Since the formation of the historic 1995-96 USA Basketball Women's National Team that compiled an overall 60-0 record, 52-0 in exhibition games and 8-0 to win Olympic gold, the USA Women's National Team has been virtually unstoppable. In 2012, the USA captured an unprecedented fifth-straight Olympic gold, a feat never before accomplished in any women’s traditional team sport, and in 2016 the U.S. women upped that streak to six in a row. Should they claim a seventh gold in 2020, the U.S. women would equal the U.S. men's streak of seven-straight gold medals, from 1936-1968.
The 2019-20 USA Basketball Women's National Team has earned a combined 17-1 record, which includes a 6-0 mark and gold medal at the FIBA AmeriCup, a 6-0 record at the FIBA Pre-Olympic and Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and a 5-1 slate in exhibition games against college teams. Over the 18 games, 29 different athletes donned the red, white and blue, headed up by three-time Olympic gold medalist Sylvia Fowles, who competed in each of the 18 games.
A total of 84 women are listed on the all-time U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team rosters, including five-time Olympian Teresa Edwards (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000), who claimed four Olympic golds and one Olympic bronze medal in her career. Currently, there are four additional four-time Olympic gold medal winners on the all-time roster: Lisa Leslie, who claimed gold in four-straight Olympics from 1996-2008; and Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi, who matched that feat from 2004-2016.