Five former Huskies were on the 12-member Olympic roster that made it six golds in a row for Team USA women’s basketball: Breanna Stewart ’16 (CLAS), Maya Moore ’11 (CLAS), Tina Charles ’10 (CLAS), Sue Bird ’02 (CLAS), and Diana Taurasi ’05 (CLAS). Geno Auriemma coached the team, earning his second consecutive Olympic gold. It was the first for Stewart and the second for Moore and Charles, while Bird and Taurasi earned their fourth golds. Taurasi admitted feeling emotional going into these Games, telling USA Today, “This is going to be the last time I’m on the court with Sue Bird. It’s going to be the last game I play for Coach Auriemma, who is my mentor and second father. He knows me better than anyone. When he says something, he makes me feel like a little kid again. And sometimes you need that.”
UConn Alumnus with USA Track and Field Medical Team
Chiropractor Norman Eng ’99 (BUS) was a member of the medical team supporting America’s top athletes at the Olympics. Read more.
(Photo courtesy of Norman Eng)
UConn Alum to Lead USA Field Hockey at Rio Olympics
UConn Alum Melissa Gonzalez ’11 competed in her second Olympics, this time as a Team USA Field Hockey captain. Read more.
(Photo by Mark Palczewski)
Alumnae On Track and On Field at Olympics
Former UConn hurdler Phylicia George ’10 and soccer goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé ’09 both represented Canada. Read more.
(Photo courtesy of THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Women’s Basketball Husky Kia Nurse, a Junior, played for Team Canada
UConn women’s basketball junior Kia Nurse of Ontario was selected to represent Team Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Read more.