This Is My Story.
Breanna Mackenzie Stewart is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association. Stewart was the first overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.
Breanna Stewart is a winner - capturing three world-class MVP awards in just 35 days, Stewie swept WNBA Regular Season MVP, WNBA Finals MVP and USA Basketball FIBA World Cup MVP in 2018 before going on to capture Euroleague MVP just months later. Her Achilles injury sidelined her for the 2019 WNBA season, but she triumphantly returned to the court in 2020 with UMMC Ektaterinburg for the 2019-20 Euroleague season, which was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arguably the greatest college basketball player of all time, "Stewie" is a 4-time NCAA Champion and 4-time Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament - the first athlete of any gender to accomplish that feat. Transcendent and versatile, in 2016 Stewie was taken No. 1 overall by the Seattle Storm, was the youngest member of the USA Olympic gold medal winning squad in Rio, and the WNBA unanimous Rookie of the Year.
A natural on social media, Stewie is a universally liked star, known for her humble, yet determined spirit and matter-of-fact, quick and honest personality. Since the moment Breanna Stewart turned pro, she has embraced the opportunity to invest in grassroots basketball development and to advocate for equality in all forms. When she won the 2016 ESPY for Best Female Athlete, she gave a speech calling out the media for its lack of coverage of women's sports. That same year, she joined her colleagues across the league in standing up for Black Lives Matter and joined protestors at LAX against the Muslim ban. In 2017, she stood up for the LGBTQ community and proudly championed the inclusive culture of the WNBA and in October of 2018 she came forward as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse with a moving first person essay with The Players Tribune, going on to launch a national campaign in partnership with RAINN to help other victims and their families.
After leading the Huskies to four national championships, Stewart was drafted first overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm.
4x NCAA Champion
She led the Huskies to four national championships, was named the Final Four's most outstanding player a record four times, and was a three-time consensus national player of the year.
Gold Medal Olympian
Stewart was selected to play on the USA Women's National Team for the 2016 Summer Olympics and helped Team USA advance all the way to the gold medal match, defeating Spain for the gold medal.
WNBA MVP and Champion
Stewart was named 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year, is a two-time All-Star, and was named the WNBA MVP in 2018. She led the Storm to the WNBA Finals, winning their first championship in 8 years.
- 2018 FIBA World Cup Gold Medal
- 2018 USA Basketball FIBA World Cup MVP
- 2018 WNBA Finals MVP
- 2018 WNBA Champion
- 2018 WNBA MVP
- 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist
- 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year
- 2016 Associated Press Player of the Year
- 2016 Naismith Trophy Winner
- 2016 Wade Trophy Winner
- 2016 John R. Wooden Award Winner
- 2016 USBWA Player of the Year
- 2016 Sullivan Award Winner
- 2016 Unanimous First Team All-American
- 2016 American Athletic Conference POY
- 2016 Final Four Most Outstanding Performer
- 2016 Bridgeport Regional MOP
- 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship MOP