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Lindsay Whalen        

Guard for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA

Lindsay Whalen is a basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), and for AGÜ Spor of Eurobasket.

During high school, Whalen was a four-time All-Minnesota Conference pick and led her team to three consecutive conference basketball championships.

In college, she played for the University of Minnesota women's basketball program. Whalen holds Minnesota career records in points, scoring average, games in double figures, free throws made and free throw percentage. Whalen is also among the top ten in field goals made, field goal attempts, field goal percentage, three-pointers made, three-pointers attempted, three-point field goal percentage, free throws attempted, assists and steals. Whalen shares Minnesota's single-game record for free throw percentage (14–14 vs. Creighton on 12/4/03) and is the only four-time team MVP in school history.

She was a two-time Wade Trophy Finalist (2003, 2004) and a two-time Naismith Award Finalist (2003, 2004). As a senior, Whalen was a Kodak All-American First Team, made the USBWA All-American Second Team, USBWA All-American Second Team and AP All-American Second Team. She was the first Golden Gopher to earn All-American honors in three different seasons and led Minnesota to its first-ever Final Four appearance in 2004, one of three straight NCAA Tournament appearances for Minnesota. The program had been to the tournament just once before her arrival.

In the postseason, Whalen was named NCAA Mideast Region MVP for the 2004 NCAA tournament and was a unanimous selection for All-Big Ten First Team in 2004, 2003 and 2002. She was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2004, 2003, 2002), won the 2004 and 2002 Fast Break Club Award. As a junior, she was a Kodak All-American First Team, USBWA All-American First Team and an AP All-American Second Team.

Whalen began her pro career as a point guard for the Connecticut Sun. She has won World and Olympic titles with the United States women's national basketball team, as well as four WNBA titles with the Minnesota Lynx.


Lindsay Whalen returns to Lynx practice, ready for playoffs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Lindsay Whalen broke her left hand, the Minnesota Lynx were 20-2 and steamrolling the rest of the WNBA. They went 4-5 in the first nine games without their Olympian point guard, and though Whalen's absence may not have been entirely to blame for the late-season swoon, there were plenty  ...
Lindsay Whalen wins at place she started career
Whalen launched her hoops career at the University of Minnesota.

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