Cindy Brogdon
Personal information
Full nameCynthia Jane Brogdon
BornFebruary 25, 1957 (1957-02-25) (age 65)
Buford, Georgia
Medal record

Cynthia Jane "Cindy" Brogdon (born February 25, 1957) is an American former basketball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1] Brogdon was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Biography

Brogdon was born in Buford, Georgia.[2] She attended Mercer University in Georgia in 1976 and 1977, before transferring to the University of Tennessee.[3]

She was the first Georgian to play as a member of a United States Olympic Basketball team, and was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.[4]

Brogdon was named to the National team to play at the 1976 Olympics, held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After losing the opening game to Japan, the USA team beat Bulgaria, but then faced host team Canada. The USA team defeated Canada 84–71. After losing to the USSR, the USA team needed a victory against Czechoslovakia to secure a medal. Brogdon helped the team to an 83–67 win and the silver medal. Brogdon averaged 5.8 points per game.[5]

She currently works at Northview High School in Johns Creek, Georgia.

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Cindy Brogdon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "LADY VOLS IN THE OLYMPICS". Tennessee Women's Basketball. Archived from the original on January 21, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Olympians, Mercerians: One and the same Former Bears Jimmy Carnes, Cindy Brogdon lead past teams to podium". mercercluster.com. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Cindy Brogdon" (PDF). Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "Games of the XXIst Olympiad -- 1976". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.