Paula Goncalves da Silva

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Paula Goncalves da Silva


Class of 2006


• Known as “Magic Paula” in her homeland for the offensive prowess she displayed while playing on Brazilian National Teams for 22 years

• Played on her first national team at the age of 14

• A two-time Olympian, helping Brazil earn a silver medal in 1996 in Atlanta after finishing 7 th in 1992 in Barcelona

• Averaged 22 ppg on Brazilian National Team that captured the gold medal at 1994 World Championships

• Played in six World Championships altogether from 1979 through 1998

• Collected three Pan American Games medals, claiming a gold in 1991, a silver in 1987, and a bronze in 1983

• Played on five teams that won South American Championship titles


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