2015 USA Basketball Women's Pan American Games Team - Just the Facts

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE: 2013 Pan American Games

EVENT SITE: Toronto, Canada

EVENT DATES: July 10-26, 2013

EVENT WEB SITE: Toronto2015.org

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COMPETITION DATES: TBD

BASKETBALL COMPETITION SITE:TBD

2013 TEAMS: Canada, additional nations TBD.

USA TEAM TRAINING SITE & DATES: TBD

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Started in 1951 for men and 1955 for women, the Pan American Games are held every four years (2015, 2019, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics and organized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Pan American Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women representing countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

EVENT HISTORY: Most recently, the USA women finished in seventh place with a 2-2 record at the 2011 Pan American Games with a U.S. team comprised of collegians and one high school senior that began training just a week prior to the event.

Overall, the USA women have won seven of 14 gold medals, added four silver and two bronze medals, and rolled up a 74-14 overall record.

WOMEN'S PAN AM GAMES PLAYERS OF NOTE: Jennifer Azzi (1991); Cynthia Cooper (1987); Anne Donovan (1987 and 1983); Teresa Edwards (1991 and 1987); Pat Head (1975); Nancy Lieberman (1979 and 1975); Janel McCarville (2003); Katrina McClain (1991 and 1987); Carla McGhee (1995); Ann Meyers (1979 and 1975); Cheryl Miller (1983); Dawn Staley (1995); Breanna Stewart (2011); and Sheryl Swoopes (1995).

ALL-TIME WOMEN'S PAN AM GAMES RESULTS

YEAR SITE FINAL STANDINGS 2011 Guadalajara, Mexico 1st-Puerto Rico; 2nd-Mexico; 3rd-Brazil; 4th-Colombia; 5th-Argentina; 6th-Canada; 7th-USA; 8th-Jamaica.
2007
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st-USA; 2nd-Brazil; 3rd-Cuba; 4th-Canada; 5th-Colombia; 6th-Argentina; 7th-Mexico; 8th-Jamaica.
2003 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st-Cuba; 2nd-USA; 3rd-Brazil; 4th-Canada; 5th-Argentina; 6th-Dominican Republic.
1999
Winnipeg, Canada 1st-Cuba; 2nd-Canada; 3rd-USA; 4th-Brazil; 5th-Argentina; 6th-Dominican Republic.
1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina Competion Cancelled.
1991
Havana, Cuba 1st-Brazil; 2nd-Cuba; 3rd-USA; 4th-Canada; 5th-Argentina.
1987 Indianapolis, Indiana 1st-USA; 2nd-Brazil; 3rd-Canada; 4th-Cuba; 5th-Mexico; 6th-Peru; 7th-Columbia.
1983
Caracas, Venezuala 1st-USA; 2nd-Cuba; 3rd-Brazil; 4th-Canada; 5th-Venezuela; 6th-Puerto Rico.
1979 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st-Cuba; 2nd-USA; 3rd-Canada; 4th-Brazil; 5th-Mexico; 6th-Puerto Rico; 7th-Bolivia.
1975 Mexico City, Mexico 1st-USA; 2nd-Mexico; 3rd-Cuba; 4th-Brazil; 5th-Canada; 6th-Colombia; 7th-Dominican Republic; 8th-El Salvador.
1971 Cali, Colombia 1st-Brazil; 2nd-USA; 3rd-Cuba; 4th-Mexico; 5th-Canada; 6th-Ecuador; 7th-Colombia.
1967 Winnipeg, Canada 1st-Brazil; 2nd-USA; 3rd-Canada; 4th-Mexico; 5th-Cuba.
1963 Sao Paulo, Brazil 1st-USA; 2nd-Brazil; 3rd-Chile; 4th-Canada.
1959 Chicago, Illinois 1st-USA; 2nd-Brazil; 3rd-Chile; 4th-Canada; 5th-Mexico.
1955 Mexico City, Mexico 1st-USA; 2nd-Chile; 3rd-Brazil; 4th-Mexico; 5th-Canada.