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 nine out of eleven 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 (February 15, 2022)[1]
FIBA zoneFIBA Americas
National federationUSA Basketball
CoachCheryl Reeve
Nickname(s)Team USA
USBWNT
Olympic Games
Appearances11
MedalsGold Gold: (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
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)
FIBA AmeriCup
Appearances6
MedalsGold medal america.svg Gold (1993, 2007, 2019, 2021)
Silver medal america.svg Silver (1997)
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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 70–3 record in Olympic play, and a record seven consecutive titles. They have no Olympic losses since 1992, no losses in any tournament since 2006, and their gold medal in 2021 tied the US men's basketball team's record (1936–1968) for the most consecutive Olympic team victories in all Olympic sports.[4]

Competitive recordEdit

TeamEdit

2020 Olympic rosterEdit

The roster was announced on 21 June 2021.[5]

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G 4 Jewell Loyd 27 – (1993-10-05)5 October 1993 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Seattle Storm  
G 5 Skylar Diggins-Smith 30 – (1990-08-02)2 August 1990 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Phoenix Mercury  
G 6 Sue Bird 40 – (1980-10-16)16 October 1980 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Seattle Storm  
G 7 Ariel Atkins 24 – (1996-07-30)30 July 1996 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Washington Mystics  
SG 8 Chelsea Gray 28 – (1992-10-08)8 October 1992 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Las Vegas Aces  
F 9 A'ja Wilson 24 – (1996-08-08)8 August 1996 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Las Vegas Aces  
PF 10 Breanna Stewart 26 – (1994-08-27)27 August 1994 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Seattle Storm  
SF 11 Napheesa Collier 24 – (1996-09-23)23 September 1996 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Minnesota Lynx  
SG 12 Diana Taurasi 39 – (1982-06-11)11 June 1982 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Phoenix Mercury  
C 13 Sylvia Fowles 35 – (1985-10-06)6 October 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Minnesota Lynx  
C 14 Tina Charles 32 – (1988-12-05)5 December 1988 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Washington Mystics  
C 15 Brittney Griner 30 – (1990-10-18)18 October 1990 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Phoenix Mercury  
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Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 July 2021

Past rostersEdit

RecordsEdit

OlympicEdit

Players medal leadersEdit

Player United States career Gold Silver Bronze Total (min. 3 medals)
Sue Bird 2004–2020        

 

5
Diana Taurasi 2004–2020        

 

5
Teresa Edwards 1984–2000           5
Lisa Leslie 1996–2008         4
Tamika Catchings 2004–2016         4
Sylvia Fowles 2008–2020         4
Sheryl Swoopes 1996–2004       3
Dawn Staley 1996–2004       3
Katie Smith 2000–2008       3
Seimone Augustus 2008–2016       3
Tina Charles 2012-2020       3
Katrina McClain 1988–1996       3

Coaching staffEdit

List of head coachesEdit
Olympic recordsEdit
Manager United States career Coached Won Lost Win % Honors
Dawn Staley 2020 6 6 0 100   Gold medal: Olympic Games 2020
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. February 15, 2022. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "USA Basketball Women's National Team". USA Basketball.
  3. ^ "USA Basketball Annual Awards". USA Basketball.
  4. ^ "USA Basketball Women's National Team: Tokyo 2020". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 19, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "2020 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team Unveiled". USA Basketball. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  6. ^ "Team Roster United States" (PDF). olympics.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 27, 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2021.

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