Breanna Stewart

Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6-4
Weight: 175 lbs.
School: University of Connecticut ‘16
Hometown: North Syracuse, N.Y.
Twitter: @bre_stewart30

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship MVP and All-Tornament Team, 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship MVP, 2011 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year, 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship All-Tournament Team.
  • Gold Medals: 2011 & 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships, 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • The youngest of six current collegiate athletes who participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
  • One of three athletes compete on two USA U19 World Championship Teams (Alexis Jones, Morgan Tuck).
  • Has won five gold medals and an overall record of 35-1 at age-based FIBA World (U17, two U19s) and FIBA  Americas Championships (U16, U18), whlie also helping those teams to an overall 6-1 exhibition record.
  • Earned MVP honors at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Klaipeda and Panavezys, Lithuania; among the 16-team field ranked fourth for scoring (16.9 ppg.), second for free throw percentage (.897) and first for 3-point field goal percentage (.583).
  • Was the youngest member and only high school athlete on the 2011 USA Pan American Games Team (2-2), becoming just the second high school basketball player to ever compete for the USA at the Pan Am Games; started all four games and averaged team-highs of 15.3 ppg., 11.3 rpg. and 1.1 bpg. Among all participants in the eight-nation field, ranked fifth for scoring, second for rebounding, third for field goal percentage (.500), and first for free throw percentage (.885) and blocked shots.

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2012-13, aided Connecticut to a 35-4 record and the 2013 NCAA National Championship.
  • Averaged 20.8 ppg. and 2.6 rpg., while shooting a team-best 56.3 percent (40-71 FGs) from the field and 60.0 percent (9-15 3pt FGs) from 3-point in her five NCAA Tournament games.
  • In the 2013 national semifinal game against Notre Dame, scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from 3-point, to go along with five rebounds and four blocked shots.
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2013), the fourth freshman in history to earn the honor, and NCAA Regional MOP (2013).
  • Full Court Press Freshman All-American first team (2013).
  • All-Big East Conference honorable mention (2013), Big East All-Freshman Team (2013) and Big East All-Tournament Team (2013).

Personal Notes

  • Born on Aug. 27, 1994 in Syracuse, N.Y., and goes by the nicknames of “Bre,” “6-10” and “Stewie.”
  • Daughter of Heather and Brian Stewart; has one brother, Conor.
  • Aunt Casey Villarreal is in the U.S. Army Reserves.
  • Is a scholar athlete and member of her school's honor roll, as well as the recipient of the Outstanding Character Award.
  • Has volunteered locally on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House, the March of Dimes, the North Syracuse Optimist Girls Basketball Program and a youth literacy-outreach program.
  • Started playing basketball in the second or third grade.
  • Played five varsity seasons at Cicero-North Syracuse High School (N.Y.), where she played in 119 games and compiled 2,367 points, 1,389 rebounds, 337 assists, 325 steals and 634 blocks to help her teams capture the 2011 and 2012 New York Class AA state titles.
  • Finished her prep career as the all-time leading scorer for New York’s Section III.
  • Gatorade, USA Today, Parade Magazine, McDonald’s and WBCA National Player of the Year; Naismith Trophy winner and Morgan Wootten Player of the Year (2012).
  • Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2011, 2012).

Inside Scoop

  • Most memorable moment from the 2012 Olympics: “Even though all of the players were professional athletes, seeing the experience of winning and going after a gold medal was exciting and enjoyable to watch.”
  • Majoring in: undecided.
  • Has post-basketball ambitions of: to get a job in whatever major she decides to pursue.
  • If she could drive anything, it would be: a Range Rover.
  • Currently drives: a Honda CRV.
  • Favorite Twitter account to follow: @_bonnbonn.
  • Top five movies of all time: Coach Carter, Love & Basketball, The Harry Potter Series, Remember the Titans, and Taken.
  • Favorite non-sports magazine: People.
  • Favorite sports magazine: ESPN.
  • Has: two dogs named Reggie and Carlos.
  • Favorite app: Twitter or Instagram.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite basketball team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
  • Most played song on her iPod: “Girls Love” by Beyonce.
  • Most impressive person ever met: her parents because “they are great people and are always looking out for the best interest of my brother and me.”
  • This right-hander wears No. 30 because she’s had it since high school.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: shopping, going to the movies and spending time with friends and family.
  • Most people don’t know: she is telepathic :-)
  • Has traveled numerous times outside the United States with USA Basketball.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013 U19
9/ 9
56- 110
.509
14- 24
.583
26- 29
.897
56/ 6.2
152/ 16.9
13
12
15
2013 U19X
3/ 3
12- 34
.353
1- 10
.100
6- 7
.857
17/ 5.7
31/ 10.3
2
4
2
2012 U18
5/ 2
27- 50
.540
6- 13
.462
10- 15
.667
39/ 7.8
70/ 14.0
9
9
7
2011 PAG
4/ 4
19- 38
.500
0- 1
.000
23- 26
.885
45/ 11.3
61/ 15.3
5
9
5
2011 U19
9/ 3
36- 77
.468
0- 0
.---
29- 39
.744
66/ 7.3
101/ 11.2
8
15
10
2011 U19X
1/ 1
5- 8
.625
0- 0
.---
1- 1
1.000
7/ 7.0
11/ 11.0
1
5
0
2010 U17
8/ 8
40- 70
.571
0- 1
.000
22- 38
.579
60/ 7.5
102/ 12.8
11
18
12
2010 U17X
3/ 2
12- 25
.480
0- 0
.---
9- 16
.563
16/ 5.3
33/ 11.0
1
6
7
2009 U16
5/ 5
19- 36
.528
0- 3
.000
10- 13
.769
18/ 3.6
48/ 9.6
2
7
7
Totals
47/33
226- 448
.504
21- 52
.404
136- 184
.739
324/ 6.9
609/ 13.0
52
75
65

College Statistics:
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012-13
36/14
191- 376
.508
28- 84
.333
87- 112
.777
229/ 6.4
497/ 13.8
35
74
41