United States women's national basketball team

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FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation USA Basketball
Coach Cheryl Reeve
Nickname(s)Team USA
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Olympic Games
Appearances11
MedalsGold medal.svgGold: (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020)
Silver medal.svgSilver: (1976)
Bronze medal.svgBronze: (1992)
FIBA World Cup
Appearances17
MedalsGold medal world centered-2.svgGold: (1953, 1957, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022)
Silver medal world centered-2.svgSilver: (1983)
Bronze medal world centered-2.svgBronze: (1994, 2006)
FIBA AmeriCup
Appearances6
Medals Gold medal america.svg Gold (1993, 2007, 2019, 2021)
Silver medal america.svg Silver (1997)
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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.

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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 record

Team

Current roster

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
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClub
G 4 Jewell Loyd 28 – (1993-10-05)5 October 19931.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Seattle Storm Flag of the United States.svg
G 5 Kelsey Plum 27 – (1994-09-24)24 September 19941.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Las Vegas Aces Flag of the United States.svg
G 6 Sabrina Ionescu 24 – (1997-12-06)6 December 19971.80 m (5 ft 11 in) New York Liberty Flag of the United States.svg
G 7 Ariel Atkins 31 – (1991-07-30)30 July 19911.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Washington Mystics Flag of the United States.svg
G 8 Chelsea Gray 29 – (1992-10-08)8 October 19921.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Las Vegas Aces Flag of the United States.svg
F 9 A'ja Wilson 26 – (1996-08-08)8 August 19961.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Las Vegas Aces Flag of the United States.svg
PF 10 Breanna Stewart  (C)28 – (1994-08-27)27 August 19941.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Seattle Storm Flag of the United States.svg
F 11 Kahleah Copper 28 – (1994-08-28)28 August 19941.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Chicago Sky Flag of the United States.svg
PF 12 Alyssa Thomas 30 – (1992-04-12)12 April 19921.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Connecticut Sun Flag of the United States.svg
C 13 Shakira Austin 22 – (2000-07-25)25 July 20001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Washington Mystics Flag of the United States.svg
G 14 Betnijah Laney 28 – (1993-10-29)29 October 19931.83 m (6 ft 0 in) New York Liberty Flag of the United States.svg
C 15 Brionna Jones 26 – (1995-12-18)18 December 19951.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Phoenix Mercury Flag of the United States.svg
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

Records

Olympic

Players medal leaders

PlayerUnited States careerGoldSilverBronzeTotal (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

List of head coaches
Olympic records
ManagerUnited States careerCoachedWonLostWin %Honors
Dawn Staley 2020660100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 2020
Geno Auriemma 2012, 201616160100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal.svg 2 Gold medals: Olympic Games (2012, 2016)
Tara VanDerveer 1996880100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 1996
Nell Fortner 2000880100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 2000
Van Chancellor 2004880100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 2004
Anne Donovan 2008880100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 2008
Pat Summitt 1984660100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 1984
Kay Yow 1988550100 Gold medal.svg Gold medal: Olympic Games 1988
Billie Moore 197653260 Silver medal.svg Silver medal: Olympic Games 1976
Theresa Grentz 199254180 Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal: Olympic Games 1992

Statistics

All-time results

OpponentsPlayedWonLost % WonBiggest victoryBiggest defeat
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 110100%+52 (90:38)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 770100%+34 (81:47)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 110100%+24 (111:87)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 110100%+16 (95:79)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 440100%+43 (91:48)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 770100%+48 (114:66)
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 110100%+25 (81:56)
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 330100%+29 (90:61)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 330100%+60 (115:55)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 330100%+40 (97:57)
Flag of France.svg  France 220100%+36 (86:50)
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 110100%+30 (102:72)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 32166.6%+46 (110:64)−13 (71:84)
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali 110100%+56 (97:41)
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 330100%+52 (99:47)
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 110100%+19 (76:57)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 330100%+15 (67:52)
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 110100%+65 (121:56)
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 110100%+26 (110:84)
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 110100%+15 (58:43)
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 770100%+54 (104:50)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 21150%+14 (102:88)−35 (77:112)
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 550100%+55 (114:59)
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 110100%+31 (89:58)
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 110100%+33 (98:65)
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team 1010%−6 (73:79)
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 330100%+28 (83:55)
Flag of Zaire (1971-1997).svg  Zaire 110100%+60 (107:47)
Total6966395.66%

World Cup

All-time results

OpponentsPlayedWonLost % WonBiggest victoryBiggest defeat
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 110100%+75 (119:44)
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 330100%+25 (64:39)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 10100100%+18 (88:70)
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 110100%+46 (107:61)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 96366.6%+40 (99:59)−12 (44:56)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 52340%+22 (99:77)−28 (40:68)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 76185.7%+41 (87:46)−6 (68:74)
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 220100%+29 (76:47)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 550100%+47 (119:72)

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