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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

Class of 2009

  • Two-time Olympian (gold in 1988, bronze in 1992) and two-time National Champion at University of Southern California (1983, 1984)
  • Four-time WNBA Champion with the Houston Comets (1997-2000); four-time WNBA finals MVP and two-time WNBA MVP (1997 and 1998)
  • 1998, 1999, 2000 Women’s Professional Basketball ESPY Award Winner
  • Tallied an overall record of 114-15 in her four seasons at USC
  • The first WNBA player to reach 500, 1000, 2000, and 2500 points
  • 1998 Team Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation
  • Named to the WNBA All-Decade Team
  • Legends of Basketball (NBA Retired Players Association) WNBA Player of the Decade in 2006
  • Currently the head coach of Prairie View A&M University