Female Basketball Players

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Throughout history, there have been many women basketball players who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female basketball players such as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Marion Jones, Brittney Griner, Lisa Leslie, Joanne McCarthy.The women basketball players featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Sue Bird
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players in WNBA History)
Sue Bird
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Birthdate: October 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Syosset, New York, United States
Sue Bird has won four WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm, four Olympic gold medals, two NCAA Championships with UConn, and four FIBA World Cups, thus becoming one of 11 women to win all four honors. Sue was voted one of the Top 15 Players of All Time by WNBA.
 2 
Candace Parker
(Basketball Player)
Candace Parker
12
Birthdate: April 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
 3 
Paige Bueckers
(Basketball player)
Paige Bueckers
7
Birthdate: October 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edina, Minnesota, United States
 4 
Elena Delle Donne
(Basketball player)
Elena Delle Donne
8
Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware
 5 
Pat Summitt
(American women's college basketball head coach)
Pat Summitt
7
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28, 2016
 6 
Maya Moore
(Basketball player)
Maya Moore
4
Birthdate: June 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
 7 
Lisa Leslie
(Basketball player)
Lisa Leslie
7
Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
 8 
Dawn Staley
(Basketball player)
Dawn Staley
7
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 9 
Becky Hammon
(Basketball player)
Becky Hammon
4
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
 10 
Jade Cargill
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)
Jade Cargill
2
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
 11 
Cheryl Miller
(Basketball coach)
Cheryl Miller
4
Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riverside, California
 12 
Sabrina Ionescu
(Basketball player)
Sabrina Ionescu
3
Birthdate: December 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States
 13 
Brittney Griner
(Basketball player)
Brittney Griner
5
Birthdate: October 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 14 
Kelsey Plum
(Basketball player)
Kelsey Plum
4
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poway, California, United States
 15 
Breanna Stewart
(Basketball player)
Breanna Stewart
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA
 16 
Te'a Cooper
(Basketball player)
Te'a Cooper
12
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
 17 
Skylar Diggins-Smith
(Basketball player)
Skylar Diggins-Smith
8
Birthdate: August 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
 18 
Marion Jones
(American Former World Champion Track and Field Athlete and Former Professional Basketball Player)
Marion Jones
8
Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Marion Jones became the first female athlete to win five track and field medals in a single Olympic game. She was, however, stripped of all her Olympic medals after she admitted to using steroids. She also spent 6 months in jail for being involved in a check-fraud case.

 19 
Rebecca Lobo
(Basketball player)
Rebecca Lobo
3
Birthdate: October 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
 20 
Joanne McCarthy
(Basketball Player)
Joanne McCarthy
4
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 21 
Kim Mulkey
(Basketball coach)
Kim Mulkey
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
 22 
Penny Taylor
(Basketball player)
Penny Taylor
4
Birthdate: May 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

In her 19-year stint as a basketball player, Penny Taylor has mostly represented the WNBA team Phoenix Mercury. She also won gold medals as part of the Australian women’s national team. Though she had a heterosexual marriage earlier, she is now openly lesbian and married to fellow basketball player Diana Taurasi.

 23 
Sheryl Swoopes
(Basketball player)
Sheryl Swoopes
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Birthdate: March 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States
 24 
Margo Dydek
(Polish Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
Margo Dydek
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 27, 2011

Margo Dydek was a Polish basketball player best remembered for her towering height of 7 ft 2 in, which made her the world's tallest professional female basketballer. She played for several teams in the WNBA and was honored with the Polish Gold Cross of Merit in 1999. In 2019, Dydek was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

 25 
A'ja Wilson
(Basketball player)
A'ja Wilson
5
Birthdate: August 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hopkins, South Carolina, United States
 26 
Liz Cambage
(Australian Basketball Player Who Plays in the Center)
Liz Cambage
3
Birthdate: August 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
 27 
Tamika Catchings
(Basketball player)
Tamika Catchings
5
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stratford, New Jersey, United States
 28 
Maura Healey
(Politician)
Maura Healey
4
Birthdate: February 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
 29 
Nancy Lieberman
(American basketball player)
Nancy Lieberman
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 30 
Glory Johnson
(Basketball player)
Glory Johnson
6
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
 31 
Nneka Ogwumike
(Basketball player)
Nneka Ogwumike
6
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas, United States
 32 
Lindsay Whalen
(Basketball coach)
Lindsay Whalen
4
Birthdate: May 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hutchinson, Minnesota, United States
 33 
Tiago Splitter
(First Brazilian-born basketball player to win an NBA championship, in 2014)
Tiago Splitter
4
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blumenau, Brazil
 34 
Chiney Ogwumike
(Basketball player)
Chiney Ogwumike
4
Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas, United States
 35 
Cheryl Ford
(Basketball player)
Cheryl Ford
5
Birthdate: June 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Homer, Louisiana, United States
 36 
Sylvia Fowles
(Basketball player)
Sylvia Fowles
4
Birthdate: October 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
 37 
Sevdaliza
(Singer-songwriter)
Sevdaliza
5
Birthdate: September 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Sevdaliza is an Iranian-Dutch singer whose debut album ISON earned her the 3voor12 Award under the Best Album of the Year category. Although she is not very popular in the Netherlands, Sevdaliza performs all over the world. A former professional basketball player, Sevdaliza played for the Dutch national team before embarking on a career as a singer.

 38 
Kia Nurse
(Basketball player)
Kia Nurse
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
 39 
Pamela McGee
(Basketball player)
Pamela McGee
5
Birthdate: December 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
 40 
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
(Basketball Player)
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
6
Birthdate: April 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 41 
Tara VanDerveer
(Basketball coach)
Tara VanDerveer
4
Birthdate: June 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
 42 
Lauren Hill
(Basketball player)
Lauren Hill
4
Birthdate: October 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greendale, Indiana, United States
Died: April 10, 2015
 43 
Katie Lou Samuelson
(Basketball player)
Katie Lou Samuelson
4
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States
 44 
Monica Wright
(Basketball coach)
Monica Wright
6
Birthdate: July 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
 45 
Swin Cash
(Basketball player)
Swin Cash
5
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States

Former basketball player Swin Cash is known for 15-season stint with the Women's National Basketball Association. Now the VP of New Orleans Pelicans, the 3-time WNBA champion is also a self-proclaimed Boy Mom to her two sons. She is the first Black woman to hold a basketball operation executive position.

 46 
Lusia Harris
(Basketball player)
Lusia Harris
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Birthdate: February 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minter City, Mississippi, United States
 47 
Yekaterina Lisina
(Russian Model and Retired Basketball Player)
Yekaterina Lisina
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Penza, Russia
 48 
Tamera Young
(Basketball player)
Tamera Young
5
Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
 49 
Kara Lawson
(Basketball coach)
Kara Lawson
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
 50 
Seimone Augustus
(Basketball player)
Seimone Augustus
6
Birthdate: April 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States