March 30, 2012
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
|5||Seimone Augustus||F||6-1||170||04/30/84||Minnesota Lynx||Louisiana State||Baton Rouge, LA|
|6||Sue Bird||G||5-9||150||10/16/80||Seattle Storm||Connecticut||Syosset, NY|
|11||Swin Cash||F||6-1||162||09/22/79||Chicago Sky||Connecticut||McKeesport, PA|
|10||Tamika Catchings||F||6-0||166||07/21/79||Indiana Fever||Tennessee||Duncanville, TX|
|14||Tina Charles||C||6-3||193||12/05/88||Connecticut Sun||Connecticut||Jamaica, NY|
|13||Sylvia Fowles||C||6-6||200||10/06/85||Chicago Sky||Louisiana State||Miami, FL|
|8||Angel McCoughtry||F||6-1||160||09/10/86||Atlanta Dream||Louisville||Baltimore, MD|
|7||Maya Moore||F||6-0||170||06/11/89||Minnesota Lynx||Connecticut||Lawrenceville, GA|
|15||Candace Parker||F/C/G||6-4||172||04/19/86||Los Angeles Sparks||Tennessee||Naperville, IL|
|12||Diana Taurasi||G/F||6-0||165||06/11/82||Phoenix Mercury||Connecticut||Chino, CA|
|4||Lindsay Whalen||G||5-9||150||05/09/82||Minnesota Lynx||Minnesota||Hutchinson, 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