The Minnesota Lynx won the 2017 WNBA Finals on Wednesday night, defeating the Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in the deciding Game 5. The championship was the 4th in 7 years for the Lynx as they exacted their revenge on the Sparks after LA won last year’s Finals on a last second shot in Game 5.
The win tied the Lynx with the Houston Comets for the most titles in WNBA history, but it also gave former Hoya Rebekkah Brunson a record all to herself. With the win, Brunson became the first woman to win 5 WNBA titles.
Brunson had 13 points and 8 rebounds in the win, scored the opening points of the game, and had big block on LA star Candace Parker.
All this after a monster 18-point, 13-rebound effort in Game 4 that helped the Lynx stave off elimination.
Brunson graduated from Georgetown in 2004 and left school as the team’s all time leading rebounder. She won her first title with the Sacramento Monarchs in 2005 and has been with the Lynx for each of their four titles.
Fellow WNBA Hoya and the school’s all time leading scorer Sugar Rodgers also had a milestone year, winning the WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year Award, playing for the New York Liberty.
Congrats to both Rebekkah Brunson and Sugar Rodgers! Hoya Saxa!