Cindy Noble

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Cindy Noble
Personal information
BornNovember 14, 1958 (1958-11-14) (age 60)
Clarksburg, Ohio
Sign in Clarksburg, Ohio commemorating Cindy Noble's Olympic appearances

Cindy Jo Noble (born November 14, 1958) is an American basketball player who competed for the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1][2] In the 1984 Summer Olympics the U.S. women's basketball team won a gold medal.

Noble was born in Clarksburg, Ohio and attended the University of Tennessee. She is 6 feet, 5 inches tall.

Tennessee statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
1978 Tennessee 30 369 48.5% 75.4% 7.9 NA NA NA 12.3
1979 Tennessee 34 434 58.2% 75.8% 6.2 0.7 1.3 0.5 12.8
1980 Tennessee 38 677 67.9% 79.7% 7.6 0.9 1.6 0.7 17.8
1981 Tennessee 31 452 59.7% 73.8% 7.4 0.7 1.5 1.5 14.6
Career 133 1932 59.0% 76.7% 7.3 0.6 1.1 0.7 14.5

USA Basketball[edit]

Noble was named to the team representing the USA at the 1979 World University Games, held in Mexico City, Mexico. The USA team won all seven games to take the gold medal. The USA team played and beat Cuba twice, the team that had defeated them at the Pan Am games. Noble averaged 7.0 points per game.[4]

Noble was selected to be a member of the team representing the USA at the 1980 Olympics, but the team did not go, due to the 1980 Olympic boycott. The team did go 6–1 in Olympic Qualifying games, with Noble scoring 13.8 points per game, the second most on the team. She led the team in rebounding, with 6.7 per game.[5] In 2007 Noble did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.[6]

Noble was selected to be a member of the team representing the USA at the 1983 Pan American Games held in Caracas, Venezuela. The team won all five games to earn the gold medal for the event. Noble averaged 3.8 points per game.[7]

Noble played for the USA national team in the 1983 World Championships, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The team won six games, but lost two against the Soviet Union. In an opening round game, the USA team had a nine-point lead at halftime, but the Soviets came back to take the lead, and a final shot by the USA failed to drop, leaving the USSR team with a one-point victory 85–84. The USA team won their next four games, setting up the gold medal game against USSR. This game was also close, and was tied at 82 points each with six seconds to go in the game. The Soviets Elena Chausova received the inbound's pass and hit the game winning shot in the final seconds, giving the USSR team the gold medal with a score of 84–82. The USA team earned the silver medal. Noble averaged 3.9 points per game.[8]

In 1984, the USA sent its national team to the 1984 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan, for pre-Olympic practice. The team easily beat each of the eight teams they played, winning by an average of just under 50 points per game. Noble averaged 5.5 points per game.[9]

She continued with the national team to represent the USA at the 1984 Olympics. The team won all six games to claim the gold medal. Noble averaged 8.7 points per game.[10]


  1. ^ "Basketball". The Deseret News. August 8, 1984.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Cindy Noble". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 21, 2015.
  3. ^ "Women's Basketball Finest" (PDF). Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Tenth World University Games -- 1979". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Games of the XXIInd Olympiad -- 1980". USA Basketball. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
  7. ^ "Ninth Pan American Games -- 1983". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Ninth World Championship For Women -- 1983". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "1984 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad -- 1984". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2014.