Female Basketball Players

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 1 
Sue Bird
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players in WNBA History)
Sue Bird
17
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 
Elena Delle Donne
(Basketball player)
Elena Delle Donne
8
Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 3 
Maya Moore
(Basketball player)
Maya Moore
4
Birthdate: June 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Lisa Leslie
(Basketball player)
Lisa Leslie
8
Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 5 
Breanna Stewart
(Basketball player)
Breanna Stewart
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Sheryl Swoopes
(Basketball player)
Sheryl Swoopes
6
Birthdate: March 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Paige Bueckers
(Basketball player)
Paige Bueckers
7
Birthdate: October 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edina, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
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
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Brittney Griner
(Basketball player)
Brittney Griner
8
Birthdate: October 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 10 
Tamika Catchings
(Basketball player)
Tamika Catchings
5
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stratford, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Dawn Staley
(Basketball player)
Dawn Staley
7
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Becky Hammon
(Basketball player)
Becky Hammon
4
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 13 
Lauren Jackson
(Australian Professional Basketball Player Who Played as Power Forward)
Lauren Jackson
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Albury, Australia
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 14 
Kim Mulkey
(Basketball coach)
Kim Mulkey
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 15 
Candace Parker
(Basketball Player)
Candace Parker
10
Birthdate: April 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Kelsey Plum
(Basketball player)
Kelsey Plum
4
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poway, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Lindsay Whalen
(Basketball coach)
Lindsay Whalen
4
Birthdate: May 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hutchinson, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Cheryl Miller
(Basketball coach)
Cheryl Miller
4
Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riverside, California
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Sylvia Fowles
(Basketball player)
Sylvia Fowles
4
Birthdate: October 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 20 
Nneka Ogwumike
(Basketball player)
Nneka Ogwumike
6
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Te'a Cooper
(Basketball player)
Te'a Cooper
12
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 22 
Sabrina Ionescu
(Basketball player)
Sabrina Ionescu
4
Birthdate: December 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 23 
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
(Basketball Player)
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
6
Birthdate: April 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Joanne McCarthy
(American Former Professional Basketball Player)
Joanne McCarthy
5
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Skylar Diggins-Smith
(Basketball player)
Skylar Diggins-Smith
8
Birthdate: August 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Rebecca Lobo
(Basketball player)
Rebecca Lobo
3
Birthdate: October 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 27 
Seimone Augustus
(Basketball player)
Seimone Augustus
6
Birthdate: April 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Penny Taylor
(Australian Retired Professional Basketball player)
Penny Taylor
1
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.

 29 
A'ja Wilson
(Basketball player)
A'ja Wilson
6
Birthdate: August 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hopkins, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
Tina Charles
(Basketball player)
Tina Charles
5
Birthdate: December 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 31 
Liz Cambage
(Australian Basketball Player Who Plays in the Center)
Liz Cambage
3
Birthdate: August 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 32 
Nancy Lieberman
(American basketball player)
Nancy Lieberman
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
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.

 34 
Maura Healey
(Politician)
Maura Healey
4
Birthdate: February 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
 35 
Glory Johnson
(Basketball player)
Glory Johnson
6
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 36 
Cheryl Ford
(Basketball player)
Cheryl Ford
5
Birthdate: June 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Homer, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 37 
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
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 38 
Cappie Pondexter
(Basketball player)
Cappie Pondexter
8
Birthdate: January 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oceanside, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Chiney Ogwumike
(Basketball player)
Chiney Ogwumike
4
Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 40 
Angel McCoughtry
(Basketball player)
Angel McCoughtry
3
Birthdate: September 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 41 
Tina Thompson
(Professional Basketball Player and Coach)
Tina Thompson
2
Birthdate: February 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
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.

 43 
Kia Nurse
(Basketball player)
Kia Nurse
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
Katie Lou Samuelson
(Basketball player)
Katie Lou Samuelson
4
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 45 
Tara VanDerveer
(Basketball coach)
Tara VanDerveer
4
Birthdate: June 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
 46 
Lauren Hill
(Basketball player)
Lauren Hill
4
Birthdate: October 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greendale, Indiana, United States
Died: April 10, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 47 
Kara Lawson
(Basketball coach)
Kara Lawson
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Katie Smith
(Basketball Coach)
Katie Smith
0
Birthdate: June 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Logan, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Yolanda Griffith
(Basketball player)
Yolanda Griffith
2
Birthdate: March 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 50 
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.