JOHN WOIKE / HARTFORD COURANT
June 29, 2008
How she fared: Averaged 10.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 19.5 minutes as U.S. went 8-0 and won gold medal.
Connecticut connection: Played at UConn.
Accomplishments: A two-time Naismith player of the year, Taurasi, 26, led UConn to three NCAA titles in four years. She was the first pick in the 2004 WNBA draft, won the rookie of the year award, is a three-time All-Star, and led the Phoenix Mercury to a WNBA title.