Gail Marquis

Gail Annette Marquis (born November 18, 1954 in New York City, New York) is an American former basketball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1]

Gail Marquis
Personal information
Full nameGail Annette Marquis
BornNew York City, New York
November 18, 1954 (1954-11-18) (age 67)
Medal record

USA BasketballEdit

Marquis was named to the USA Basketball National Team to represent the US at the 1976 Olympics, the first year that women's basketball would be played at the Olympics. The USA team ended with a record of 3–2, losing to the eventual gold medal champion USSR in the semifinal game, and winning the final game against Czechoslovakia to take home the silver medal.[2]

Marquis remained on the National team in the subsequent year as the team competed in the 1977 World University Games. After winning the opening game against Germany, Marquis had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the USA team defeat Mexico. Marquis scored 16 points in a close game against Romania, which USA team won 76–73. The USSR team was too strong for the USA team, winning twice against the USA team, including the gold medal game. The USA team captured the silver medal. Marquis was the third leading scorer on the team, averaging 12.0 points per game and the second leading rebounder, with 7.0 per game.[3]

After basketballEdit

Following her basketball career, Gail Marquis went on to become a Wall Street executive. In 2011, she married Audrey Smaltz.[4] Her life story is chronicled in a 2016 University of Phoenix commercial.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gail Marquis". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Games of the XXIst Olympiad -- 1976". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ninth World University Games -- 1977". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Gail Marquis and Audrey Smaltz". New York Times. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "University of Phoenix Celebrates Alumna and World Champion Gail Marquis". University of Phoenix. Retrieved October 29, 2016.