Breanna Mackenzie Stewart is an American professional basketball player who is excellently known as Breanna Stewart plays for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She spearheaded the UConn women’s basketball team that won four consecutive titles from 2013-2016. She was named the Naismith College Player of the Year three times. She previously played for her high school basketball team while she was still in eighth grade. Stewart was also the Naismith Player of the Year in 2012 and a McDonald’s All-American selection. She was the first overall pick of the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm whereas she has also won a FIBA World Championship with Team USA in 2014. Moreover, Stewart signed with UMMC Ekaterinburg for the remainder of the 2019-2020 European season in February 2020 as well as she re-signed with UMMC Ekaterinburg for the 2020-2021 European season in November 2020.
Breanna Stewart, U.S. women crush Australia to reach Olympic semifinals
Breanna Stewart and the U.S. women played their best basketball of the Tokyo Games, putting on a dominant performance that team has been known for over the years en route to winning six consecutive Olympic gold medals. The Seattle Storm star was a big reason why the Americans were so impressive, scoring 20 of her 23 points in the first half as the U.S. routed the Aussies, 79-55, on Wednesday (Tuesday night PT) in the quarterfinals. “We wanted to come out and set the tone on both ends of the floor,” Stewart said. “We haven’t had great starts to the games so far. This is the quarterfinals and it’s won or goes home.”
- Being an American professional basketball player.
- For playing for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Where is Breanna Stewart from?
Breanna Stewart took birth on 27th August 1994 with the real name of Breanna Mackenzie Stewart in Syracuse, New York, the U.S. She holds American nationality and belongs to the American-white ethnicity. Similarly, her religion is Christian and her race is white. Breanna has celebrated her 26th birthday as of 2020 and as per her birth date, her star sign is Virgo. She was born to a single mother, Heather Baldwin. Her biological father was not involved in her life, and her mother worked multiple jobs in order to support herself and her daughter. When Breanna was a toddler, her mother began dating Brian Stewart with whom she eventually married, and several years later he adopted Breanna. She also has a younger half-brother, Connor.
Regarding Breanna’s education, she attended Cicero-North Syracuse High School (C-NS) in Cicero, New York, where she played for head coach Eric Smith. During her junior year, she announced that she would be attending the University of Connecticut.
What does Breanna Stewart do for a living?
High school career
- Breanna Stewart kicks off her career playing for the high school team while still in eighth grade whereas she was a starter in every game in her sophomore year, and upped her scoring average to 22 points per game.
- She helped lead her team to the state AA public school title, with a 22-3 record for the year, and averaged 24 points and 15 rebounds for the season.
- She dunked the ball in a game against Baldwinsville which was her first career dunk.
- On 31st January 2012, she achieved a milestone when she scored her 2,000th point, as part of a 31-0 run against Auburn.
- She was selected as a member of the 2012 McDonald’s All-American team, which represented the 24 best female high school basketball players as well as she was selected to the 2012 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School Coaches’ All-America Team.
- Stewart was named the 2012 Naismith High School Girls’ Player of the Year and she also received the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award in the following year of March.
- She scored 29 points and had 19 rebounds to help the team beat the number 22 ranked team in the country in the quarter-final game and earned her the most outstanding player of the tournament honors.
- Stewart’s Northstars team was invited to play in the annual Hoophall Classic whereas she ended the game with 22 points, 18 rebounds, and seven blocks, despite leaving the game in the third period and not returning.
- Breanna was selected to join the USA Basketball U16 team, at age 14, the youngest member of the team however despite being the youngest, she earned the starting role for all five games, scoring just under ten points per game, tying Elizabeth Williams for the team lead in blocks.
- She continued with the USA team as it became the U17 team where she earned a starting role in all eight games. She led all scorers with 13 points in the first game, against the host team from France whereas in the final preliminary game against Japan, she led all scorers with 30 points.
- In the tournament, she averaged 12.8 points per game, second only to Elizabeth Williams at 13.5 points per game. Stewart was the team leader with 18 blocks.
- Then she was selected to be on the USA Basketball U19 team in 2011 as she averaged 11.2 points per game to post the highest scoring average of the USA players in the final against Spain. She was one of the five players named to the all-tournament team.
- Stewart competed for the United States at the 2011 Pan American Games and became the only high school player chosen for the 2011 Pan American team and only the second high school player in Pan American team history for the USA teams.
- As well, she was named the 2011 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year and she was also named to the Pan American team.
- She was named to the USA Basketball U-18 team as she joined future UConn teammates Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck on the 12-player squad that competed in the 2012 FIBA Americas U-18 National Championship, held in August 2012.
- She was also awarded the MVP trophy as the best player in the FIBA Americas U18 competition.
- She. along with teammates Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck, were three of the twelve players selected to be on the team representing the US at the U19 World Championship for Women held in Klaipeda and Panevezys, Lithuania, in July 2013.
- She was named the USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year for the second time as she helped the US to a 9-0 record in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, leading to a gold medal for the team and MVP honors for Stewart.
- Stewart was one of 33 finalists for the U.S. Women’s FIBA World Championship for Women Roster and also she was the only collegiate player out of 32 professional women’s basketball players to be selected by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee to compete for the final roster to represent the US at the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey during September and October 2014.
- On 23rd September 2014, she made the final roster of 12 players as well as won the gold medal with the team in 2014.
- She was a member of the USA Women’s Pan American Team whereas USA Basketball named Stewart to the squad that played the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Breanna began her freshman year in strong form by scoring at least 20 points in three of her first four games whereas she also scored a total of 169 points in her first ten games.
- She continued her stellar play in her sophomore year and was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year in the league’s first season after the split of the original Big East Conference.
- She started and played in all 40 games of the 2013-2014 season and her 324 boards marked the 12th-highest single-season total in school history, and her 110 rejections were the third-highest mark.
- By marking the fifth time a Husky was selected as the conference player of the year multiple times, she also earned American Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors for the second straight year in 2014-2015.
- Later, she entered her senior year in 11th place on UConn’s all-time scoring list with 1,960 career points, only 30 points behind Renee Montgomery’s 10th-place total.
- She posted career highs in rebounds (8.7 RPG), assists (4.0 APG), and blocks (126) while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor in her final season at UConn.
- She was the first-ever unanimous pick for AP Player of the Year and the first-ever three-time AP Player of the Year as well as she was part of the first four-time national championship class in NCAA history and also became the first player to be named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player four times.
- In her college career, she won 151 games and lost 5, which included four straight national championships and she is also the first NCAA basketball player ever to tally 400 assists and block 400 shots.
- She later finished her career second on UConn’s all-time scoring list at 2,676 career points, fourth with 1,179 career rebounds, and first in blocks (414).
- Breanna was drafted first overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm and she immediately made an impact in the league as she scored 23 points in her debut game against the Los Angeles Sparks.
- She continued to dominate offensively as she scored a career-high 38 points in a win against the Atlanta Dream and she averaged 18.3 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game, and 1.8 blocks per game by the end of the 2016 season.
- Also, she broke the WNBA record for most defensive rebounds in a season with 277 defensive rebounds however she broke the WNBA record for most defensive rebounds in a season with 277 defensive rebounds.
- Breanna’s season performance helped lead the Storm back to the playoffs for the first time in 3 years with the number 7 seed in the league but lost in the first round elimination game to the Atlanta Dream.
- She won the 2016 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete and was voted into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game in 2017, making it her first career all-star game appearance.
- She scored a season-high 32 points in an 87-80 overtime loss to the San Antonio Stars on 5th August 2017 and she would finish the season with a career-high of 19.9 points per game as the Storm finished with the number 8 seed in the league, but were once again a first-round exit as they were eliminated by the Phoenix Mercury.
- She was also voted into the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game for her second all-star game appearance in 2018.
- She scored a season-high 32 points in a 96-80 victory over the New York Liberty on 6th August 2018 and was ranked second in the league in scoring.
- In the semi-finals, she began the series strong with a 28-point performance along with a career-high 6 three-pointers in a 91-87 victory against the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1.
- She missed the entire 2019 WNBA season after suffering an injury while playing for Russian club Dynamo Kursk in the 2019 EuroLeague Women final on 14th April that was later confirmed to be a torn Achilles.
- The Storm suspended Stewart in order to free up a roster spot because the WNBA currently lacks any kind of inactive list however later the league made her a paid ambassador for the 2019 season, making her the first active player to fill such a role.
- She returned to playing, rejoining her teammates at the IMG Academy for training in July 2020 and won her second title with the Storm in 2020, and was named the 2020 WNBA Finals MVP.
- “Sports Illustrated” named her one of their Sportspeople of the Year for her activism off the court in 2020.
- Stewart signed with Shanghai Baoshan Dahua of the WCBA for the 2016-2017 Chinese season during her rookie season and re-signed with Shanghai Baoshan Dahua for the 2017-2018 WCBA season 2017.
- Later she signed with Dynamo Kursk of the Russian Premier League in June 2018 and was named MVP of the EuroLeague Women regular season.
- Stewart also signed with UMMC Ekaterinburg for the remainder of the 2019-2020 European season in 2020 as well as she re-signed with UMMC Ekaterinburg for the 2020-2021 European season in November 2020.
Awards and Achievements
- FIBA Women’s World Cup MVP (2018)
- FIBA Under-19 Women’s World Cup MVP (2013)
- USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year (2011, 2013, 2018)
- Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (2020)
- 2x WNBA Finals MVP (2018, 2020)
- 2x WNBA Champion (2018, 2020)
- WNBA MVP (2018)
- WNBA All-Star (2017, 2018)
- All-WNBA First Team (2018)
- All-WNBA Second Team (2016)
- WNBA All-Defensive Second Team (2016)
- WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2016)
- ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete and Best Female College Player (2016)
- EuroLeague Women Regular Season MVP (2019)
- EuroLeague Women Champion (2021)
- EuroLeague Women Final Four MVP (2021)
- 4x NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- 3× Naismith College Player of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016)
- 3× USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016)
- 3× Associated Press Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016)
- 3× American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016)
- 2x Wade Trophy (2015, 2016)
- 2x John R. Wooden Award (2015, 2016)
- Senior CLASS Award (2016)
- 3x Honda Sports Award, basketball (2014,2015,2016)
- Honda-Broderick Cup and named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year (2016)
- James E. Sullivan Award, basketball (2015)
- Ann Meyers Drysdale Award (2014)
- Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2012)
- USA Today Player of the Year (2012)
- Gatorade Female Basketball Player of the Year (2012)
- Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year (2012)
- McDonald’s All-American (2012)
- Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2011)
- USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year (2011)
- ESPN Rise All-America second team (2010)
- Parade All-America fourth team (2010)
To whom Breanna Stewart is Engaged?
Breanna Stewart is an unmarried lady. She is engaged to former WNBA and current Euroleague Spanish professional basketball player Marta Xargay. He is also a three times Eurobasket champion and silver medalist in both the Olympics and World Cup with the Spain national basketball team. Breanna’s and Marta’s relationship is outstanding till now and hope it will remain as same as in the future too. Concerning Breanna’s sexual orientation, she is a lesbian.
How much is Breanna Stewart Net Worth?
Breanna Stewart is a versatile lady who has a net worth of $1.4 million as of 2021. She has also a fine amount of salary which is around $185,000 per year. She signed a two-year $375,500 contract with the Seattle Storm, including an annual average salary of $187,750. Breanna has not done any endorsement work yet. In addition, her major source of income is from her basketball career.
What is the Height of Breanna Stewart?
Breanna Stewart has a tall height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) with a balanced bodyweight of 170 lb (77 kg). She has good-looking dark brown hair and blue eyes color. Breanna definitely has a pretty face and a magnetic personality which has cast spells over her viewers over the years. She has an athletic body build with 33-28-33 inches of body measurement.