2015 IMPACT25 Athlete: Breanna Stewart


"Whether it's shooting a jump shot or getting a rebound, I'm not thinking, 'Oh, I've got to make this so we win the game.' I'm thinking, 'I'm making it.' It's the confidence level I've always had, and I've built it as I've gained success on the court." -- Breanna Stewart

Connecticut's star forward has had a brilliant 2015. Breanna Stewart became the ninth Huskie to score 2,000 career points, and she racked up her second Player of the Year title, among other accolades.

And yet, basketball fans are salivating over the promise of 2016, especially in Seattle, where the Storm have the first pick of the WNBA draft.

Seattle coach Jenny Boucek confirmed she'll use the pick to snag Stewart, who can play the whole court.

Before Stewart heads West, though, she has unfinished business: She'll aim to lead her Huskies to an unprecedented fourth NCAA championship, and land herself a possible spot on the Olympic team.

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The IMPACT25 is espnW's annual list of the 25 athletes and influencers who have made the greatest impact for women in sports. Explore the 2015 list at espnW.com/IMPACT25.