2006 USA Basketball Women's World Championship Team Roster
   



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NO
NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
DOB
WNBA TEAM COLLEGE HOMETOWN
5
Seimone Augustus
F
6-1
170
04/30/84
Minnesota Lynx
LSU
Baton Rouge, LA
4
Alana Beard
G
5-11
160
05/14/82
Washington Mystics
Duke
Shreveport, LA
6
Sue Bird
G
5-9
150
10/16/80
Seattle Storm
Connecticut
Syosset, NY
10
Tamika Catchings
F
6-0
166
07/21/79
Indiana Fever
Tennessee
Duncanville, TX
9
Cheryl Ford
G
6-3
191
06/06/81
Detroit Shock
Louisiana Tech
Horner, LA
8
DeLisha Milton-Jones
F
6-1
185
09/11/74
Washington Mystics
Florida
Riceboro, GA
15
Candace Parker
F/C/G
6-4
172
04/19/86
N/A
Tennessee
Naperville, IL
14
Katie Smith
G
5-11
181
06/04/74
Detroit Shock
Ohio State
Logan, OH
13
Michelle Snow
C
6-5
158
03/20/80
Houston Comets
Tennessee
Pensacola, FL
7
Sheryl Swoopes
F
6-0
145
03/25/71
Houston Comets
Texas Tech
Brownfield, TX
11
Tina Thompson
F
6-2
178
02/10/75
Houston Comets
Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
12
Diana Taurasi
G/F
6-0
170
06/11/82
Phoenix Mercury
Connecticut
Chino, CA
*
Cappie Pondexter
G
5-9
160
01/07/83
Phoenix Mercury
Rutgers
Chicago, IL
 

Head Coach: Anne Donovan, Seattle Storm

Assistant Coach: Gail Goestenkors, Duke University (N.C.)
Assistant Coach: Dawn Staley, Temple University (Pa.)
Assistant Coach: Mike Thibault, Connecticut Sun
Team Physician: Dave Walden, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Athletic Trainer: Ed Ryan, U.S. Olympic Committee (Colo.)
 
*USA team alternate, competed in the USA- Australia exhibition game on Sept. 7 and trained with the team in Brazil prior to the World Championship.

2006 USA Spring Training Rosters

Opals World Challenge (April 1-12)
NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
DOB
WNBA TEAM COLLEGE HOMETOWN
Seimone Augustus
F
6-1
170
04/30/84
n/a LSU Baton Rouge, LA
Alana Beard
G
5-11
160
05/14/82
Washington Mystics Duke Shreveport, LA
Swin Cash
F
6-2
162
09/22/79
Detroit Shock Connecticut McKeesport, PA
Shameka Christon
G/F
6-1
170
02/15/82
New York Liberty Arkansas Hot Springs, AR
Jessica Davenport
C
6-5
191
06/24/85
n/a Ohio State Columbus, OH
Sylvia Fowles
C
6-5
200
10/06/85
n/a LSU Miami, FL
Kristin Haynie
G
5-8
147
06/17/83
Sacramento Monarchs Michigan State Mason, MI
Kara Lawson
G
5-8
160
02/14/81
Sacramento Monarchs Tennessee Alexandria, VA
Candace Parker
F/C/G
6-4
172
04/19/86
n/a
Tennessee Naperville, IL
Cappie Pondexter
G
5-9
160
01/07/83
n/a Rutgers Chicago, IL
Ruth Riley
C
6-4
204
08/28/79
Detroit Shock Notre Dame Macy, IN
Katie Smith
G
5-11
181
06/04/74
Detroit Shock Ohio State Logan, OH
*Sheryl Swoopes
F
6-0
145
03/25/71
Houston Comets Texas Tech Brownfield, TX
Tina Thompson
F
6-2
178
02/10/75
Houston Comets USC Los Angeles, CA
Head Coach: Anne Donovan, Seattle Storm
Assistant Coach: Mike Thibault, Connecticut Sun
Assistant Coach: Dawn Staley, Temple University (Pa.)
* Due to prior commitments, Swoopes trained with the USA Basketball team in Boston, but did not compete in the Opals World Challenge.

European Tour #2 (March 17-24)
NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
DOB
WNBA TEAM COLLEGE HOMETOWN
Alana Beard
G
5-11
160
05/14/82
Washington Mystics Duke Shreveport, LA
Kristin Haynie
G
5-8
147
06/17/83
Sacramento Monarchs Michigan State Mason, MI
Taj McWilliams-Franklin
F/C
6-2
184
10/20/70
Connecticut Sun St. Edwards Augusta, GA
Chasity Melvin
F/C
6-3
185
05/03/76
Washington Mystics NC State Roseboro, NC
Nicole Ohlde
F/C
6-5
180
03/13/82
Minnesota Lynx Kansas State Clay Center, KS
Katie Smith
G
5-11
181
06/04/74
Detroit Shock Ohio State Logan, OH
Michelle Snow
C
6-5
158
03/20/80
Houston Comets Tennessee Pensacola, FL
Sheryl Swoopes
F
6-0
145
03/25/71
Houston Comets Texas Tech Brownfield, TX
Kendra Wecker
G
5-8
147
12/16/82
San Antonio Silver Stars Kansas State Marysville, KS
Head Coach: Anne Donovan, Seattle Storm
Assistant Coach: Mike Thibault, Connecticut Sun

European Tour #1 (March 2-9)
NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
DOB
WNBA TEAM COLLEGE HOMETOWN
Alana Beard
G
5-11
160
05/14/82
Washington Duke Shreveport, LA
Sue Bird
G
5-9
150
10/16/80
Seattle Connecticut Syosset, NY
Kara Braxton
F
6-6
190
02/18/83
Detroit Georgia Jackson, MI
Swin Cash
F
6-2
162
09/22/79
Detroit Connecticut McKeesport, PA
Becky Hammon
G
5-6
136
03/11/77
New York Colorado State Rapid City, SD
Kara Lawson
G
5-8
160
02/14/81
Sacramento Tennessee Alexandria, VA
Kristen Mann
G/F
6-2
180
08/10/83
Minnesota UC Santa Barbara Santa Ana, CA
Chasity Melvin
F/C
6-3
185
05/03/76
Washington NC State Roseboro, NC
DeLisha Milton-Jones
F
6-1
185
09/11/74
Washington Florida Riceboro, GA
Nicole Ohlde
F/C
6-5
180
03/13/82
Minnesota Kansas State Clay Center, KS
Nicole Powell
G/F
6-2
170
06/22/82
Sacramento Stanford Phoenix, AZ
Katie Smith
G
5-11
181
06/04/74
Detroit Shock Ohio State Logan, OH
Diana Taurasi
G/F
6-0
170
06/11/82
Phoenix Connecticut Chino, CA
 
Head Coach: Anne Donovan, Seattle Storm
Assistant Coach: Mike Thibault, Connecticut Sun

 


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