United States women's national basketball team

United States women's national basketball team

United States
FIBA ranking 1 Steady
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation USA Basketball
Coach Geno Auriemma
Olympic Games
Appearances 9
Medals Gold: 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Silver: 1976
Bronze: 1992
World Championships for Women
Appearances 16
Medals Gold: 1953, 1957, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014
Silver: 1983
Bronze:1994, 2006
Americas Championship
Appearances 4
Medals Gold: 1993, 2007
Silver: 1997
Uniforms
Home jersey
Team colours
Home
Away jersey
Team colours
Away

The United States women's national basketball team are the defending Olympic and World champions in women's basketball. The team is composed of some of the top American players in the WNBA and the women's college game.

The team has won seven Olympic gold medals and nine FIBA world championships, and did not lose an international match between 1994 and 2006. However, with longtime leaders Dawn Staley, Lisa Leslie, and Teresa Edwards absent, they lost to Russia in the semifinal of the 2006 world championship, eventually settling for the bronze.

On August 11, 2012, the team won their fifth straight gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, beating France in an 86–50 victory[1] and on October 5, 2014, beat Spain 77-64 in the final of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women for their second consecutive world title.[2]

Contents

  • Gold medals 1
  • Current roster 2
  • Competitive Record 3
    • Olympic Games 3.1
    • FIBA World Championship 3.2
  • Coaches 4
    • Olympics 4.1
    • FIBA World Championships 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Gold medals

In addition, the US team won silver medals at the 1976 Olympics and 1983 world championship, and bronze medals at the 1992 Olympics and 1994 and 2006 world championship.

Current roster

Roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Competitive Record

Olympic Games

Year Round Position Pld W L
1976 Second Place 2nd 5 3 2
1980 1980 Summer Olympics boycott
1984 Champions 1st 6 6 0
1988 Champions 1st 5 5 0
1992 Third Place 3rd 5 4 1
1996 Champions 1st 8 8 0
2000 Champions 1st 8 8 0
2004 Champions 1st 8 8 0
2008 Champions 1st 8 8 0
2012 Champions 1st 8 8 0
Total 7 Titles 9/10 61 58 3

FIBA World Championship

The USA women's national basketball team has competed in the FIBA World Championship for Women since the inaugural event in 1953, except for 1959, when the games were held in Moscow. The results of the competition for the USA team:[3]

Year Round Position Pld W L
1953 Champions 1st 6 5 1
1957 Champions 1st 9 8 1
1959 Did not participate
1964 Fourth Place 4th 9 5 4
1967 11th 6 1 5
1971 8th 8 6 2
1975 8th 7 4 3
1979 Champions 1st 6 5 1
1983 Second Place 2nd 8 6 2
1986 Champions 1st 7 7 0
1990 Champions 1st 8 8 0
1994 Third Place 3rd 8 7 1
1998 Champions 1st 9 9 0
2002 Champions 1st 9 9 0
2006 Third Place 3rd 9 8 1
2010 Champions 1st 9 9 0
2014 Champions 1st 6 6 0
Total 9 Titles 16/17 124 103 21

Coaches

Olympics

Name Position Coached at Year W–L Results
MooreBillie Jean Moore Head Coach Cal State – Fullerton 1976 3–2 Silver
GunterSue Gunter Assistant Coach Stephen F. Austin State (TX) 1976 3–2 Silver
RowlandsJeanne Rowlands Manager/Administrative assistant Northeastern (MA) 1976 3–2 Silver
GunterSue Gunter Head Coach Stephen F. Austin State 1980 DNC  
SummittPat Head Assistant Coach Tennessee 1980 DNC  
PlarskiLea Plarski Manager/Administrative assistant St. Louis C.C.-Florissant Valley (MO) 1980 DNC  
SummittPat Summitt Head Coach Tennessee 1984 6–0 Gold
DarschNancy Darsch Assistant Coach Tennessee 1984 6–0 Gold
GraberBetty Jo Graber Manager/Administrative assistant Weathersford College (TX) 1984 6–0 Gold
Yow, KayKay Yow Assistant Coach North Carolina State 1984 6–0 Gold
Yow, KayKay Yow Head Coach North Carolina State 1988 5–0 Gold
GillBarbara Gill Manager/Administrative assistant Johnson County C.C. (KS) 1988 5–0 Gold
HatchellSylvia Hatchell Assistant Coach North Carolina 1988 5–0 Gold
Yow, SusanSusan Yow Assistant Coach Drake (IA) 1988 5–0 Gold
GrentzTheresa Grentz Head Coach Rutgers 1992 4–1 Bronze
DunnLin Dunn Assistant Coach Purdue (IN) 1992 4–1 Bronze
FosterJim Foster Assistant Coach Vanderbilt (TN) 1992 4–1 Bronze
HargroveLinda Hargrove Assistant Coach Wichita State (KS) 1992 4–1 Bronze
VanDerveerTara VanDerveer Head Coach Stanford 1996 8–0 Gold
BarryCeal Barry Assistant Coach Colorado 1996 8–0 Gold
DarschNancy Darsch Assistant Coach Ohio State 1996 8–0 Gold
WashingtonMarian Washington Assistant Coach Kansas 1996 8–0 Gold
FortnerNell Fortner Head Coach USA Basketball 2000 8–0 Gold
AuriemmaGeno Auriemma Assistant Coach Connecticut 2000 8–0 Gold
GillomPeggy Gillom Assistant Coach Texas A&M 2000 8–0 Gold
ChancellorVan Chancellor Head Coach Houston Comets 2004 8–0 Gold
DonovanAnne Donovan Assistant Coach Seattle Storm 2004 8–0 Gold
GoestenkorsGail Goestenkors Assistant Coach Duke (NC) 2004 8–0 Gold
StringerC. Vivian Stringer Assistant Coach Rutgers 2004 8–0 Gold
DonovanAnne Donovan Head Coach USA Basketball 2008 8–0 Gold
GoestenkorsGail Goestenkors Assistant Coach Duke (NC) 2008 8–0 Gold
StaleyDawn Staley Assistant Coach Temple 2008 8–0 Gold
ThibaultMike Thibault Assistant Coach Connecticut Sun 2008 8–0 Gold
AuriemmaGeno Auriemma Head Coach Connecticut 2012 8–0 Gold
BrunoDoug Bruno Assistant Coach DePaul 2012 8–0 Gold
GillomJennifer Gillom Assistant Coach USA Basketball 2012 8–0 Gold
MeadorsMarynell Meadors Assistant Coach Atlanta Dream 2012 8–0 Gold

FIBA World Championships

First Last Position Coached at Year W–L Results
John Head Head Coach Nashville Business College 1953 5-1 Gold
Tennie McGhee Assistant Coach AAU 1953 4-1 Gold
John Head Head Coach Nashville Business College 1957 8-1 Gold
Tennie McGhee Assistant Coach AAU 1957 6-0 Gold
Harley Redin Head Coach Wayland Baptist College 1964 4-4 Fourth
Ruth Webster Manager/Administrative assistant Topeka, KS 1964 3-3 Fourth
Alberta Cox Head Coach Raytown Piperettes 1967 1-5 Eleventh
Alberta Cox Head Coach Raytown Piperettes 1971 5-3 Eighth
Carolyn Moffatt Assistant Coach Ouachita Baptist (AR) 1971 4-1 Eighth
Mauriece Smith Manager/Administrative assistant Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City 1971 4-1 Eighth
Cathy Rush Head Coach Immaculata College 1975 4-3 Eighth
Billie_Jean Moore Assistant Coach California State-Fullerton 1975 4-3 Eighth
Jeanne Rowlands Manager/Administrative assistant Northeastern (MA) 1975 4-3 Eighth
Pat Head Summitt Head Coach Tennessee 1979 5-1 Gold
Betty_Jo Crumm Assistant Coach Weatherford College (TX) 1979 5-1 Gold
Lea Plarski Manager/Administrative assistant St. Louis C.C.-Florissant Valley (MO) 1979 5-1 Gold
Pat Head Summitt Head Coach Tennessee 1983 6-2 Silver
Kay Yow Head Coach North Carolina State 1986 4-0 Gold
Barbara Gill Manager/Administrative assistant Johnson County C.C. (KS) 1986 7-0 Gold
Sylvia Hatchell Assistant Coach Francis Marion College (SC) 1986 7-0 Gold
Marianne Stanley Assistant Coach Old Dominion (VA) 1986 7-0 Gold
Theresa Grentz Head Coach Rutgers 1990 8-0 Gold
Lin Dunn Assistant Coach Purdue (IN) 1990 8-0 Gold
Jim Foster Assistant Coach Vanderbilt (TN) 1990 8-0 Gold
Linda Hargrove Assistant Coach Wichita State (KS) 1990 8-0 Gold
Tara VanDerveer Head Coach Stanford 1994 7-1 Bronze
Ceal Barry Assistant Coach Colorado 1994 7-1 Bronze
Charlene Curtis Assistant Coach Temple (PA) 1994 7-1 Bronze
Nancy Darsch Assistant Coach Ohio State 1994 7-1 Bronze
Fran Garmon Assistant Coach Texas Christian 1996 6-2 Silver
Phyllis Holmes Manager/Administrative assistant Greenville College (IL) 1996 6-2 Silver
Nell Fortner Head Coach USA Basketball 1998 9-0 Gold
Anne Donovan Assistant Coach Philadelphia Rage 1998 9-0 Gold
Bernadette Mattox Assistant Coach Kentucky 1998 9-0 Gold
Deb Patterson Assistant Coach Kansas State 1998 9-0 Gold
Van Chancellor Head Coach Houston Comets 2002 9-0 Gold
Anne Donovan Assistant Coach Seattle Storm 2002 9-0 Gold
Marianna Freeman Assistant Coach Syracuse (NY) 2002 9-0 Gold
Gail Goestenkors Assistant Coach Duke (NC) 2002 9-0 Gold
Anne Donovan Head Coach Seattle Storm 2006 8-1 Bronze
Gail Goestenkors Assistant Coach Duke (NC) 2006 8-1 Bronze
Dawn Staley Assistant Coach Temple (PA) 2006 8-1 Bronze
Mike Thibault Assistant Coach Connecticut Sun 2006 8-1 Bronze
Geno Auriemma Head Coach Connecticut 2010 9–0 Gold
Doug Bruno Assistant Coach DePaul 2010 9–0 Gold
Jennifer Gillom Assistant Coach Los Angeles Sparks 2010 9–0 Gold
Marynell Meadors Assistant Coach Atlanta Dream 2010 9–0 Gold
Geno Auriemma Head Coach Connecticut 2014 6–0 Gold
Doug Bruno Assistant Coach DePaul 2014 6–0 Gold
Cheryl Reeve Assistant Coach Minnesota Lynx 2014 6–0 Gold
Dawn Staley Assistant Coach South Carolina 2014 6–0 Gold

See also

References

  1. ^ Liz Clarke. "U.S. women win fifth straight Olympic gold in basketball". Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  2. ^ "2014 FIBA World Championship for Women". Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  3. ^ "USA Women's World Championship All-Time Results & Standings". Retrieved 2009-05-17. 

External links

  • Official website
  • FIBA profile