US Women’s Basketball Team Dominates at 2016 Rio Olympics

2016 Rio Olympics
2016 Rio Olympics

 

Before Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose became a faculty member at Texas A&M University School of Law, she also worked as a law professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, which she attended on a basketball scholarship. While at Arlington, Mary Margaret Penrose also served one year as a graduate assistant coach for the women’s basketball team.

Recently, the U.S. women’s basketball team lived up to expectations and dominated the competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The team won its sixth consecutive gold medal in the final game against Spain with a score of 101-72. The U.S. women’s team hasn’t lost a game in the Olympics since 1992.

Diana Taurasi, Tamika Catchings, and Sue Bird now have a total of four gold medals. Maya Moore, who won her second gold medal, was noted for her strong play in a key game whose outcome looked questionable at one point.

U.S. coach Geno Auriemma said that the team played basketball at an extremely high level. He also said that it wasn’t as easy as it looked, especially in the games against France and Spain. “It was obviously an incredible tournament for us, from the very first game that we played until today,” said Auriemma after the game. He also acknowledged that the ultimate win was a result of the coaching the players got as college players in the U.S. as well as their tremendous commitment to winning gold medals.

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