Diana Taurasi

Basketball

Name: Diana Taurasi
Sport: Basketball
Position: Guard
Height: 6-0
Weight: 155
DOB: 6/11/1982
Birthplace: Glendale, Calif.
Hometown: Chino, Calif.
High School: Chino High School (Chino, Calif.) '00
College: University of Connecticut '04, Sociology
Team/Club: Phoenix Mercury
Coach(es): Sandy Brondello
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012); three-time Olympic medalist (3 golds)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, nominated
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold
  • One of few players to have earned an Olympic gold medal, world championship gold medal, WNBA title and NCAA title
  • Owns the U.S. Olympic record for most 3-point field goals made (8), a feat she accomplished three times in each of her Olympic appearances (2004, 2008, 2012)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2006, 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 3 (2 golds, 1 bronze)
  • Gold: 2010, 2014
  • Bronze: 2006
  • 2010 All-FIBA World Championship Team
Personal: Daughter of Mario Taurasi, who was born in Italy and raised in Argentina, and Liliana Taurasi, a native Argentinian...Has one older sister, Jessika...Family moved to southern California before she was born...Father, Mario, played professional soccer as a goalie...Speaks Spanish.

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