Born in Washington, D.C., Currie went to high school at the Bullis School in Potomac, MD, where she was a Gatorade All-American. Currie attended Duke University where she became an All-American. Throughout her college career, she scored over 1,500 points. She was the third overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft.
Currie was named to the USA Women's U19 team which represented the USA in the 2001 U19 World's Championship, held in Brno, Czech Republic in July 2001. Currie scored 3.2 points per game, and helped the USA team to a 6–1 record and the bronze medal.
Currie also played on the team presenting the USA at the 2005 World University Games held in Izmir, Turkey. The team won all seven games to earn the gold medal. Currie scored 8.9 points per game.