We've reached No. 1. It is possible that Maya Moore takes this spot next year, but I'm not so sure.
Best two words to describe Diana? Michael Jordan.
Diana Taurasi was our Michael Jordan. Geno's famous and frequently used line for to describe UConn's success in big games, games where it seemed the Huskies were out-gunned, was "we have Diana, and they don't."
How true that was...
After a heartbreaking loss in the Final Four as a freshman, Diana led the Huskies to three consecutive national championships.
First there was the perfect season in 2002. Then TASS Force graduated, and it became Diana's team. It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for UConn...scratch that, Diana doesn't like to lose. She carried that team, almost single-handedly at times, to a second title. Diana's senior season? You guessed it...another title delivered by the National Player of the Year.
2004 was the year that saw little Storrs, Conn., transform into the basketball capital of the world. While Diana was doing her thing, Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon were leading the men's team to a national title of their own. The first school to accomplish that feat.
It is going to be tough for any player to match the drive that Diana Taurasi brought to the court. Others may match her accomplishments, but not the way she achieved them. There will never be another Diana.