2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team announced

Wednesday April 27th, 2016

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

The 12 members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team were announced by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee on Wednesday.

Nine of the players have previously won at least one gold medal, with veterans Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taursi each looking for their fourth Olympic titles.

Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles return for their third Olympic Games, while Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Angel McCoughtry are playing in their second.

Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart, the recent No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, are the newcomers.

The USABWNT is looking to win its sixth-straight Olympic gold medal.

Play begins at the Rio Olympics on Aug. 6, with the U.S. playing Senegal in its first game.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.