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Friday, March 30, 2012

Five former Huskies on U.S. Olympic team

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will be members of the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team for the third time, Swin Cash will be making her second Olympic appearance while ex Huskies Tina Charles and Maya Moore were named to the Olympic team for the first time give UConn a record five former players on the squad.
One player still has to be named to the team and the committee has until June 18 to make that announcement as well as naming the three alternates.
Joining Bird and Taurasi is Tamika Catchings, who will also be making her third straight appearance in the Olympics as well as 2008 Olympians Candace Parker, Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus and fellow first-time Olympians Lindsay Whalen and Angel McCoughtry.
Bird, Catchings and Taurasi join a select company as three-time Olympians joining five-time selection Teresa Edwards, four-time Olympian Lisa Leslie while Katrina McClain, Dawn Staley, Katie Smith and Sheryl Swoopes were all named to three U.S. Olympic squads.


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