Point guard known for her long tenure with the Seattle Storm, she is one of only a few female basketball players to win an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship.
She attended Christ The King Regional High School in Queens, New York.
She was recruited by Stanford and Vanderbilt, but ultimately decided to go to UConn.
She was born to parents Herschel and Nancy Bird. She has been dating soccer player Megan Rapinoe since 2016.
She dated singer Nick Carter in 2002.