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Sue Bird

Category: NBA, Olympians, Women in Sports
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Biography:

From Olympic Gold Medals to rewriting the WNBA history books, Sports Motivational Speaker Sue Bird has dominated on the basketball court. Sue can’t get enough of the game and plays year round in the WNBA for the Seattle Storm and in the Russian Premier League for UMMC Ekaterinburg. She is one of only 9 women including Swin Cash, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore who have won an NCAA Championship, a WNBA Championship and an Olympic Gold Medal.

In 2015, Sue appeared in a print and TV marketing campaign for State Farm Insurance that also featured NBA greats John Stockton, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard. When she is not playing, Sue has worked as an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of WNBA and NCAA women’s basketball.

Sue had an incredible college career playing under legendary women’s coach Geno Auriemma at the University of Connecticut. UConn went 114-4 during Sue’s 4 years at the school. She helped lead the team to 2 National Championships in 2000 and in her senior season in 2002. She was a 3-time Nancy Liebermann Award winner as the best point guard in the nation from 2000-2002. She also won the Naismith Player of the Year Award during her senior season.

She was the best player heading into the 2002 WNBA Draft. The Seattle Storm were lucky enough to take Sue with the first pick in the draft and she has since become a centerpiece for the organization. She has made 8 All-Star appearances on her way to 2 WNBA Titles. As a member of the USA National Team, Sue helped the U.S. bring home the Gold Medal in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Off the court Sue is heavily involved in cancer research charities and is always giving back to her community. She won the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award in 2010 for her commitment to being a positive role model to young people in Seattle. She hosts basketball clinics for young members of the Boys and Girls Club and emphasizes the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle.