United States women's national basketball team

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United States
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FIBA ranking1 Steady (October 1, 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, 2022)
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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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

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, having won nine out of the eleven Olympic tournaments it has entered. It has also won eight of the last ten World Cups (including the last four), and eleven titles overall. The team is currently ranked first in the FIBA World Rankings.

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 record[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.[5]

United States women's national basketball team - 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
G 4 Jewell Loyd 28 – (1993-10-05)5 October 1993 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Seattle Storm United States
G 5 Kelsey Plum 27 – (1994-09-24)24 September 1994 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Las Vegas Aces United States
G 6 Sabrina Ionescu 24 – (1997-12-06)6 December 1997 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) New York Liberty United States
G 7 Ariel Atkins 31 – (1991-07-30)30 July 1991 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Washington Mystics United States
G 8 Chelsea Gray 29 – (1992-10-08)8 October 1992 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Las Vegas Aces United States
F 9 A'ja Wilson 26 – (1996-08-08)8 August 1996 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Las Vegas Aces United States
PF 10 Breanna Stewart (C) 28 – (1994-08-27)27 August 1994 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Seattle Storm United States
F 11 Kahleah Copper 28 – (1994-08-28)28 August 1994 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Chicago Sky United States
PF 12 Alyssa Thomas 30 – (1992-04-12)12 April 1992 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Connecticut Sun United States
C 13 Shakira Austin 22 – (2000-07-25)25 July 2000 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Washington Mystics United States
G 14 Betnijah Laney 28 – (1993-10-29)29 October 1993 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) New York Liberty United States
C 15 Brionna Jones 26 – (1995-12-18)18 December 1995 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Phoenix Mercury United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 2022

Past rosters[edit]

Records[edit]

Olympic[edit]

Players medal leaders[edit]

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

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5
Diana Taurasi 2004–2020 Gold medal.svg Gold medal.svg Gold medal.svg Gold medal.svg

Gold medal.svg

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

Coaching staff[edit]

List of head coaches[edit]
Olympic records[edit]
Manager United States career Coached Won Lost Win % Honors
Dawn Staley 2020 6 6 0 100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 2020
Geno Auriemma 2012, 2016 16 16 0 100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal.svg 2 Gold medals: Olympic Games (2012, 2016)
Tara VanDerveer 1996 8 8 0 100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 1996
Nell Fortner 2000 8 8 0 100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 2000
Van Chancellor 2004 8 8 0 100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 2004
Anne Donovan 2008 8 8 0 100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 2008
Pat Summitt 1984 6 6 0 100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 1984
Kay Yow 1988 5 5 0 100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 1988
Billie Moore 1976 5 3 2 60 Silver medal.svg Silver medal: Olympic Games 1976
Theresa Grentz 1992 5 4 1 80 Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal: Olympic Games 1992

Statistics[edit]

All-time results[edit]

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 Cup[edit]

All-time results[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. October 1, 2022. Retrieved October 1, 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. ^ "2022 USA Women's World Cup Team Announced". usab.com. USA Basketball. September 19, 2022.
  6. ^ "Team Roster: United States" (PDF). fiba.basketball. September 20, 2022. Retrieved September 20, 2022.

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