It has been more than 20 years since Brookline native Suzie McConnell-Serio won two medals in women's basketball, but she remembers it like it was yesterday.
Ahead of the London games, she sat down with Channel 11's Alby Oxenreiter.
"The feeling I had is one that you wish every athlete could experience," McConnell-Serio recalled. "I don't think that there's a greater moment."
The former high school and Penn State star played and coached in the WNBA, but says the Olympics are at the top of her list of basketball memories.
"I remember it like it was yesterday," she said. "We jumped on top of each other knowing that we had just won the gold medal game.
"I got tears in my eyes standing on that platform, hearing our national anthem. (It) took on a whole new meaning. ... When you're representing your country, there's just a sense of pride. It's an unbelievable experience."
These days, McConnell-Serio is the head women's basketball coach at Duquesne. She still holds the NCAA record for career assists.
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