Celebrating Women, WNBA Star Breanna ‘Stewie’ Stewart

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WNBA Star Breanna Stewart hopes to go down as the greatest to ever play the game of basketball. 

With four NCAA titles, the #1 overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft, and winning Olympic gold in Rio, to her credit, the upstate New York native spoke about her off-the-court assists that mean just as much to her. 

Ordering up drills for youngsters, dribbling on the same hardwood she once played on, Seattle Storm Star Forward Breanna Stewart bringing her first basketball camp home to North Syracuse last December. Once lighting up high school hoops for the Cicero North Syracuse North Stars, ‘Stewie’ went on to win four straight NCAA titles with UCONN.

“When I dreamed about things, it was kind of like, when I was in high school I dreamed about, you know, college and then when I was in college, I was like, ‘oh, I can go play in the WNBA’.”

The #1 draft pick in 2016, Stewie would scoop up several awards that same year, including a pair of ESPY’s and a gold medal in Rio.  To that, she says, “Now I know that anything’s possible, really.”

Stewie has proved she can conquer the court and she’s been aiming from well beyond the arc to make an even bigger mark on the world. 

Saying #MeToo on the world stage is just part of Stewie’s mission that goes beyond breaking records and winning awards.

“If it’s something that I believe in, I’m going to share my opinion.”

Her long list of awards and fame put her in a league of her own, but her beginning tethers her to what many can connect to. 

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