Four UConn women’s greats named to WNBA’s Top 20 Players of All-Time

This trio of Huskies (Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Diana Taurasi L-R), and Maya Moore were named to the WNBA's list of its 20 Greatest Players of All-Time. (AP Photo)

(WTNH)–Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, Sue Bird and Maya Moore were already Huskies legends. Now, they’ve been recognized as WNBA legends, too.

The WNBA released its list of 20 Greatest Players of All-Time, or the “Top 20 @ 20,” to celebrate its 20-year anniversary (the league began play in 1996).

Maya Moore has won both WNBA MVP and Finals MVP awards. (AP Photo)
Maya Moore has won both WNBA MVP and Finals MVP awards. (AP Photo)

Also cracking the list were current players Seimone Augustus, Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker, Cappie Pondexter, and Lindsay Whalen. Eleven former players were also among the honorees: Cynthia Cooper, Yolanda Griffith, Becky Hamilton, Lauren Jackson, Lisa Leslie, Deanna Nolan, Ticha Penicheiro, Katie Smith, Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson, and Teresa Weatherspoon.

UConn’s four honorees were the most on the list, followed by Southern California, which boasts three (Cooper, Leslie, and Thompson). Tennessee has two honorees on the list (Catchings and Parker).

“I grew up watching the WNBA, and to be in a class of athletes of the caliber that this league has produced over the past 20 years is a huge honor,” said Maya Moore, who already has WNBA MVP (2014) and Finals MVP awards (2013). “It’s definitely a dream come true. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to compete at the highest levels and develop my talent to the point that I was even in consideration for this honor.”

Swin Cash tweeted out her appreciation for being named on the list, along with an Instagram video of some of her career highlights:

For more information on the WNBA Top 20 @ 20, click here.

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