Jul 03

Naomi Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o

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Naomi Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o (born March 06, 1976, United States) is a former Professional Womens Basketball player in Center position in the American Basketball League (ABL) for Seattle Reign and Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) for Utah Starzz.

Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o is married to Solomona Tagaleo’o Sr. and they have a son together, Solomona Tagaleo’o Jr.


Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o was the first Samoan and Pacific Islander who graduated from Standford University with a B.A in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o was both a Pac-10 All-Star team member and Regional All-Star team member in 4x Pac-10 Championships and 3x NCAA Final Four Appearances.


Professional Career:

Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o was selected by Seattle Reign in the 2nd-Round draft pick and played in the ABL season from 1998-99.

Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o was the first Samoan and Pacific Islander to be selected in the WNBA, and was a 1st-Round draft pick for the Utah Starzz for the 2000 season. During her off-seasons, she competed in professional leagues located in Istanbul, Korea, Turkey and Puchon. She would only get to play one season with the Starzz before retiring altogether from Womens Basketball in 2004.

Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o is the Executive Director of her own Management Company, Write Records Management, which focuses on helping other Pacific Islanders achieve their own professional goals.

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