Diana Taurasi is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) who has a net worth of around $1.5 million. She was drafted by Phoenix first overall in the 2004 WNBA draft. Come down to know more about Diana Taurasi wiki, net worth, relationship, career and many more:
Diana Taurasi wiki/ bio, early life, parents
Diana Taurasi was born on June 11, 1982, in New York City. She was born in the United States, in the city of Glendale. Her nationality is American. Diana Lorena Taurasi is Taurasi’s full name. Mario Taurasi, Taurasi’s father, was born and raised in Argentina. He was a goalkeeper for numerous years as a professional soccer player in Italy. Liliana, Taurasi’s mother, is Argentinian. Before Diana was born, Mario and Liliana Taurasi moved to the United States from Argentina. Jessika, her older sister, is her only sibling. Diana finished her education at Don Antonio Lugo, a prestigious high school.
Taurasi graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree. She owns a dog named Messi and is a dog lover.
Diana Taurasi career
Taurasi enrolled at the University of Connecticut and began playing for the women’s basketball team during the 2000–2001 season after a highly decorated high school career. She led the team to three consecutive NCAA titles while playing mostly at point guard and shooting guard.
Taurasi also won the 2003 and 2004 Naismith College Player of the Year honours, the 2003 Wade Trophy, the 2003 and 2004 Honda Sports Award, and the 2003 Associated Press Player of the Year award during his time at UConn. Taurasi was regarded as a legend by many Connecticut fans, in addition to the national prominence she gained while at UConn.
Taurasi was part of the United States Women’s U18 squad that won gold at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The tournament was won by the USA team in July 2000, when they overcame Cuba. Taurasi hit seven of her eleven three-point shots in the tournament’s tightest game, a semifinal match against Brazil, and finished with 26 points. She scored 12.6 points per game on average and led the club with 5.46 assists per game.
Taurasi competed for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where she won her fourth gold medal in the final gold medal game, defeating Spain 101–72. Diana was a vital component of the USA women’s basketball team that won gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, giving her a record fifth gold medal. Taurasi and Sue Bird, a US Olympic basketball teammate, are the only two women’s Olympic basketball players to earn five gold medals.
How much is Diana Taurasi net worth?
Diana Taurasi is the greatest female football player of all time. Taurasi net worth is around $1.5 million. Her annual earnings are around $500 thousand. Basketball and endorsement are her main source of income. Along with money, she has earned a lot of fame and name in the field of sports.
Talking about her social media, Daina has a huge fan following in her social media handles. She has about 89k followers in her twitter account and about 252k followers in her facebook account as well as 225k followers in her instagram account with only 11 posts. She is quite inactive in social media but has a lot of fan followings.
Diana Taurasi relationship
Taurasi is married to Penny Taylor, a former colleague. Taurasi married her former colleague, who was the Phoenix Mercury Director of Player Development and Performance at the time, on May 13, 2017 after an eight-year relationship. Her first son, Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor was born on March 1, 2018 and daughter was born on October 9, 2021.