Name: Diana Taurasi
Position: Guard
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 5x5
Height: 6-0
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
  • Five-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020); five-time Olympic medalist (5 golds)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Olympic Games London 2012, gold
  • Olympic Games Beijing 2008, gold
  • Olympic Games Athens 2004, gold
  • One of 11 players to have earned an Olympic gold medal, FIBA World Cup gold medal, WNBA title and NCAA title
  • Owns U.S. Olympic single-game records for 3-pointers made (6) and attempted (10), both of which came against Serbia in 2016
  • Hit a perfect 15-of-15 from the line at the 2008 Olympics, which trails just Juliene Simpson’s 16-of-16 in 1976 in the U.S. Olympic record book
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 4 (3 golds, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2018; 2014; 2010
  • Bronze – 2006
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 … Married to two-time Olympic silver medalist from Australia, Penny Taylor, and the two have a son, Leo, born in 2018...Four-time USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year...Nicknamed White Mamba by Kobe Bryant.