Biography of Heather and Heidi Burge



Heather and Heidi Burge are twin sisters from California, United States, who both played college basketball at the University of Virginia and then played professionally in European leagues and in the Women’s National Basketball Association. At 6 feet 5 inches each, they were the world’s tallest female twins before their record was broken by Ann and Claire Recht.

A Disney television movie, Double Teamed, is based on their life stories and achievements in basketball. In the WNBA, Heidi Burge Horton played for the Los Angeles Sparks and the Washington Mystics. Her sister Heather Burge Quella played for the Sacramento Monarchs. Both twins had to retire from playing basketball due to injuries. Heidi now works as a massage therapist and does basketball coaching and clinics on the side; Heather is now a multilingual teacher in Southern California.


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