Huskies Take Tokyo
Five-time Olympic gold medalists Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird of the United States celebrate on the sideline after the team victory during the Japan V USA basketball final for women at the Saitama Super Arena during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games on August 8, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Six former Huskies helped Team USA to its seventh straight gold medal. Former Husky teammates Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi celebrated after winning a record fifth Olympic gold medal with Team USA veterans Tina Charles and Breanna Stewart, along with Olympic rookie Napheesa Collier. Jennifer Rizzotti ’96 (CLAS) served as an assistant coach. All told, 14 former Huskies represented six nations in these 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, including nine from women’s basketball, two from men’s basketball, two from field hockey, and one from women’s soccer.