USA Basketball Women's National Team Features

2012 Quote Sheets & Photo Galleries

2012 Features ...

  USA Men's And Women's National Teams Arrive In Manchester
After recording a pair of exhibition wins against their Brazilian counterparts on July 16 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C, as well as meeting President Barack Obama, the 2012 USA Basketball Men's and Women's National Teams departed the nation's capitol and arrived in Manchester, England on Tuesday afternoon. Story

USA Women Look Forward To Exhibition Game Against Brazil
After wrapping up just its second practice of this summer at American University in Washington, D.C., on July 15, the 2012 USA Basketball Women's National Team is headed into a game day. The USA women will tip off against Brazil at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) on July 16 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., followed by the USA Men's National Team against the Brazil men at 8 p.m. (EDT). Story

 
  USA National Team Kicks-Off Training Camp
Gathering in Washington, D.C., from their respective WNBA teams throughout the country, the 2012 USA Basketball Women's National Team kicked off its pre-Olympic training camp today with its first practice at American University. Story
USA Basketball Teams Honor Troops With Clinic, Open Practice
One day after arriving in the nation's capital, the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team took its practice to the D.C. Armory to honor America’s service members on Saturday afternoon. Story
 
  Swin Cash is on a Mission
Most people would be happy to boast of even a smidgen of Swin Cash’s athletic resume. She has one Olympic gold medal, one FIBA World Championship gold medal, three WNBA titles and a pair of NCAA championships, including 2002 when she was named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. Story

 

2011 Features ...

  • Tina Charles checks in from Hungary (10/9/11)
  • Brittney Griner checks in from Hungary (10/9/11)
  • Sophia Young checks in from the Czech Republic (10/7/11)
  • Asjha Jones checks in from the Czech Republic (10/7/11)
  • Danielle Robinson checks in from Spain (10/5/11)
  • Cappie Pondexter Checks in From Spain (10/4/11)
  • Photo Gallery: USA National Team enjoys the mud baths in Italy (10/2/11)
  • Renee Montgomery checks in from Italy (9/29/11)
  • Swin Cash checks in from Italy (9/28/11)
  • USA Team Photo Gallery (9/28/11)
2010 USA National Team Quotes, Photos & Videos

2010 Features ...

Ten Years Later: Teresa Edwards
Most people do not know what it feels like to be a world-class athlete and make it to the Olympic Games.

"Just imagine when you’ve played and represented your country so many times. Understand the scale of things of that magnitude – just being at the top and being a part of something that is the best in the world,” said basketball legend Teresa Edwards. More...

USA, WNBA & Dupree
Candice Dupree had an impressive WNBA season in 2010. Starting in all 34 games played, Dupree averaged 15.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while shooting 66.4 percent from the field and 93.6 percent from the free throw line to help the Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA Western Conference Finals. More...

Renee Montgomery Returns To XL Center In Red, White And Blue
When Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun) takes the floor with the USA Basketball Women's National Team on Friday, Sept. 10 against Australia and Sunday, Sept. 12 against Spain at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., it will be a familiar sight for Connecticut basketball fans. More...

No Pain Jayne
For the first time since winter, Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars) is going full-tilt in practice, and she describes that feeling in one word: ‘Fun.’ More...

Working Hard(ing)
In the rafters at Cy-Fair High School in Texas hangs the high school jersey of 2009-12 USA Basketball Women's National Team member Lindsey Harding (Washington Mystics). More...

12 in '12: U.S. Women's Basketball Team
The 12 in ’12 series celebrates the fact that the London 2012 Olympic Games are less than two years away. The series previews 12 athletes who have proven themselves as true competitors in past Games and look to win medals for the USA in London. More...

USA National & USA Select Teams Cap Successful Training With Open Scrimmage
Video, Quotes & Recap of the scrimmage. More...

Future Connecticut Sun Forward Kelsey Griffin Makes USA Debut In Hartford
Any basketball fan who hadn't heard of Kelsey Griffin prior to 2009-10 certainly knew who she was by the time March Madness rolled around. More...

Injured But Not Forgotten, Jayne Appel Remains USA National Team Hopeful
Jayne Appel may be watching the 2010 USA Women's National Team Spring training camp from the sideline this week in Hartford and Storrs, Conn., but the 6-4 center is speaking volumes about her commitment to USA Basketball. More...

Women's Final Four Teams Peppered with USA Basketball Flavor
Including University of Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma of UConn, who will guide the USA Basketball National Teams through 2012, and Stanford University head coach Tara VanDerveer, who served as head coach for the historic 1995-96 USA Basketball Women's National Team that compiled an overall 60-0 slate and captured the 1996 Olympic gold medal, the 2010 women's NCAA Final Four field features a total of 26 USA Basketball connections. More...

USA Takes Double Gold: A Look Back at the Summer of '86
Prior to the 2010 World Championships, USA men's and women's teams have captured 'double gold' in the same World Championship year only once. Part 1 || Part 2

1953 & 1957 Pioneers Set the USA Gold Standard
Before there were T and Tree, Lisa and Dawn, Dee and Sue, there were a host of pioneers who laid the groundwork for USA Basketball in international hoops. Alberta Cox, Joan Crawford, Katherine Washington, Nera White - names few outside of the die-hard women's basketball world would know. Part 1 || Part 2

2009 Features ...

USA National Team: Wrapping up Training Camp, Previewing the Russia Trip
Just because the USA Basketball Women's National Team is en route to Siberia doesn't mean we're going to leave you high and dry with nothing to nibble on. We sat down with a few players after the team wrapped up its final practice in D.C. to find out what they thought of the training camp and their thoughts on the upcoming Russia tournament. More...

Fans Enjoy USA National Team Showcase
The USA Basketball Women's National Team hosted the 2009 USA Fall Showcase at American University's Bender Arena this afternoon. The day included drills, a short scrimmage, a Q&A with USA head coach Geno Auriemma and an autograph session. More...

USA National Team Returns To Walter Reed
The USA Basketball Women's National Team returned to Walter Reed Army Medical Clinic on Saturday afternoon to host an open practice and clinic for members of the military and their families. Tomorrow the team will open another practice in the 2009 USA Basketball Fall Showcase at American University's Bender Arena. More... // Photo Gallery

2009 USA National Team Training Camp Continues
On the third day of practice, the USA team, which upped its talent level with the addition of Candace Parker, continued to improve and gel as a team. The coaching staff kept pushing the team to get better, called players out for both good and bad plays and the practice had an overall good vibe. USA Basketball.com chatted with a few of the athletes following practice to find out what they thought of the training camp after three practice sessions. More...

Hoops for Troops: The USA National Team Visits Walter Reed
Following today's practice, the USA Basketball Women's National Team had an opportunity to visit with some of the wounded soldiers recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After a briefing from a member of the United Service Organizations, better known as the USO, the team broke up into small groups of 4-5 and visited troops in their hospital rooms. More...

USA Basketball Women's National Team Opens Training In D.C.
The USA Basketball Women's National Team opened its six-day training camp Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The 2009 USA National Team's fall training camp roster lists 19 athletes, including six Olympic gold medalists and five members of the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women's National Team, will be attending the training camp. More...

USA Women's National Team Gets Started
The road to the Czech Republic and the 2010 World Championship started today in Washington, D.C. For now, fans can only peek in through photos. However, Sunday's USA National Team Fall Showcase will open the practice doors to the public More...