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Breanna Stewart's Bio

About Breanna Stewart

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 170

BIRTHDATE: Aug. 27, 1994

BIRTHPLACE: North Syracuse, NY

HOMETOWN: North Syracuse, NY

COLLEGE: Connecticut

HIGH SCHOOL: Cicero North High School

WNBA EXPERIENCE: 2 seasons

DRAFTED BY: Seattle, 2016, First Round (#1)

TWITTER HANDLE: @bre_stewart30

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Broke the Storm’s franchise record for 20-point games in a single season with her 21st effort on Sept. 3 at Chicago with 29 points (Lauren Jackson formerly held the record with 20 during the 2003 season)
  • Fastest WNBA player to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds for her career (55 games)
  • 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year in a near-unanimous vote (38 of 39 votes)
  • 2016 All-WNBA Second Team
  • 2016 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 2016 Defensive Player of the Year runner-up
  • 2016 USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Team gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympic Games
  • Named the ‘Best Female Athlete’ and ‘Best Female College Athlete’ at the 2016 ESPY Awards, held in Los Angeles on July 13, 2016
  • Recorded a clean sweep of all Rookie of the Month honors in her first season, winning the award for all games played in May, June, July and September (no award in August due to the 2016 Olympic Break)
  • Named Western Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 12, 2016
  • Following her rookie campaign in 2016, led the league in minutes per game (34.7), was second in rebounds per game (9.3), sixth in points per game (18.3) and third in blocks per game (1.9)
  • Posted a career-high and then-league-high single-game scoring mark in 2016 with 38 points on a season-high 12-16 shooting (75.0 percent) on June 28, 2016 vs. Atlanta
  • Pulled down 9 defensive rebounds vs. Chicago on Sept. 18, 2016, bringing her regular-season total to 277, passing the WNBA’s single-season defensive rebound record (276), set by Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks in 2004
  • Selected first overall by Seattle in the 2016 WNBA Draft
  • Was part of the only four-time national champion class in NCAA history with the Connecticut Huskies
  • Is the only athlete, male or female, in NCAA history to win the Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor four times
  • Three-time Associated Press Player of the Year, the only athlete to do so in NCAA history

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • 2017 WNBA All-Star West Reserve
  • Became the fastest WNBA player to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in just 55 career games on 7/28 vs. Dallas
  • Broke Seattle’s season-season record for 20 point games with her 21st outing on 9/3 at Chicago (29 points)
  • Averaged a career-high 19.9 PPG, second-best in the WNBA, and pulled down an average of 8.7 RPG
  • Recorded a double-double with a 23-point, 10-rebound effort at New York on 6/11
  • Tallied a game-high 22 points and 15 boards and added a career-high five blocks vs. San Antonio on 6/18
  • Recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds at Connecticut an 6/29
  • Poured in 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds at Dallas on 7/1
  • Scored a team-high 20 points and added 14 rebounds vs. New York on 7/6
  • Registered 26 points and seven rebounds vs. Los Angeles on 7/8
  • Notched 25 points and 11 boards vs. Chicago on 7/18
  • Tallied a career-high six blocks at Los Angeles on 7/25
  • Notched a season-high 32 points and a season-high four steals in addition to eight rebounds and four assists at San Antonio on 8/5
  • Scored 29 points in the regular-season finale at Chicago on 9/3

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds in her WNBA debut at Los Angeles on 5/15
  • Registered her first career double-double at Phoenix on 5/20 with 14 points and 13 rebounds
  • Reached 100 points in her WNBA career at Indiana on 6/1 after posting 22 points
  • Recorded a clean sweep of all Rookie of the Month honors in her first season, winning the award for all games played in May, June, July and September (no award in August due to the 2016 Olympic Break)
  • Named Western Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 12, 2016
  • Set the franchise’s rookie record for rebounds in a game with 17 against New York
  • Led the league in minutes per game (34.7), was second in rebounds per game (9.3), sixth in points per game (18.3) and third in blocks per game (1.9)
  • Came one assist shy of a triple-double on 6/3 vs. Phoenix, ending with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 9 assists
  • Posted a career-high and then-league-high single-game scoring mark in 2016 with 38 points on a season-high 12-16 shooting (75.0 percent) on 6/28 vs. Atlanta

            MORE ON STEWART’S 38-POINT EFFORT:

– She tied the league-high single-game scoring mark in 2016 [[DeWanna Bonner, (38, vs. Dallas, 6/21/16)]

– She set a new franchise single-game scoring rookie record

– 38 points in the second-highest single-game scoring effort in franchise history, (47, Lauren Jackson, at Washington                                 (OT), 7/24/07)

– The 38-point total marks the third-highest scoring output by a rookie in league history. [(40, Candace Parker, vs.                                            Houston (OT), 7/9/08), (39, Odyssey Sims, at San Antonio, 7/22/14)]

– Stewart’s career-high at UConn was 37 points (at Temple, 1/28/14)

– The rookie’s 12 FGM were a career-high, as was her 75.0 field goal percentage (12-of-16).

– This is the first time a Storm player has scored in double-figures in two or more quarters since Shekinna Stricklen                                completed the feat on 8/4/14 at Minnesota. Stewart had 11 points in the first quarter and 13 in the fourth quarter.

  • Recorded a career-high 5 blocks in back-to-back games, first vs. Chicago on 7/17 and again on 7/20 vs. San Antonio
  • Pulled down 9 defensive rebounds vs. Chicago on 9/18 bringing her regular-season total to 277, which surpassed the WNBA’s single-season defensive rebound record (276), set by Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks in 2004
  • Recorded her 500th-career point on 9/2 at Chicago, becoming the 8th-youngest (22 years, 6 days) and tied for 6th-fastest in WNBA history to hit the plateau
  • She ended her rookie campaign with 621 points, third all-time in league rookie season scoring totals
  • Scored in double-digits 31 of 34 regular-season games, including 30+ points twice
  • Collected double-digit rebounds in 13 games

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2017-18: Shanghai, China
  • 2016-17: Shanghai, China

USA BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named to the 2016 USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Team for the 2016 Rio Olympics, winning her first Olympic gold medal with the USA women’s senior basketball team
  • Twice named the USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year
  • Won a Gold Medal with Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Championships
  • Claimed tournament MVP honors as the USA U-19 team won a Gold Medal at the 2013 U-19 World Championship
  • Claimed tournament MVP honors as the USA U-18 team won a Gold Medal at the 2012 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship
  • Became the second high-school player to play for Team USA at the Pan American Games in 2011
  • Named to the All-Tournament Team as the USA U-19 team won a Gold Medal at the 2011 U-19 World Championship
  • Won a Gold Medal with the USA U-17 team at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship
  • Won a Gold Medal with the USA U-16 team at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named the 2016 Associated Press Player of the Year, Naismith Trophy Winner, Wade Trophy Winner, John R. Wooden Award Winner, AAC Player of the Year and Final Four Most Outstanding Player
  • In 2016 became the first-ever unanimous Associated Press Player of the Year
  • Named the 2015 Associated Press Player of the Year, Naismith Trophy Winner, Wade Trophy Winner, John R. Wooden Award Winner, AAC Player of the Year and Final Four Most Outstanding Player
  • Named the 2014 Associated Press Player of the Year, Naismith Trophy Winner, USBWA Player of the Year, espnW Player of the Year, Honda Sports Award Winner, American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Final Four Most Outstanding Player
  • Named the 2013 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, becoming the first freshman to win the award in more than two decades
  • Helped Connecticut to a pair of undefeated seasons (2013-14 and 2015-16)
  • Became the only player in Division I history to finish her career with at least 300 blocks and 300 assists
  • Helped Connecticut achieve the longest NCAA tournament winning streak in women’s college basketball history (24 games)
  • Finished with the second-most blocked shots in NCAA tournament history (71)

PERSONAL:

  • Daughter of Heather and Brian Stewart
  • Was a Scholar-Athlete and winner of Cicero North’s Outstanding Character Award
  • Grew up attending Syracuse University games and ended up defeating Syracuse in her final collegiate game
  • Is the fifth Connecticut player to be taken No. 1 overall in the WNBA Draft
  • Named an Academic All-American in 2014-15 and the winner of the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award, given to the most outstanding senior student athlete in Division I women’s basketball
  • Plays video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band in her free time
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