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Yelena Leuchanka
WNBA's Atlanta Dream
Born April 30, 1983 (1983-04-30) (age 26)
Nationality Belarusian
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College West Virginia
WNBA career 2006–present
WNBA Teams
Charlotte Sting (2006)
Washington Mystics (2007)
Atlanta Dream (2010-present)

Yelena Leuchanka (born 30 April 1983) is a Belarusian professional women's basketball player with the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA in the United States.[1] She prior to joining the Dream for their inaugural 2008 season, Leuchanka was a member of the Charlotte Sting in 2006 and Washington Mystics in 2007. She began her college career at Seminole Junior College.[1] She also attended West Virginia University after transferring from Wabash Valley Junior College.[1]

European career

  • 1996-99: Belarus BelGUT Gomel
  • 1999-00: Belarus BelGUT-Vedritsa Gomel Region
  • 2006-07: Lithuania TEO Vilnius
  • 2007: Spain Estudiantes Madrid
  • 2007-08: Lithuania TEO Vilnius
  • 2008-09: Russia UMMC Ekaterinburg
  • 2009-10: Turkey Galatasaray[2]

National team

A member of the Belarus women's national basketball team, Leuchanka will compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics for her country after leading the squad at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in June 2008. She also competed at EuroBasket Women 2007 for Belarus.




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