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2016 UCONN Olympians

Women's Basketball / USA

Coach Auriemma returns to the U.S. Women's Basketball Olympic Team in 2016 after leading the program to a pair of gold medals in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 London Olympic Games. Having just completed his 31st season as head coach at UConn, Auriemma won his 11th NCAA title and now has an overall coaching record of 955-134 (.877). Since his arrival to Storrs in 1985, he has accumulated 17 Final Four trips, six perfect seasons and 43 conference titles. Among his vast list of accomplishments is the 90-game winning streak, the longest in college basketball history, and his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. The Rio Games will be Auriemma's second stint at the Olympics as head coach of the U.S. National Team.

Women's Basketball / USA

Bird is quickly becoming one of the most accomplished Olympians in the history of U.S. Women's Basketball. Already a three-time gold medal winner at the Olympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012, she looks to earn her fourth in Rio in 2016. She has earned a combined seven Olympic and World Championship medals in her career, tying her with Lisa Leslie. Named National Player of the Year in 2002, Bird won two national titles at UConn (2000, 2002) before being selected No. 1 overall in the WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm, her current team.

Women's Basketball / USA

Since being drafted No. 1 overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun, Charles has been a staple of the U.S. Women's Olympic Basketball Team. She earned gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, as well as the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Championships. In 2009, she was named USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year. A 2010 graduate of UConn, she helped the Huskies win two national titles and was named Associated Press National Player of the Year in 2010.

Women's Basketball / USA

No matter where she has gone, Moore has been a winner. Named to the U.S. National Team in 2010, she has helped Team USA win three gold medal at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Championships (15-0) and the 2012 Olympics (8-0). On March 3, 2010, she was the youngest player named to the 2010-12 U.S. National Team. In 2014, she earned the title of USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year. In four years at UConn, Moore was part of the 90-win streak - the longest in college basketball history. The Huskies went 150-4 (.974) when she was in Storrs, recording two national titles and two nods as National Player of the Year.

Women's Basketball / USA

Stewart is the most recent UConn player to become the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft, being selected by the Seattle Storm in 2016. She earned a gold medal as part of the 2014 USA Basketball World Championship Team. A three-time AP Player of the Year, Stewart helped the Huskies to win four straight NCAA titles and compile a record of 151-5 (.968). She was named NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player on four occasions, becoming the first woman to earn the honor in each season of her collegiate career. Stewart finished her UConn career as the program leader in blocked shots (414) and is second on the all-time scoring list (2,676).

Women's Basketball / USA

A three-time USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year, Taurasi has been one of the most successful Huskies to enter the WNBA. Selected No. 1 overall in the 2004 Draft by the Phoenix Mercury, she has won three WNBA titles (2007, 2009 and 2014) and was named League MVP in 2009. She is a nine-time member of the All-WNBA First Team and six-time league scoring champion. Like former UConn teammate Sue Bird, Taurasi has won gold at three Olympic events (2004, 2008 and 2012) and two FIBA World Championships (2010 and 2014). She is one of nine players to win a World Championship gold medal, Olympic gold medal, NCAA title and WNBA championship. In four years at UConn, the team compiled a 139-8 record and won three NCAA titles. She is a two-time National Player of the Year.

Women's Basketball / Canada

Currently a junior guard at UConn, Nurse was chosen to represent Team Canada in the 2016 Rio Games as announced on July 22. It is her first Olympic appearance, following her second straight NCAA title with the Huskies. In 2016, she was named to the American Athletic Conference Third Team and played in every game for UConn - the only player to appear in every contest. In 2015, she was AAC Freshman of the Year and named to the AAC All-Freshman Team.

Women's Field Hockey / USA

A two-time member of the U.S. Women's Field Hockey Olympic Team, Gonzalez enters her second consecutive Olympic Games this year in Rio after participating in 2012. She is currently a captain for Team USA, following a highly successful career at UConn. A 2011 graduate, Gonzalez was a two-time NFHCA All-America First Team member and earned a pair of Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors. She was chosen as 2010 NFHCA Mideast Region Player of the Year in her senior season. Gonzalez was selected to the U.S. Junior National Camp in 2008, which began her career with Team USA.

Women's Soccer / Canada

Since making her debut with the Canadian youth program in 2002 at the age of 15, Labbé has come a long way for Team Canada. Now in her first Olympics, she has already won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship. She also represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany in 2011 and more recently, helped Canada qualify for the Rio Games with a silver medal finish at the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship. She made her debut for Canada when she was 21 years old on July 27, 2008. As a junior at UConn, she was named to the NSCCA All-Northeast Region First Team after starting in all 22 games and finishing the season with a 14-6-2 record.

Women's Track and Field / Canada

Competing in her second straight Olympic Games, George will compete in the 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay in Rio as a member of the Canadian Track and Field Team. She finished with a personal-best time of 12.65 seconds and placed sixth in the 100m hurdles at the 2012 London Games. At UConn, she was an NCAA Qualifier in the 4x100, as well as an NCAA Regional Qualifier in the 100m hurdles, 200m and 4x100. In her senior season, she was an ECAC Champion and New England Champion in hurdle events.



Head Coach Geno Auriemma, Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi (USA)
Date Opponent / Event Time / Result Coverage
Sunday (Aug.7) Senegal W 121-56 Recap
Monday (Aug. 8) Spain W 103-63 Recap
Wednesday (Aug. 10) Serbia W 110-84 Recap
Friday (Aug. 12) Canada W 81-51 Recap
Sunday (Aug. 14) China W 105-62 Recap
Tuesday (Aug. 16) Japan W 110-64 Recap
Thursday (Aug. 18) France W 86-67 Recap
Saturday (Aug. 20) Spain W 101-72 Recap
Kia Nurse (Canada)
Date Opponent / Event Time / Result Coverage
Saturday (Aug. 6) China W 90-68 -
Monday (Aug. 8) Serbia W 71-67 NBC Olympics
Wednesday (Aug. 10) Senegal W 68-58 4:45 p.m. (ET)
Friday (Aug. 12) United States L 81-51 Recap
Sunday (Aug. 14) Spain L 73-60 NBC Olympics
Tuesday (Aug. 16) Quarterfinals L 68-63 NBCSN/Olympics


Melissa Gonzalez (USA)
Date Opponent / Event Time / Result Coverage
Saturday (Aug. 6) Argentina W 2-1 -
Monday (Aug. 8) Australia W 2-1 -
Wednesday (Aug. 10) Japan W 6-1 NBCSN
Thursday (Aug. 11) India W 4-0 Recap
Saturday (Aug. 13) Great Britain L 2-1 CNBC
Monday (Aug. 15) Germany (Quarterfinals) L 2-1 USA/NBCSN


Stephanie Labbe (Canada)
Date Opponent / Event Time / Result Coverage
Wednesday (Aug. 3) Australia W 2-0 -
Saturday (Aug. 6) Zimbabwe W 3-1 -
Tuesday (Aug. 9) Germany W 2-1 NBC Olympics
Friday (Aug. 12) France W 1-0 CNBC
Tuesday (Aug. 16) Germany L 2-0 NBCSN
Friday (Aug. 19) Brazil (Bronze Medal Game) W 2-1 Recap


Phylicia George (Canada)
Date Opponent / Event Time / Result Coverage
Tuesday (Aug. 16) 100m Hurdles - Round 1 2nd in heat at 12.83 seconds NBC Olympics
Wednesday (Aug. 17) 100m Hurdles - Semifinals 2nd in heat at 12.77 seconds NBC Olympics
Wednesday (Aug. 17) 100m Hurdles - Finals 8th in 12.89 seconds NBC Olympics
Thursday (Aug. 18) 4x100m Relay - Round 1 4th in 42.70 seconds NBC Olympics
Friday (Aug. 19) 4x100m Relay - Finals 7th in 43.15 seconds NBC Olympics


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