WNBA Spotlight: Rebekkah Brunson…Rebounder Extraordinaire

WNBA Spotlight: Rebekkah Brunson…Rebounder Extraordinaire

About Rebekkah…aka Ms. Double-Double

Brunson graduated from Georgetown in 2004 as its women’s basketball program’s all-time leading rebounder. She also played on the U.S.A.’s 2003 Pan American Games team.

The Sacramento Monarchs chose Brunson in the 1st round of the 2004 WNBA Draft as the tenth overall pick. She played in Sacramento for six seasons and contributed to the Monarchs’ 2005 WNBA Championship victory. She led the league in offensive rebounds per game (3.9) and total offensive rebounds (130) for the 2007 regular season.

After the Monarchs suspended operations in the fall of 2009, the Minnesota Lynx acquired Brunson in a dispersal draft.

In 2011, Brunson tied a WNBA record with six consecutive double-doubles, and was named WNBA Player of the Month for June, the first member of the Lynx to be so honored. She was later named to the 2011 WNBA All-Star game, and started in place of an injured Candace Parker. Brunson led the Lynx in field goal percentage and rebounds in a year where the team had the best record in the WNBA. She was honored with her first appearance on the WNBA All-Defensive First Team; she had earned second-team honors three previous times.

Off the court, Brunson established and manages the 32 Foundation (named for her jersey number), which sponsors academic and athletic opportunities for youth in the metropolitan DC area.

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Denise J. Saul is the Founder/President of WSEN-Women's Sports & Entertainment Network.

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