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United States women's national basketball team

The USA Basketball Women's National Team,[2] commonly known as the United States Women's National Basketball Team, is governed by USA Basketball and competes in FIBA Americas. The team is by far the most successful in international women's basketball, winning eight out of ten Olympic tournaments it had entered. It also won eight of the last eleven World Cups (including the last three), and ten titles overall. The team is currently ranked first in the FIBA World Rankings.

United States United States
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FIBA ranking1 Steady (November 8, 2019)[1]
FIBA zoneFIBA Americas
National federationUSA Basketball
CoachDawn Staley
Nickname(s)Team USA
USBWNT
Olympic Games
Appearances10
MedalsGold Gold: (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Silver Silver: (1976)
Bronze Bronze: (1992)
FIBA World Cup
Appearances17
MedalsGold Gold: (1953, 1957, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014, 2018)
Silver Silver: (1983)
Bronze Bronze: (1994, 2006)
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Away

In 2016, it was named the USA Basketball Team of the Year for a record sixth time (having been previously honored in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012). It was also named the USOC Team of the Year in 1996.[3]

The team is one of the most dominant in all Olympic sports, with a 66–3 record in Olympic play (no Olympic losses since 1992, none since 2006), and a record six consecutive titles. Should they win their seventh championship in a row in 2020, they will tie the US men’s basketball team (1936–1968, their winning streak) for the most consecutive Olympic team victories in all Olympic sports, men or women.[4]

Competitive recordEdit

TeamEdit

Current RosterEdit

The following is the United States roster for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.

United States women's national basketball team – 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Loyd, Jewell 24 – (1993-10-05)5 October 1993 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Seattle Storm  
G 5 Plum, Kelsey 24 – (1994-08-24)24 August 1994 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Las Vegas Aces  
G 6 Bird, Sue 37 – (1980-10-16)16 October 1980 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Seattle Storm  
G 7 Clarendon, Layshia 27 – (1991-05-02)2 May 1991 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Connecticut Sun  
F 8 Tuck, Morgan 24 – (1994-04-30)30 April 1994 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Connecticut Sun  
F 9 Wilson, A'ja 22 – (1996-08-08)8 August 1996 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Las Vegas Aces  
F/C 10 Stewart, Breanna 24 – (1994-08-27)27 August 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Seattle Storm  
F 11 Delle Donne, Elena 29 – (1989-09-05)5 September 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Washington Mystics  
G 12 Taurasi, Diana 36 – (1982-06-11)11 June 1982 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Phoenix Mercury  
F 13 Ogwumike, Nneka 28 – (1990-07-02)2 July 1990 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Los Angeles Sparks  
C 14 Charles, Tina 29 – (1988-12-05)5 December 1988 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) New York Liberty  
C 15 Griner, Brittney 27 – (1990-10-18)18 October 1990 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Phoenix Mercury  
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Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 2018

Past rostersEdit

RecordsEdit

OlympicEdit

Players medal leadersEdit

Player United States career Gold Silver Bronze Total (min. 3 medals)
Teresa Edwards 1984–2000        5
Lisa Leslie 1996–2008      4
Sue Bird 2004–2016      4
Tamika Catchings 2004–2016      4
Diana Taurasi 2004–2016      4
Sheryl Swoopes 1996–2004     3
Dawn Staley 1996–2004     3
Katie Smith 2000–2008     3
Seimone Augustus 2008–2016     3
Sylvia Fowles 2008–2016     3
Katrina McClain 1988–1996      3

Coaching staffEdit

Manager United States career Coached Won Lost Win % Honors
Geno Auriemma 2012–2016 16 16 0 100    2 Gold medals: Olympic Games (2012, 2016)
Tara VanDerveer 1996 8 8 0 100   Gold medal: Olympic Games 1996
Nell Fortner 2000 8 8 0 100   Gold medal: Olympic Games 2000
Van Chancellor 2004 8 8 0 100   Gold medal: Olympic Games 2004
Anne Donovan 2008 8 8 0 100   Gold medal: Olympic Games 2008
Pat Summitt 1984 6 6 0 100   Gold medal: Olympic Games 1984
Kay Yow 1988 5 5 0 100   Gold medal: Olympic Games 1988
Billie Moore 1976 5 3 2 60   Silver medal: Olympic Games 1976
Theresa Grentz 1992 5 4 1 80   Bronze medal: Olympic Games 1992

StatisticsEdit

All-time resultsEdit

Opponents Played Won Lost % Won Biggest victory Biggest defeat
  Angola 1 1 0 100% +52 (90:38) -
  Australia 7 7 0 100% +34 (81:47) -
  Brazil 1 1 0 100% +24 (111:87) -
  Bulgaria 1 1 0 100% +16 (95:79) -
  Canada 4 4 0 100% +43 (91:48) -
  China 7 7 0 100% +48 (114:66) -
  Croatia 1 1 0 100% +25 (81:56) -
  Cuba 3 3 0 100% +29 (90:61) -
  Czechoslovakia 3 3 0 100% +60 (115:55) -
  Czech Republic 3 3 0 100% +40 (97:57) -
  France 2 2 0 100% +36 (86:50) -
  Greece 1 1 0 100% +30 (102:72) -
  Japan 3 2 1 66.6% +46 (110:64) -13 (71:84)
  Mali 1 1 0 100% +56 (97:41) -
  New Zealand 3 3 0 100% +52 (99:47) -
  Poland 1 1 0 100% +19 (76:57) -
  Russia 3 3 0 100% +15 (67:52) -
  Senegal 1 1 0 100% +65 (121:56) -
  Serbia 1 1 0 100% +26 (110:84) -
  Slovakia 1 1 0 100% +15 (58:43) -
  South Korea 7 7 0 100% +54 (104:50) -
  Soviet Union 2 1 1 50% +14 (102:88) -35 (77:112)
  Spain 5 5 0 100% +55 (114:59) -
  Turkey 1 1 0 100% +31 (89:58) -
  Ukraine 1 1 0 100% +33 (98:65) -
  Unified Team 1 0 1 0% - -6 (73:79)
  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 100% +28 (83:55) -
  Zaire 1 1 0 100% +60 (107:47) -
Total 69 66 3 95.66%

World CupEdit

All-time resultsEdit

Opponents Played Won Lost % Won Biggest victory Biggest defeat
  Angola 1 1 0 100% +75 (119:44) -
  Argentina 3 3 0 100% +25 (64:39) -
  Australia 10 10 0 100% +18 (88:70) -
  Belarus 1 1 0 100% +46 (107:61) -
  Brazil 9 6 3 66.6% +40 (99:59) -12 (44:56)
  Bulgaria 5 2 3 40% +22 (99:77) -28 (40:68)
  Canada 7 6 1 85.7% +41 (87:46) -6 (68:74)
  Chile 2 2 0 100% +29 (76:47) -
  China 5 5 0 100% +47 (119:72) -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. November 8, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "USA Basketball Women's National Team". USA Basketball.
  3. ^ "USA Basketball Annual Awards". USA Basketball.
  4. ^ https://www.usab.com/womens/national-team.aspx

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