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United States women's national basketball team

The USA Basketball Women's National Team,[1] 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 dominant in international women's basketball, winning eight out of ten Olympic tournaments it had entered. It also won seven of the last ten World Cups, and nine titles overall. The team is currently ranked first in the FIBA World Rankings.

 United States
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FIBA ranking1 Steady (August 27, 2018)
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)

Following the team’s sixth consecutive Olympic victory, it was named USA Basketball Team of the Year for a record sixth time (having been previously named in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012). It was also named the USOC Team of the Year in 1996.[2]

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Competitive recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games record Olympic Games qualification record Manager(s)
Year Round Position Pld W L PF PA PD Pld W L PF PA PD
  1976 Runners-up 2nd of 6 5 3 2 415 417 −2 5 5 0 400 330 +70 Moore
  1980 withdrew 7 6 1 632 508 +124 Gunter
  1984 Champions 1st of 6 6 6 0 516 320 +196 Summitt
  1988 Champions 1st of 8 5 5 0 461 392 +69 Yow
  1992 Third place 3rd of 8 5 4 1 479 334 +145 Grentz
  1996 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 819 590 +229 VanDerveer
  2000 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 648 474 +174 Fortner
  2004 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 672 482 +190 Chancellor
  2008 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 754 453 +301 5[3] 5 0 490 287 +203 Donovan
  2012 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 725 450 +275 Auriemma
  2016 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 817 519 +298
  2020 Qualified
Total 8 titles 11/12 69 66 3 6306 4431 +1875 17 16 1 1522 1125 +397

FIBA World CupEdit

FIBA World Cup record FIBA World Cup qualification record Manager(s)
Year Round Position Pld W L PF PA PD Pld W L PF PA PD
  1953 Champions 1st of 10 6 5 1 248 183 +65 Head
  1957 Champions 1st of 12 9 8 1 555 409 +146
  1959 withdrew
  1964 Fourth place 4th of 13 9 5 4 411 422 −11 Redin
  1967 Eleventh place 11th of 11 6 1 5 251 347 −96 Cox
  1971 Eighth place 8th of 13 8 6 2 534 470 +64
  1975 Eighth place 8th of 13 7 4 3 540 425 +115 Rush
  1979 Champions 1st of 12 6 5 1 463 402 +61 Summitt
  1983 Runners-up 2nd of 14 8 6 2 731 593 +138 Summitt
  1986 Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0 637 447 +190 Yow
  1990 Champions 1st of 16 8 8 0 729 507 +222 7[4] 3 4 590 511 +79 Vivian Stringer, Grentz[5]
  1994 Third place 3rd of 16 8 7 1 793 618 +175 7[6] 6 1 657 502 +155 VanDerveer
  1998 Champions 1st of 16 9 9 0 757 586 +171 6*[7] 4* 2 447* 397* +50* Fortner
  2002 Champions 1st of 16 9 9 0 797 493 +304 Chancellor
  2006 Third place 3rd of 16 9 8 1 774 529 +245 Donovan
  2010 Champions 1st of 16 9 9 0 866 550 +316 Auriemma
  2014 Champions 1st of 16 6 6 0 553 380 +173
  2018 Champions 1st of 16 6 6 0 588 470 +72 Staley
Total 10 titles 17/18 130 109 20 7227 7531 +2350 20 13 7 1694 1410 284
*Includes a 2–0 win over the Dominican Republic by a forfeit.

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.[8]


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  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USA Basketball Women's National Team". USA Basketball.
  2. ^ "USA Basketball Annual Awards". USA Basketball.
  3. ^ 2007 FIBA Americas Championship served as a continental qualifier for the 2008 Olympics. The U.S. was represented by senior team and won the tournament, clinching berth in the 2008 Olympics.
  4. ^ 1989 FIBA Americas Championship served as a continental qualifier for the 1990 World Championship. The U.S. was represented by a second-tier team and placed fourth, clinching berth in the 1990 World Championship.
  5. ^ Vivian Stringer coached the qualifying team; Grentz coached the senior team.
  6. ^ 1993 FIBA Americas Championship served as a continental qualifier for the 1994 World Championship. The U.S. was represented by a senior "B team" and won the tournament, clinching berth in the 1994 World Championship.
  7. ^ 1997 FIBA Americas Championship served as a continental qualifier for the 1998 World Championship. The U.S. was represented by a senior "B team" and placed second, clinching berth in the 1998 World Championship.
  8. ^ 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster

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