|WNBA's Minnesota Lynx – No. 32|
|Born|| December 11, 1981 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|Draft||10th overall, 2004 |
|Sacramento Monarchs (2004–2009) |
Minnesota Lynx (2010–present)
|Awards and honors|
|4× WNBA All-Star (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013) |
WNBA All-Defensive First Team (2011)
2× WNBA Champion (2005, 2011)
Brunson was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Oxon Hill High School in Maryland.
Brunson graduated from Georgetown in 2004 as its women's basketball program's all-time leading rebounder. She also played on the U.S. team in the 2003 Pan American Games.
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.
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.
During WNBA offseasons, Brunson has played for Taranto, an Italian professional basketball team, for the Dynamo team based in Russia, and Dexia Namur, a professional club in Belgium, and for Nadezhda team based in Orenburg, Russia.
Brunson was one of 21 finalists for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster. The 20 professional women's basketball payers, plus one collegiate player (Brittney Griner), were selected by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee to compete for the final roster which will represent the USA at the 2012 Olympics in London.
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.
- Brunson Is 1st Lynx Player To Win Player Of Month
- Minnesota's Rebekkah Brunson Selected to Start for Western Confernece in 2011 WNBA All-Star Game presented by adidas
- "Twenty-One Finalists In The Mix For Final 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic Basketball Team Roster". USA Basketball. February 13, 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- Rebekkah Brunson Playerfile