Lindsay Whalen Biography

Lindsay Whalen is an American basketball player who was born on May 9, 1982 in Hutchinson,Minnesota. Her parents were Neil and Kathy Whalen. She is a professional player in the WNBA. Whalen Married to Ben Greve on October 6th 2007 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Minn. Her husband was a former All-American golfer of University of Minnesota. They are still living together but haven’t got a child yet. It seems they are still going well and yet no rumors of divorce. Whalen was the first woman to be awarded with Minneapolis Star Tribune Sportsperson of the Year. In addition, she was also named as Sportsperson of the year by the St.Paul Pioneer Press.

She attained at Hutchinson High School and became four –time honorable mention all-state. She was placed 13th nationally with her club team after she won the state title. Futhermore,she also won the gold medal while playing for Young Women Qualifying team in 2002 during USA World Championship. She started her college career by joining the University of Minnesota women’s basketball program. In January 25, 2004 she became a leading scorer for Minnesota’s playing against Michigan State and breaking a record of Wade Trophy Winner Carol Ann Shudlick. Additionally, she also became twice Wade Trophy Finalist  and two times Naismith Award Finalist during   2003 and 2004. She was honored with All-American honors in different seasons for three times. She won the Fast Break Club Award of 2002 and 2004 and became Academic All-Big Ten for three times. On January 2005 during the ceremony of the University of Minnesota at Williams  Arena she was given a jersey number 13.

Whalen began her career of WNBA by playing for Connecticut Sun after she was selected by the team in 2004. She brought her team to the finals during the rookie season. In 2008 she took her young team to the 2nd place in the Eastern Conference and  became the MVP runner-up and was choosen for the first time in her career as a First Team All-WNBA. In 2010 January she signed a contract deal with the team Minnesota Lynx and later was invited to play for USA Basketball Women’s National Team. While playing for USA Basketballl Women’s National Team she earned her first gold medal at the FIBA World Championships at Prague. Soon after a year in 2011 she led Lynx to win first WNBA Championship. Later she was named as a First Team All-WNBA again for the second time. In 2012 Olympics she won her first Olympic medal and led her team to win all eight games they played. She was praised for her incredible performance.