The first Diana Taurasi appearance in the NCAA was as a point guard and shooting guard for the University of Connecticut during the 2000 to 2001 season. She led the team to three consecutive NCAA championships. Among Taurasi’s accolades in college are the 2003 and 2004 Naismith College Player of the Year awards, and the 2003 Wade Trophy and Associated Press Player of the Year awards.
Taurasi has also earned a gold medal as a member of the USA Basketball Women’s Junior World Championship Qualifying team in 2000, and a bronze medal as a member of the USA Junior World Championship team in 2001.
Following a highly decorated collegiate career, Taurasi was selected first overall by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2004 Draft. In her first season she was named to the Western Conference All Star team and won the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. She made it to the All Star team again in her second and third seasons. Taurasi and her team won their first WNBA title in 2007.
In 2004, she was selected to be part of the Women’s National Basketball team at the Summer Olympics where they captured the gold medal. She and her team also won third place at the World Championships in 2006. She became just the sixth player ever to win an NCAA title, a WNBA title, as well as an Olympic gold medal.
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Diana Taurasi is described by many as enthusiastic. She loves talking and mingling with other people. With these qualities, she will be able to provide a light and comfortable atmosphere at your next corporate function, making your audience feel at ease. Contact TSE now and let us negotiate with her agent for a Diana Taurasi speaker appearance for you and your company.
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Aside from playing professional basketball, Taurasi also supports charities. She founded her own charity, the Diana Taurasi Foundation, which has recently joined with KaBOOM!, UCONN Women’s Basketball alumni, Barnum Financial, People’s Bank, the Bridgeport Bluefish, and Chemwerth in building a children’s playground in Bridgeport, CT. She has also opened a Reading and Learning Room at the Boys and Girls Club in Guadalupe. All these charitable contributions and unrivaled basketball credentials make Taurasi a role model and a Diana Taurasi appearance a valuable addition to your next corporate function.
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Many companies have already recognized Taurasi’s marketable personality and Diana Taurasi endorsements are deemed suitable for both sports and non-sports products. Taurasi signed a shoe deal with Nike for her Nike Shox DT. She also signed an endorsement deal with Eight O’clock Coffee. With big brands bearing her big name, a Diana Taurasi endorsement proves to be a valuable addition will provide instant recognition of your brand as well.
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