There’s not much that former UConn Huskies women’s basketball star Breanna Stewart hasn’t won.
She won four national championships at UConn, was the Most Outstanding Player in the those four championship wins, earned the National Player of the Year for three straight years and was a consensus All-American for three straight years as well.
Stewart was the No. 1 pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm. As a member of the Storm, she won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. During the WNBA break for the 2016 Olympics, she was a member of Team USA which won the gold medal.
And in the 2018 WNBA season, she was named the WNBA MVP by the league and the Associated Press.
There’s not much more for her to win basketball wise. The two things she’s lacking in her basketball resume is a WNBA title and an overseas title.
But as a person, Stewart is just getting started.
She was inspired by Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s personal account of sexual abuse and become of the first athletes, besides Maroney, to talk about her own experiences with a moving story in The Players’ Tribune.
Since she that was published, she has been very active with RAINN, the largest anti-sexual abuse network in the country, which was founded in 2004 by singer-songwriter Tori Amos.
Stewart is a partner in the organization and has a shirt for sale there with the proceeds going to RAINN. She also wore sneakers in a game against the Chicago Sky in June, that featured the phone number for RAINN. Those game-worn shoes were then auctioned off with the proceeds going to RAINN.
An outstanding short-film from Red Bull Media recently released gives an inside look at not just Stewart on the court, but also off the court and what inspires her which you can watch below.