She averaged 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in her collegiate career.During her time at UConn, her team compiled a record of 139 wins and 8 losses.Leading up to the final championship, her coach, Geno Auriemma, would declare his likelihood of winning with the claim, "We have Diana, and you don't." Taurasi also received many personal accolades at UConn including the 20 Naismith College Player of the Year awards, the 2003 Wade Trophy, and the 2003 Associated Press Player of the Year award.
Mario, her father, as born in Italy but brought up in Argentina.
He used to be a soccer player in Italy professionally and for some years, he was the goalie. Her parents later immigrated to the USA just before her birth.
In the year 2000, she was named the parade magazine and Naismith national high school of the year. At the court, she was the shooting guard and point guard and she was able to lead her team to in 3 NCCA championship much was the confidence her coach exuded in her that he even predicted the likelihood to win by telling his opponents that they had Diana.
Diana received a lot of accolades during her university years and these included the 2003-04 college players of the year awards, the wade trophy and the associated press player of the year award.
On June 18, 2017, Taurasi became the WNBA all-time leading scorer with 7,494 points. She was also named the 2000 Naismith and Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year, and the 19 Ms. Taurasi finished her prep career ranked fifth in state history with 2,156 points. Following a highly decorated high school career, Taurasi enrolled at the University of Connecticut (UConn) and began playing for the women's basketball team during the 2000–2001 season.