Diana Taurasi, University of Connecticut


Full Name: Diana Lurena Taurasi
Position: Guard
College: University of Connecticut
Height: 6-0 (1.81 m)
High School: Don Lugo HS
(Chino, CA)
Birthdate: June 11, 1982
Birthplace: Glendale, CA.



HIGHLIGHTS
Naismith National Player of the Year (2004, 2003) ... AP Player of the Year (2003) … USBWA National Player of the Year (2003) ... Wade National Player of the Year (2003) … Honda Broderick National Player of the Year (2003) … Kodak All-American (2004, 2003, 2002) … USBWA All-American (2004, 2003) … AP All-American First Team (2004, 2003) … AP All-American Second Team (2002) … NCAA Final Four Most Oustanding Player (2003) … EAST Regional Most Oustanding Player (2003) ... Big East Player of the Year (2004, 2003) ... Wade Trophy recipient (2003) ... All-Big East First Team (2004, 2003, 2002) ... 2003 Big East All-Tournament team (2003, 2002) ... AP Second Team All-American (2002) ... Big East Championship Most Outstanding Player (2001) … Big East All-Rookie Team (2001).
Earned a bronze medal as a member of the 2001 USA Junior World Championship team. Earned a gold medal as a member of the 2000 USA Basketball Women’s Junior World Championship Qualifying team.

STATISTICS
SEASON G MIN FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL TO BLK PTS PPG
2000-01 33 791 127 286 .444 36 41 .878 106 109 39 72 29 361 10.9
2001-02 39 1131 200 405 .494 72 87 .828 158 208 50 83 46 564 14.5
2002-03 37 1181 237 498 .476 119 146 .815 225 161 32 115 45 663 17.9
2003-04 34 1078 191 415 .460 85 107 .794 133 167 53 81 24 550 16.2
TOTALS 143 4181 755 1604 .471 312 381 .819 622 645 174 351 144 2138 15.0
Three-point field goals: 2000-01: 71-for-184 (.386). 2001-02: 92-for-209 (.440). 2002-03: 70-for-200 (.350). 2003-04: 83-for-211 (.393). Totals: 316-for-804 (.393).

(Photo courtesy of University of Connecticut)