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Former Husky Sue Bird Becomes WNBA’s All-Time Assist Leader

Another #UConn WBB legend breaks a WNBA record

Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

UConn has owned women’s college basketball for a long time — that’s nothing new. However, the Huskies are also beginning to take over the WNBA record books as well.

After dishing a pass to Carolyn Swords on a fast break layup, Sue Bird became the WNBA’s all-time leader in assists with 2,600 on Friday night. She passed Ticha Penicheiro, who played 15 seasons, mostly with the Sacramento Monarchs.

Sue Bird joins her former backcourt mate Diana Taurasi atop the record books, as Taurasi broke the WNBA records for both 3-pointers made and points earlier this season.

In June, Geno Auriemma said the duo was “The best backcourt in the history of women’s college basketball, pro basketball, any kind of basketball. Time will prove that...You’ll never find that ever again.”