professional leagues and collegiate programs are available. The remaining roster spots on the 12-member National Teams that competed in those various competitions and tours were filled from the National Team pool. It was the intent of the National Team Program to name additional core group members by evaluating the performance of the athletes in the National Team pool as they compete for USA Basketball and on other teams.

1999 USA BASKETBALL WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM SPRING TRAINING ROSTER

NAME
HGT
WGT
DOB
PRO TEAM COLLEGE HOMETOWN
*Jennifer Azzi
5-8
140
08/31/68
San Jose Lasers Stanford '90 Oak Ridge, TN
*Ruthie Bolton-Holifield
5-8
150
05/25/67
Sacramento Monarchs Auburn '89 McClain, MS
Cynthia Cooper
5-10
150
04/14/63
Houston Comets USC'86 Los Angeles, CA
Teresa Edwards
5-9
149
07/19/64
Philadelphia Rage Georgia'86 Smyrna, GA
Yolanda Griffith
6-3
175
03/01/70
Chicago Condors Florida Atlantic '94 Chicago, IL
Chamique Holdsclaw
6-2
166
08/09/77
n/a Tennessee'99 Astoria, NY
Shannon Johnson
5-7
120
08/18/74
Columbus Quest South Carolina' 96 Hartsville, SC
*Lisa Leslie
6-5
170
07/07/72
Los Angeles Sparks Southern Cal '94 Hawthorne, CA
*Nikki McCray
5-11
158
12/17/71
Washington Mystics Tennessee'95 Memphis, TN
DeLisha Milton
6-1
170
09/11/74
Portland Power Florida '97 Riceboro, GA
Nykesha Sales
6-0
160
05/10/76
Orlando Miracle Connecticut '98 Bloomfield, CT
*Katie Smith
5-11
173
06/04/74
Columbus Quest Ohio State '96 Logan, OH
*Dawn Staley
5-6
125
05/04/70
WNBA Virginia'92 Philadelphia, PA
Sheryl Swoopes
6-0
145
03/25/71
Houston Comets Texas Tech '93 Brownfield, TX
Tina Thompson
6-3
185
02/10/75
Houston Comets USC'97 Los Angeles, CA
Natalie Williams
6-2
177
11/30/70
Portland Power UCLA'94 Taylorsville, UT
Kara Wolters
6-7
210
08/15/75
New England Blizzard Connecticut '97 Holliston, MA
Head Coach: Nell Fortner, USA Basketball
Assistant Coach: Peggie Gillom, Texas A&M University
Assistant Coach: Charlene Thomas-Swinson, St. John's University (N.Y)
Team Physician: Dave Walden, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Athletic Trainer: Ed Ryan, U.S. Olympic Committee (Colo.)

*1998-2000 USA Basketball Women's National Team Core Group member.

 

USA vs. GERMANY BOX SCORE

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E T 0 T A L S
German National Team vs USA Woments National Team
4/25/99 2:00 p.m. at USOTC, Colorado Springs, Colorado
VISITORS: German National Team
No. NAME
FG
FGA
FG
FGA
FT
FTA
OF
DE
TOT
PF
TP
A
TO
BLK
S
MIN
6 Tini Pohl Ishaque
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
3
1
0
0
13
8 Andrea Harder
1
3
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
4
4
0
6
0
0
24
12 Sophie von Saldern
5
8
0
1
3
4
1
2
3
2
13
0
3
1
1
25
13 Martina Kehrenberg
3
6
0
1
1
2
1
2
3
1
7
1
1
0
1
28
14 Heike Roth
3
9
0
4
4
4
0
4
4
4
10
2
5
1
0
29
4 Stefanie Wegeler
1
5
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
3
2
0
0
0
0
13
5 Andrea Hohl
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
4
0
0
8
7 Danka Ilic
3
4
1
2
0
0
1
1
2
0
7
1
4
0
1
16
9 Christina Zeyen
1
3
0
0
0
0
1
4
5
1
2
0
0
0
1
20
10 Ute Kratschmann
2
3
0
0
3
3
0
0
0
1
7
2
2
0
2
18
11 Birgit Eggert
1
4
1
4
0
0
0
1
1
1
3
1
0
0
1
18
15 Linda Frohlich
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
2
13
16 Olga Pfeifer
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
4
2
1
3
0
1
15
TEAM





0 1 1






TOTALS 22 53 2 15 13 15 4 18 22 23 59 13 29 2 10
240
TOTAL FG% 1st:
11-27
.407
2nd:
11-26
.423
Game:
.415
DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st:
0- 7
.000
2nd:
2- 8
.250
Game:
.133
REBOUNDS:
F Throw % 1st:
5- 7
.714
2nd:
8- 8
1.000
Game:
.867
1
HOME TEAM: USA Women's National Team
No. NAME FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
5 Dawn Staley 4 5 0 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 12 6 2 0 1 22
10 Nykesha Sales 5 12 1 3 2 2 1 4 5 1 13 3 1 0 2 27
11 DeLisha Milton 6 10 0 0 7 8 3 3 6 3 19 0 2 0 3 34
15 Nikki McCray 7 13 1 1 2 2 5 0 5 0 17 4 1 0 4 31
17 Yolanda Griffith 5 13 0 0 4 7 5 7 12 1 14 4 1 2 8 28
12 Natalie Williams 6 11 0 0 4 7 5 4 9 3 16 0 1 0 2 28
13 Kara Wolters 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 3 6 2 3 0 0 16
14 Cynthia Cooper 3 6 2 5 4 4 0 0 0 1 12 1 1 1 0 25
19 Shannon Johnson 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 4 2 5 5 0 3 29
TEAM





3 1 4






TOTALS 40 80 4 11 27 34 23 27 50 16 111 25 17 3 23 240
TOTAL FG% 1st:
23-39
.590
2nd:
17-41
.415
Game:
.500
DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st:
4- 7
.571
2nd:
0- 4
.000
Game:
.364
REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st:
14-17
.824
2nd:
13-17
.765
Game:
.794
4
TECHNICAL FOULS:
Germany - none
USA - none

SCORE BY PERIODS: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOTAL
Germany 14 13 16 16 59
USA 31 33 24 23 111

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