Paula Goncalves da Silva

Class of 2006

  • Known as “Magic Paula” in her homeland for the offensive prowess she displayed while playing on Brazilian National Teams for 22 years
  • Played on her first national team at the age of 14
  • A two-time Olympian, helping Brazil earn a silver medal in 1996 in Atlanta after finishing 7 th in 1992 in Barcelona
  • Averaged 22 ppg on Brazilian National Team that captured the gold medal at 1994 World Championships
  • Played in six World Championships altogether from 1979 through 1998
  • Collected three Pan American Games medals, claiming a gold in 1991, a silver in 1987, and a bronze in 1983
  • Played on five teams that won South American Championship titles