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Five Former Huskies Named To 2012 Olympic Team

Bria Hartley meets with ESPN.

March 30, 2012

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DENVER, Colo. - The Huskies had a busy day on Friday as they continued to prepare for their Final Four matchup against Notre Dame on Sunday. The team kicked off the day with a closed practice before sending Head Coach Geno Auriemma and six players to meet with the media.

Tiffany Hayes, Caroline Doty, Kelly Faris, Bria Hartley, Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis joined Auriemma at the Pepsi Center to meet with the media.

Meanwhile, USA Basketball announced its first 11 finalists for 2012 Women's Olympic team. This summer's squad will feature several Huskies, including Auriemma serving as the head coach. Joining Auriemma will be five former Huskies. Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi were all named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's basketball team.

Connecticut has the most players on the 2012 team with Tennessee and Louisiana State each having two players competing in London this summer.

2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team

5Seimone AugustusF6-117004/30/84Minnesota LynxLouisiana StateBaton Rouge, LA
6Sue BirdG5-915010/16/80Seattle StormConnecticutSyosset, NY
11Swin CashF6-116209/22/79Chicago SkyConnecticutMcKeesport, PA
10Tamika CatchingsF6-016607/21/79Indiana FeverTennesseeDuncanville, TX
14Tina CharlesC6-319312/05/88Connecticut SunConnecticutJamaica, NY
13Sylvia FowlesC6-620010/06/85Chicago SkyLouisiana StateMiami, FL
8Angel McCoughtryF6-116009/10/86Atlanta DreamLouisvilleBaltimore, MD
7Maya MooreF6-017006/11/89Minnesota LynxConnecticutLawrenceville, GA
15Candace ParkerF/C/G6-417204/19/86Los Angeles SparksTennesseeNaperville, IL
12Diana TaurasiG/F6-016506/11/82Phoenix MercuryConnecticutChino, CA
4Lindsay WhalenG5-915005/09/82Minnesota LynxMinnesotaHutchinson, MN

Head Coach: Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut

Assistant Coach: Doug Bruno, DePaul University

Assistant Coach: Jennifer Gillom, Washington Mystics

Assistant Coach: Marynell Meadors, Atlanta Dream