United States women's national basketball team

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United States United States
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FIBA ranking 1 Steady (28 February 2018)
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation USA Basketball
Coach Dawn Staley
Nickname(s) Team USA
USBWNT
Olympic Games
Appearances 10
Medals Gold Gold: (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Silver Silver: (1976)
Bronze Bronze: (1992)
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 16
Medals Gold Gold: (1953, 1957, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)
Silver Silver: (1983)
Bronze Bronze: (1994, 2006)

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.

In 2016, the team won its sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal with an average margin of victory of 37.2 points per game and was named the 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]

Competitive record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games record Olympic Games qualification record Manager(s)
Year Round Position Pld W L PF PA PD Pld W L PF PA PD
Canada 1976 Runners-up 2nd of 6 5 3 2 415 417 −2 5 5 0 400 330 +70 Moore
Soviet Union 1980 withdrew 7 6 1 632 508 +124 Gunter
United States 1984 Champions 1st of 6 6 6 0 516 320 +196 Summitt
South Korea 1988 Champions 1st of 8 5 5 0 461 392 +69 Yow
Spain 1992 Third place 3rd of 8 5 4 1 479 334 +145 Grentz
United States 1996 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 819 590 +229 VanDerveer
Australia 2000 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 648 474 +174 Fortner
Greece 2004 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 672 482 +190 Chancellor
China 2008 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 754 453 +301 5[3] 5 0 490 287 +203 Donovan
United Kingdom 2012 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 725 450 +275 Auriemma
Brazil 2016 Champions 1st of 12 8 8 0 817 519 +298
Total 8 titles 10/11 69 66 3 6306 4431 +1875 17 16 1 1522 1125 +397

FIBA World Cup[edit]

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
Chile 1953 Champions 1st of 10 6 5 1 248 183 +65 Head
Brazil 1957 Champions 1st of 12 9 8 1 555 409 +146
Soviet Union 1959 withdrew
Peru 1964 Fourth place 4th of 13 9 5 4 411 422 −11 Redin
Czechoslovakia 1967 Eleventh place 11th of 11 6 1 5 251 347 −96 Cox
Brazil 1971 Eighth place 8th of 13 8 6 2 534 470 +64
Colombia 1975 Eighth place 8th of 13 7 4 3 540 425 +115 Rush
South Korea 1979 Champions 1st of 12 6 5 1 463 402 +61 Summitt
Brazil 1983 Runners-up 2nd of 14 8 6 2 731 593 +138 Summitt
Soviet Union 1986 Champions 1st of 12 7 7 0 637 447 +190 Yow
Malaysia 1990 Champions 1st of 16 8 8 0 729 507 +222 7[4] 3 4 590 511 +79 Vivian Stringer, Grentz[5]
Australia 1994 Third place 3rd of 16 8 7 1 793 618 +175 7[6] 6 1 657 502 +155 VanDerveer
Germany 1998 Champions 1st of 16 9 9 0 757 586 +171 6*[7] 4* 2 447* 397* +50* Fortner
China 2002 Champions 1st of 16 9 9 0 797 493 +304 Chancellor
Brazil 2006 Third place 3rd of 16 9 8 1 774 529 +245 Donovan
Czech Republic 2010 Champions 1st of 16 9 9 0 866 550 +316 Auriemma
Turkey 2014 Champions 1st of 16 6 6 gh 0 553 380 +173
Total 9 titles 16/17 124 103 21 9639 7361 +2278 20 13 7 1694 1410 284
*Includes a 2–0 win over the Dominican Republic by a forfeit.

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following was the United States roster for the women's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[8]

United States women's national basketball team – 2016 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Whalen, Lindsay 34 – (1982-05-09)May 9, 1982 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Minnesota Lynx United States
F 5 Augustus, Seimone 32 – (1984-04-30)April 30, 1984 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Minnesota Lynx United States
G 6 Bird, Sue 35 – (1980-10-16)October 16, 1980 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Seattle Storm United States
F 7 Moore, Maya 27 – (1989-06-11)June 11, 1989 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Minnesota Lynx United States
F 8 McCoughtry, Angel 29 – (1986-09-10)September 10, 1986 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Atlanta Dream United States
F/C 9 Stewart, Breanna 21 – (1994-08-27)August 27, 1994 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Seattle Storm United States
F 10 Catchings, Tamika 37 – (1979-07-21)July 21, 1979 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Indiana Fever United States
G/F 11 Delle Donne, Elena 26 – (1989-09-05)September 5, 1989 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Chicago Sky United States
G 12 Taurasi, Diana 34 – (1982-06-11)June 11, 1982 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Phoenix Mercury United States
C 13 Fowles, Sylvia 30 – (1985-10-06)October 6, 1985 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Minnesota Lynx United States
C 14 Charles, Tina 27 – (1988-12-05)December 5, 1988 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) New York Liberty United States
C 15 Griner, Brittney 25 – (1990-10-18)October 18, 1990 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Phoenix Mercury United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on August 6, 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team Roster". USA Basketball. April 27, 2016. 

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