Mia Hamm – 2010 Wooden Cup Winner

Mia HammCareer summary and highlights

  • One of the key players and stars of the 1999 United States National Team which won the title at the 1999 World Cup. She converted a key penalty kick in the United States’ double overtime victory over the Chinese in the championship game.
  • 1994 recipient of the Honda Broderick Cup, the Most Outstanding Female Athlete in all of college sports.
  • 1994 Patterson Medal recipient as the Outstanding Senior Athlete at the University of North Carolina.
  • 1992-93 and 1993-94 recipient of the Mary Garber Award as the Atlantic Coast Conference Female Athlete of the Year
  • Member of U.S. Team which won the Gold Medal at 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Athens, Ga.
  • Unanimous National Player of the Year in 1992 and 1993.
  • Helped lead the Tar Heels to NCAA championships in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993.
  • Carolina posted a record of 92 wins, one loss and two ties in her career.
  • Three-time first-team All-America.
  • Three-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year (1990, 1992, 1993).
  • NCAA Tournament MVP Offense (1992, 1993).
  • ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player (1989, 1992).
  • Led the nation in scoring in 1990, 1992 and 1993.
  • Set UNC record for single-season assists with 33 in 1992.
  • Set NCAA record for single-season scoring with 97 points in 1992.
  • Holds NCAA Tournament career records for scoring (41 points) and goals (16).
  • Member of the U.S. Senior Women’s National Team since 1987.
  • Started for Team USA when it won the first-ever FIFA World Championship, played in China in 1991.
  • Inducted in 1993 into the Order of the Golden Fleece, the highest honorary society at North Carolina.
  • Registered 11 career three-goal games.
  • Holds NCAA Tournament records for goals (six), and points (16) in a single NCAA Tournament.
  • Was the MVP of the 1995 U.S. Cup; led the U.S. Team in scoring in 1995 with 19 goals and 18 assists in 21 games.
  • Has 219 caps with the U.S. National Team. Had scored 129 international goals, the most of all-time, men or women. 

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