Lindsay Whalen :: Biography
An American professional basketball player, ‘Lindsay Whalen’ was born on May 9, 1982 in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She plays basketball for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA and for Dynamo Moscow of Eurobasket. She belongs to American nationality. Lindsay started her pro career as a point guard for the Connecticut Sun. While studying at the Hutchinson High School in Hutchinson, Minnesota, she led her team to the three consecutive conference basketball championships.
As a junior basketball player, she averaged with 22.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists. She was placed at 13th nationally with her club team and even won a state title. Lindsay showed her tremendous skills in her college days as well. She became the leading scorer of Minnesota’s on January 25, 2004. She was listed among the top ten in field goals made, field goal percentage, three pointers made, field goal attempts, free throws attempted and in assisting and stealing the ball. As a senior player, she played for the Kodak All-American First Team, USBWA All-American Second Team, USBWA All-American Second Team and AP All-American Second Team. For her tremendous performance, she was named as NCAA Mideast Region MVP for the 2004 NCAA tournament and was also selected as unanimous for All-Big Ten First Team in the year 2002, 2003 and 2004.
After retiring from the University of Minnesota, she was selected for the first round of 2004 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun. Whalen was even selected to play in the historic WNBA vs. USA Basketball game at the Radio City Music Hall in her rookie season. While playing from the Sun, she led her team to WNBA Finals in the first and second seasons. She was a really passionate about her game that she played in the 2005 finals in spite of being injured. For the first time in her career, she was chosen to the First Team All-WNBA. Linday signed a multi-year contract extension with the Minnesota Lynx prior playing with Los Angeles Sparks. While she was playing from Lynx, she led her team to its first WNBA Championship in the year 2011. In the fall of 2009, she got an invitation for the training camp of USA Basketball Women’s National Team. She was selected as a member of the National team where she got an opportunity to represent her country at the World Championships which was held in September and October 2010. With the proper guidance from the coach Geno Aurimma, the USA team continued to dominate with the victory over other teams. The national team got the victory with margins exceeding 20 points in the first five games. The team’s hard work was awarded with a win over the championship. In the championship, Lindsay was averaged with 5.9 points each game. She was chosen to compete at the 2012 Olympics by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection committee. Her performance in the Olympic was highly praised and earned her first Olympic medal.
Adding an essence to her personal life biography, her marital relationship status is married. She got married to her college boyfriend Ben Greve. The couple enrolled in the marital relation with the wedding ceremony conducted on October 6, 2007 in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Her husband Ben is a former golfer of University of Minnesota. Whalen is having good time with her husband as there is no news of divorce published in the media.
The highly talented basketball player, Lindsay Whalen is gorgeous lady. She has an exemplified height of 5 feet 9 inches and carries an average weight of 68 kg. As she is tall, her height is just perfect as a basketball player. There is not much information revealed about her body measurements size. However, 32 years age lady looks stunning when she exposes her beautiful pair of legs wearing the uniform of basketball team. Her exotic body looks even hot when she wears bikini. In fact, she is talented athlete who is blessed with gorgeous looks and body.
The renowned basketball player of USA national team must have earned huge amount of money from her sport career. But she hasn’t exposed her exact salary and net worth figure to the public. The talented player might certainly getting appropriate amount as she deserves. More additional information about her can be gathered from the various internet sites. Her brief bio is also available in the Wiki. Her fans can follow her on twitter @Lindsay_13 for her upcoming matches.