Five former Huskies and Geno Auriemma bring home gold medals
Five players recorded double figures in win over the Tigers.
The 49-game winning streak is the third longest in program history.
Records fall and a trophy presented, but lots of work awaits Huskies.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led the Huskies with 21 points
Auriemma and six former Huskies lead the U.S. to an 86-50 win over France in the title game.
Images of former UConn center playing in the 2012 Olympics.
Images of the London Olympics participants with UConn ties.
Women's Basketball at The White House
Tina Charles selected No. 1 overall (Connecticut), Kalana Greene No. 13 overall (New York)
Honored as the winner of the 2010 Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award in addition to being named Player of the Year by the Associated Press and the United States Basketball Writers Association ... Helped lead the Huskies to three Final Four appearances and National Championships in 2008-09 and 2009-10 ... Finished her career as UConn's all-time scoring and rebounding leader and as the third-most prolific shot blocker ... 2010 BIG EAST Player of the Year and 2008, 2009 and 2010 All-BIG EAST First Team selection ... Also selected to the 2008, 2009 and 2010 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team ... Honored as an NCAA Tournament All-Regional selection in 2010 (Dayton), 2009 (Trenton) ... Posted at least 20 points on 33 occasions and finished her career with 52 double-doubles ... Honored as a WBCA/State Farm All-District I selection in 2009 and was a consensus First Team All-American in 2010 ... Tallied double-figure points 120 times in her 152-game career ... Honored as the 2006-07 USBWA National Freshman of the Year as well as the 2006-07 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year ... Drafted with the overall No. 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun in the 2010 WNBA Draft ... Named 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year and also honored as an All-League Second Team selection during her rookie campaign.
Registered 21 points and 14 rebounds as well as four assists in UConn's semifinal win over Baylor (4/4)...had 20 points and 14 rebounds along with four blocked shots in the NCAA Dayton Regional Final against Florida State (3/30)...registered 16 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots against Iowa State (3/28)...had 12 points and six rebounds against Temple (3/23)...went 9-of-10 from the floor for 22 points and pulled down 11 boards against Southern University (La.) (3/21)...had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots against West Virginia in the BIG EAST Championship game (3/9)...tallied 16 points and 17 rebounds along with four blocked shots against Notre Dame (3/8)...scored 34 points and had five blocks against Syracuse (3/7)...had 18 points and eight rebounds at Notre Dame (3/1) to become UConn's all-time leader in scoring and rebounding...named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll as she recorded a season-high 33 points, while pulling down 15 rebounds against Georgetown (2/27)...added three blocked shots against the Hoyas (2/27)...had her second-lowest career tally of three points at Syracuse (2/24) while shooting 1-of-4 from the field... named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on 2/22... scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds along with four blocks against Providence (2/20)...tallied 19 points and nine rebounds, while shooting 8-of-13 at Oklahoma (2/15)...had 25 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds against St. John's (2/13)...recorded 19 points, five rebounds and two assists at DePaul (2/10)...registered 20 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots at Louisville (2/7)...scored 14 points, grabbed six boards and blocked a season-high six shots against West Virginia (2/2)...named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Feb. 1 after she surpassed the 2,000-point milestone with 24 points at Pittsburgh (1/30)...added nine rebounds and three blocks at Pittsburgh (1/30)...registered 11 points and grabbed eight boards against Rutgers (1/26)...recorded her fourth straight double-double with 10 points and 14 boards at Duke (1/18)...tallied 23 points and 13 rebounds vs. Notre Dame (1/16) en route to her third straight BIG EAST Player of the Week honor...registered 23 points and 11 rebounds at Marquette (1/13)...went 11-of-16 from the floor, while posting 25 points and 13 rebounds against North Carolina (1/9) en route to her third BIG EAST Player of the Week honor and her second straight...had 17 points and a season-high six blocked shots vs. Cincinnati (1/7)...registered 14 points and eight rebounds vs. South Florida (1/4)...had 19 points and eight rebounds at Seton Hall (1/2)...scored 16 second-half points to finish with 24 points and nine rebounds at Florida State (12/28)...registered third double-double of season with 20 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 8-of-11 overall vs. Stanford (12/23)...scored 10 points in 15 minutes of play against Hartford (12/10)...surpassed Jamelle Elliot's second place all-time career rebound total of 1,054 with nine rebounds vs. Vermont (12/3) to make her tally 1,059...scored 18 points vs. Vermont (12/3)...named the WBCA Classic Most Outstanding Player and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team...named BIG EAST Player of the Week (11/23)... earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (11/30 & 12/2)...tallied a season-high 26 points against Northeastern (11/14)... pulled down 13 rebounds vs. Northeastern (11/14)... recorded three blocked shots at Holy Cross (11/20)... scored 17 points and had two steals against Hofstra (11/27)... scored 20 points against Clemson (11/29), while grabbing nine rebounds.
Named Most Outstanding Player of 2009 NCAA Final Four after registering 25 points and 19 rebounds in NCAA National Championship win over Louisville (4/7)...Posted 12th double-double of season with 18 points and 13 rebounds in NCAA Regional Final win over Arizona State (3/31)...averaged 27.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in two opening round NCAA wins over Vermont and Florida....tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 10-of-14 overall in NCAA second round win over Florida (3/24)...erupted for a season-high 32 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 13-of-14 overall in NCAA first round win over Vermont (3/22)...averaged 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds while shooting .633 (19-of-30) from the field in three-game run to 2009 BIG EAST Tournament title...posted 14 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and three steals in win at Rutgers (3/2)...recorded 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists vs. Seton Hall (2/28)...posted eighth double-double of season with 19 points and 10 rebounds in win over Villanova...tallied 19 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in win over No. 22/22 Notre Dame (2/22)...posted 14 points, six rebounds and three steals in win at Providence (2/18)...registered 18 points and 11 rebounds in win over Pittsburgh (2/15)...tallied 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting while adding six rebounds and four blocks in win at St. John's (2/11)...posted 17 points in win at Georgetown (1/31) while shooting 6-of-8 from the field...recorded sixth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds in win over No. 6/10 Louisville (1/26)...posted 13 points, four rebounds and two blocks in win at Cincinnati (1/24)...recorded fifth double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds in win at No. 2/2 North Carolina (1/19)...scored 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds with three blocks in win over Syracuse (1/17)...registered 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks vs. DePaul (1/13)...put together fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds in win at South Florida (1/6)...registered 16 points and six rebounds in win over LSU (1/3)...tallied 21 points and 14 rebounds for third double-double this season at South Carolina (12/28)...pulled down 11 rebounds in win over Florida State (12/21)...posted 29 points for second straight game while making first 13 shots from the field in win over Washington (12/18)...put together a stellar effort in win over Penn State (12/14) by compiling a season-high 29 points and 18 rebounds...also added five blocks and shot 9-of-11 from the free throw line in the win over Penn State (12/14)...registered 13 points and six rebounds while shooting 6-of-7 from the field in win over Holy Cross (12/3)...recorded first double-double this season and the 26th of her career with 18 points and 10 rebounds while adding four blocks in win over No. 4/4 Oklahoma (11/30)......tallied 13 points in win at BYU (11/25)...registered 21 points, while shooting 7-of-9 overall and adding nine rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Rhode Island (11/22)...scored 17 points while shooting 7-of-12 overall vs. San Diego State (11/20)...totaled 15 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals in season-opener vs. Georgia Tech (11/16).
Named to the 2008 All-BIG EAST First Team...State Farm/WBCA All-America Finalist....named to 2008 All-BIG EAST First Team...named to 2008 Associated Press All-America Third Team...selected to the 2008 BIG-EAST All-Tournament Team...ranked 14th among BIG EAST scoring leaders at 14.2 ppg....ranked second in the BIG EAST Conference and ranks fourth nationally in field goal percentage at .604...finished fourth among BIG EAST rebounding leaders at 9.2 rpg...led the BIG-EAST in blocks at 1.79 per game...posted nine points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in Greensboro Regional Final win over Rutgers (4/1)...tallied 10 points and eight rebounds in Greensboro Regional Semifinal win over Old Dominion (3/30)...tallied 15 points and seven rebounds in NCAA second round win over Texas (3/25)...averaged 15.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting .621 (18-of-29) from the field in UConn's 3-0 run to the 2008 BIG-EAST Tournament title...was named to the 2008 BIG-EAST Tournament Team...racked up 14th double-double of the season with 15 points and 17 rebounds while shooting 7-of-12 overall in regular-season finale against Rutgers (3/3)...posted 15 points and six rebounds in win at DePaul (3/1)...registered 18 points and six rebounds in win at LSU (2/25)...tallied second consecutive and 13th double-double of season with 23 points and 10 rebounds in win over Marquette (2/20)...put together 12th double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in win at Pittsburgh (2/17)...registered 11th double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds at Rutgers (2/5)...put together 10th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds while adding a season-high three steals in win over Providence (2/2)...compiled ninth double-double of season with 15 points and 19 rebounds, including 11 on the offensive end, in win over North Carolina (1/21)...also added seven blocks in win over Tar Heels (1/21)...became first UConn player since Rebecca Lobo (1993-94) to post four consecutive double-doubles with 19 points and 14 rebounds in win at Louisville (1/12)...became first UConn player since 2001-02 (Swin Cash) to record three straight double-doubles with 18 points and 14 rebounds in win over West Virginia (1/9)...recorded second consecutive double-double and sixth of the season with 17 points and 16 rebounds in win at Purdue (1/6)...tallied fifth double-double this season with 19 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 7-of-10 from the field in win at Villanova (1/3)..dropped second straight and fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds in win at San Diego State (12/21)...tallied third double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds in win over South Carolina (12/17)..notched second double-double of season with 11 points and 12 rebounds in win over BYU (11/29)...recorded 13 points and eight rebounds on 5-of-7 shooting vs. No. 9/8 Duke (11/25)...named to Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team...scored team-high 15 points in win over Old Dominion (11/23)...registered first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds in win over No. 4/4 Stanford (11/22)...scored 13 points and tied career-best with 10 free throw attempts vs. Holy Cross (11/14)...tallied 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting, along with six rebounds in season-opener vs. Stony Brook (11/11).
Appeared in 36 games while making 32 starts...named as the USBWA National Freshman of the Year and the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year...ranked second on the team with 12.7 ppg...notched double-figure points in 23 games, including five 20-point plus scoring efforts...tallied a UConn freshman record 11 double-doubles...her team-best 81 blocks broke the UConn freshman record and ranks as the seventh highest total in the program's history...led team with 8.2 rebounds, which ranked seventh-best among BIG EAST Conference leaders...ranked second among BIG EAST leaders with team-best .590 field goal percentage...average of 2.25 blocks per game ranked third among conference leaders...shattered UConn freshman record with 296 rebounds....34 points at South Florida (2/20) marked the largest total ever by a UConn freshman... honored as the only freshman in the nation selected to the 52-member Kodak All-District...All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-Freshman Team selection... also was named as a Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America... name BIG EAST Freshman of the Week six times...spent the summer prior to the season playing for the USA U-18 National Team which won a gold medal at the 2006 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship for Women...tallied 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting in NCAA Regional Semifinal win over N.C. State (3/24)...scored 22 points while shooting 9-for-11 with four blocks in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. UW-Green Bay (3/20)...dropped in 10 points and seven rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. UMBC (3/18)...averaged 11.7 points with eight blocks in the BIG EAST Tournament...recorded double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in BIG EAST quarterfinal win over South Florida (3/4)...named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the sixth time on Feb. 25 after averaging a double-double with 20.7 points and 11.0 rebounds in a 3-0 week...recorded 10th double-double of the season with 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. Villanova (2/24)...put together ninth double-double of the season with 34 points and 17 rebounds at USF (2/20) - marking the highest single- season scoring total by a UConn player since Diana Taurasi scored 35 vs. TCU on March 25, 2003...also marked the highest single-game scoring total every by a UConn freshman...recorded 16 points with nine rebounds against Pittsburgh (2/17)... had 17 points and nine rebounds at LSU (2/11)...scored 15 points with 10 rebounds vs. Rutgers (2/6)... had 20 points and 14 rebounds against Marquette (2/3)...recorded nine blocks tying a school record and breaking the BIG EAST freshman record against Notre Dame (1/27)...also finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds against the Fighting Irish, coming just one block shy of becoming only the second UConn player since Laura Lishness to put together a triple-double...earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors for second straight week on Jan. 22 after averaging 16.5 points on 70.6 percent shooting in wins over Providence (1/17) and St. John's (1/21)...dropped 18 points in only 18 minutes at Providence (1/17)...named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Jan. 15 after averaging 17.0 points, 15.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in UConn's 2-0 week that included wins over Seton Hall and Syracuse...brought down a career-high 19 rebounds with 14 points for a second straight double-double vs. Syracuse (1/13)...her 19 rebounds vs. Syracuse were the most by a UConn player since Swin Cash pulled down 20 on February 20, 2001 vs. West Virginia...recorded her third double-double in four games with 20 points and 12 rebounds vs. Seton Hall (1/9)...tallied 13 points and 12 rebounds at West Virginia (1/2)...named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Dec. 25 after averaging 12.0 points while shooting .654 (17-of-26) from the field in wins over Virginia (12/18), Colorado State (12/21) and Oakland (12/23)...tallied 18 points and 17 rebounds in her second collegiate game vs. Colgate (11/16), becoming the fastest player in UConn history to post a double-double since Ann Strother did it in the first game of her freshman season in 2002-03...saw first collegiate action and scored first career points with five points along with 10 rebounds in season opener vs. Richmond (11/13).
Consensus 2006 National Player of the Year...totaled 1,750 points, 1,224 rebounds, 440 assists and 432 blocks in three varsity seasons at Christ the King (N.Y.) High School...2006 USA Today National Player of the Year...2006 McDonald's National Player of the Year...2006 Parade Magazine National Player of the Year...2006 Gatorade National Player of the Year...2006 WBCA National Player of the Year...2006 EA Sports National Player of the Year...2006 Miss New York Basketball...member of the 2006 USA Basketball U-18 National Team...2006 Street & Smith's First Team All-America...2006 WBCA First Team All-America...totaled 12 points, nine rebounds and one block in 22 minutes of action at 2006 McDonald's All-America Game...named Nike Tournament of Champions MVP in 2005 & 2006...2005 Parade All-America First Team...2005 New York Daily News Player of the Year...2005 New York Newsday Player of the Year...2005 Madison Square Garden Tri-State Player of the Year...MVP of the 2005 New York State Federation Tournament...2004 Newsday All-City Second Team...2004 New York State Federation All-Tournament Team...2006 All-USA Today First Team...2006 SI.com National Player of the Year...2006 SI.com First Team All-America...During senior season (2005-06), averaged 26.5 ppg, 14.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 5.5 spg and 5.2 bpg while leading Christ the King to a perfect 30-0 mark, a state championship and a second consecutive national No. 1 ranking from USA Today...as a junior (2004-05), averaged 21.2 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 4.5 spg and 6.2 bpg while leading Christ the King to a perfect 27-0 record, a state championship and a No. 1 ranking from USA Today...as a sophomore (2003-04) averaged 18.2 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 2.9 spg and 4.9 bpg while leading Christ the King to a 25-2 mark...led junior varsity squad to a 22-0 record as a freshman (2002-03).
Full name is Tina Charles...mother's name is Angella Holgate...father's name is Rawiston Charles...born on December 5, 1988 in Flushing, N.Y....psychology major.