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First Female Member of the Harlem Globetrotters

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Lynette Woodard Biography

Lynette Woodard was born August 12, 1959, in Wichita, Kansas and is a retired American basketball player who made history by becoming the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters and who tasted success abroad before finally reaching, at age 38, her dream of playing in an American women's professional basketball league.

In 1984, she was a member of the United States' women's basketball team that won the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

In 1985, Woodard made headlines when she became the first woman ever to play with the Globetrotters. The news coverage of this event gave her much attention, and the fact that she travelled to many countries worldwide with the Globetrotters, helped women's professional teams from many different parts of the world take notice

In 1997, she was signed by the Cleveland Rockers of the newly-founded Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The following year, she was selected in an expansion draft by the Detroit Shock. During the WNBA's off-season, she began working as a stockbroker in New York City.

In September 2004, she was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. And in June 2005, she was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee.

 


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Former Globetrotter Lynette Woodard Teaches Kids at Hoops for Hope

Posted on 13 August 2015 | 5:04 pm

Olympic gold medalist and former Globetrotter Lynette Woodard stopped Hoops for Hope, a one day youth basketball clinic, to talk to the kids attending the camp about never giving up on their dreams. This sports camp raises funds and sends all of its proceeds to a rescue home in Kenya called Cindi’s Hope, and a Read More

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