Brunson Returns to Washington on Thursday
Aug. 12, 2011
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University women's basketball standout Rebekkah Brunson will return to Washington, D.C., next Thursday and Hoya fans have been given the chance to see her at a discounted price. Brunson and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx will take on the Washington Mystics on Thursday, August 18 at Verizon Center.
Brunson was Georgetown's first All-American graduating in 2004. She was also the second WNBA draft pick in program history picked 10th overall in the first round of the 2004 draft by the Sacramento Monarchs.
At Georgetown, Brunson became the program's leading rebounder (1,093) and holds the record for rebounds in a season with 336 in 2004. She was an All-American as well as a four-time All-BIG EAST honoree and the 2004 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year.
In her professional career, Brunson has played with teams in Spain, Italy, Russia and Belgium. She has been a two-time EuroLeague All-Star and her Russian team won the 2007 FIBA Women's EuroCup.
Brunson is a part of the United States National Team pool and won a gold medal with the U.S. squad in the FIBA Americas Tournament which qualified the squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She also won a silver medal with the national team at the 2003 USA Pan American Games.
In the WNBA, she won a league championship in 2005 with the Monarchs and has been a two-time All-Star. Brunson has twice been named a Second Team All-Defense. With the Lynx, Brunson holds every rebounding record in the organization's history.
Brunson supports The 32 Foundation which she started to help at-risk teens in the Washington, D.C., area stay out of trouble and overcome obstacles in a place that could limit their growth or achievement. Brunson is a native of Oxon Hill, Md.
Thursday's tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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