Diana Taurasi – NCAA Women’s Basketball Player Profile

NCAA women's player profile Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi had a highly decorated and memorable college career at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Here are some of the most notable moments and achievements from her time there.

Individual Accolades

Memorable Games

2001 Final Four Loss and Vow

2002-03 Season Highlights

During the 2002-03 season, Taurasi averaged 19.0 points per game and was instrumental in UConn’s success. Her performance in the Final Four and championship games was particularly noteworthy.

Team Success

Overall Record

During Taurasi’s tenure, UConn compiled an impressive overall record of 139 wins and only 8 losses. This dominance was a testament to her impact on the team[4][13][18].


First UConn Player to Achieve 2,000 Points, 600 Assists, and 600 Rebounds

 Taurasi was the first player in UConn history to accumulate over 2,000 points, 600 assists, and 600 rebounds in her career, showcasing her all-around game.

Huskies of Honor

 In 2006, Taurasi was inducted into the inaugural class of UConn’s “Huskies of Honor” recognition program, highlighting her lasting impact on the program.

Quotes and Recognition

Geno Auriemma’s Praise

 UConn coach Geno Auriemma famously said, “We have Diana, and you don’t,” underscoring her importance to the team’s success and her unique talent.

These moments and achievements illustrate why Diana Taurasi is considered one of the greatest players in NCAA women’s basketball history. Her combination of individual excellence and team success set her apart during her college career.


Sources: CBS Sports,

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Tom Fitzgerald