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Uljana Semjonova (Latvia)
Born on March Sunday, 1952, in in Medumi (Daugavpils District), Latvia.
Height:
213cm (6'11")
Position:
Center
Nationality:
Latvia

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Wednesday, 2007.

Clubs

  • TTT Riga: 1967-1987
  • Tintoretto (Spain): 1987-1988
  • Valenciennes Orchies (France): 1988-1989

Club Highlights

  • 11 times Champion of the European Cup for Women's Champions Clubs (current EuroLeague Women): 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1982
  • Champion of the 1987 European Cup Liliana Ronchetti
  • 15 times Champion of the USSR League: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984

National Team

  • Played in the USSR Women's National Team for 18 straight years (1968-1986) in which her teams remained completely undefeated
  • 2 times Olympic Gold medalist: Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980
  • 3 times World Champion: São Paulo 1971, Colombia 1975 and Brazil 1983
  • 10 times in a row European Champion: Italy 1968, Netherlands 1970, Bulgaria 1972, Italy 1974, France 1976, Poland 1978, Yugoslavia 1980, Italy 1981, Hungary 1983 and Italy 1985

Individual Highlights

  • Winningest player in the history of women's basketball
  • Named Latvia's Most Popular Athlete 12 times from 1970 to 1985
  • Chairwoman of the Latvian Olympian Social Foundation (an organization devoted to the support of sports veterans) since 1991