Who are the "Elite Six"?
Six women basketball players have collected an NCAA championship, the WNBA
title, and an Olympic gold medal. They are Diana Taurasi, who won the NCAA
title with UConn in 2002, 2003 and 2004, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist
(2004, 2008), and played on the Phoenix Mercury that won the WNBA crown in
2007. Taurasi's UConn teammate Sue Bird, won her Olympic gold in 2004, the
WNBA title with Seattle in 2004, and played on the UConn teams that won NCAA
championships in 2000 and 2002. Another former UConn teammate, Swin Cash, won
gold in 2004, enjoyed the WNBA championships with Detroit 2003, 2006), and was
a member of the UConn squads for NCAA titles in 2000 and 2002. Former Houston
Comets' guard Cynthia Cooper won four WNBA titles, is an Olympic gold medalist,
and captured NCAA crowns in 1983 and '84 at the University of Southern
California. Former Comets and Seattle forward Sheryl Swoopes has two gold
medals, four WNBA championships, and an NCAA title in 1993 while playing at
Texas Tech. Gold medalist Kara Wolters brought home an NCAA title for UConn in
1995, and was a member of the 1999 Houston team that won the WNBA. Olympic and
WNBA coach Anne Donovan is a three-time Olympian, coached Seattle to the 2004
WNBA championship, and helped Old Dominion win the AIAW championship in 1980.
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