Lindsay Whalen

Position: Guard
Height:
5'9" / 175 cms
Weight:
169 lbs. / 77 kgs.
WNBA Team:
Minnesota Lynx
School:
University of Minnesota ‘04
Hometown:
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Twitter: @Lindsay_13

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2003 FIBA World Championship For Young Women (U21), 2002 World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Tournament (U20).
  • Named to the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp roster, but was competing in the WNBA Finals and unable to attend.
  • Played on a pair of USA junior teams in college and was called up to the USA National Team in 2008. Since then, she has helped the USA capture gold medals at the 2012 Olympics (8-0) and 2010 FIBA World Championship (9-0), while aiding the USA to an 10-1 exhibition record.
  • Ranked seventh among the 12-team field in London for field goal percentage (.533, 24-25 FGs).
  • Invited to attend the 2009 USA National Team’s fall training camp, but was unable to participate due to an injury (eye).
  • Member of the 2007-08 USA National Team and joined in on the USA's 2008 Chicago training camp, but was unable to participate in the Good Luck Beijing Tournament due to her European team commitments.
  • Member of the 2003 USA World Championship For Young Women (U21) Team that captured the gold medal with a 7-1 record in Sibenik, Croatia; helped the U.S. to a 4-0 record in exhibition play.
  • Member of the 2002 USA World Championship For Young Women Qualifying (U20) Team that finished with a 4-0 record and the gold medal in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. The squad also earned a pair of exhibition victories over the Brazil senior and young women national teams.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 4 by the Connecticut Sun in 2004, traded to the Minnesota Lynx on Jan. 12, 2010.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2008, 2011, 2013
  • All-WNBA second team: 2012
  • WNBA title: 2011
  • WNBA All-Star Game: 2006, 2011 (Also played as a member of the 2004 WNBA All-Star Team in an exhibition game against the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team and was on the WNBA team in the “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: Stars at the Sun” game on July 10, 2010.), 2013.
  • EuroLeague All-Star Games: 2008, 2009, 2010.
  • Helped the Lynx post a WNBA-best 26-8 record in 2013 and a second WNBA championship in three years.
  • Played in Europe since 2005-06 and spent her first two years with UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia), five seasons with ZVVZ USK Prague (Czech Republic) and played last season for Galatasaray (Turkey).
  • Runner-up for the 2008 WNBA MVP award.
  • Led the WNBA for assists in 2007 (5.0 apg.), 2011 (5.9 apg.) and 2012 (5.39 apg.).
  • Averaged 12.0 ppg., 3.8 apg. and 1.5 spg. during the 2011 WNBA playoffs to help lead Minnesota to the WNBA title.
  • Minnesota’s league-best 27-7 record in 2011 marked the second-largest turnaround in WNBA history after Minnesota
    finished 13-21 in 2010.
  • Aided the Sun to the WNBA Finals in 2004 and 2005.

Collegiate Notes:

  • In her four years, Minnesota compiled an 80-43 (.650) record, including 72-23 (.758) in her final three seasons, and reched three NCAA Tournaments, including the 2003 Sweet Sixteen and to Minnesota's first Final Four in history in 2004.
  • NCAA Tournament All-Regional (2002, 2003, 2004).
  • WBCA All-America first team and Associated Press second team (2003, 2004) .
  • USBWA All-America first team (2002, 2003) and seond team (2004).
  • Verizon Academic All-America third team (2003) and Academic All-Big Ten (2002, 2003, 2004).
  • Big Ten Player of the Year (2002), one of only three sophomores in conference history to earn the honor; All-Big Ten first team (2002, 2003, 2004) and All-Big Ten honorable mention (2001).
  • Became the fastest female Gopher to reach 1,000 career points after doing so in 51 games and lists as Minnesota's all-time career scoring leader with 2,285 points.
  • Was a member of the 2001 Big Ten All-Star Team toured France and Switzerland.

Personal Notes

  • Born Lindsay Marie Whalen on May 9, 1982, in Hutchinson, Minn.
  • Married former University of Minnesota All-American golfer Ben Greve on Oct. 6, 2008, in Hutchinson, Minn.
  • Daughter of Neil and Kathy Whalen, is the oldest of five children.
  • Majored in sports management.
  • First woman to be named the Minneapolis Star Tribune Sportsperson of the Year in 2004, beating out Cy Young award winner Johan Santana and NBA MVP Kevin Garnett.
  • Attended Hutchinson High School (Minn.), where she was a four-time All-Minnesota Conference selection and also earned all-conference honors in high school in tennis and track and field.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY
8/0
24-45
.533
0-4
.000
16-19
.842
23/2.9
64/8.0
19
0
8
2012 OLYx
5/2
23-37
.622
0-1
.000
9-14
.643
17/3.4
55/11.0
17
2
3
2010 WC
9/ 0
19- 39
.487
1- 5
.200
14- 21
.667
19/ 2.1
53/ 5.9
14
1
12
2010 WCx
4/ 2
16- 19
.842
2- 2
1.000
2- 4
.500
12/ 3.0
36/ 9.0
9
1
3
2008 WNT
2/ 0
9- 18
.500
1- 3
.333
5- 6
.833
13/ 6.5
24/ 12.0
5
0
2
2003 YW
8/ 0
10- 25
.400
3- 13
.231
4- 5
.800
11/ 1.4
27/ 3.4
7
0
6
2003 YWX
3/ 0
4- 8
.500
3- 4
.750
4- 4
1.000
7/ 2.3
15/ 5.0
6
0
2
2002 YWQ
4/ 0
10- 15
.667
2- 4
.500
8- 10
.800
7/ 1.8
30/ 7.5
17
0
11
2002 YWQX
2/ 0
4- 7
.571
0- 0
.---
7- 8
.875
2/ 1.0
15/ 7.5
4
1
4
Totals
45/ 4
119-213
.559
12- 36
.333
69- 91
.758
111/ 2.5
319/ 7.1
98
5
51

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
34/ 34
198- 407
.486
1- 9
.111
108- 138
.783
148/ 4.4
505/ 14.9
197
2
26
2012
33/33
148- 293
.505
13-26
.500
72-99
.727
137/ 4.2
381/ 11.5
178
6
23
2011
34/34
179- 350
.511
17- 42
.405
89-122
.730
119/ 3.5
464/ 13.6
199
5
37
2010
33/33
134- 327
.410
15- 66
.227
133- 148
.899
131/ 4.0
416/ 12.6
184
5
46
2009
34/34
141- 328
.430
22- 83
.265
115- 129
.891
156/ 4.6
419/ 12.3
156
5
43
2008
31/31
141- 306
.461
27- 80
.338
126- 157
.803
174/ 5.6
435/ 14.0
166
1
45
2007
34/34
156- 333
.468
18- 86
.209
124- 158
.785
162/ 3.8
454/ 13.4
169
3
73
2006
33/33
88- 226
.389
8- 62
.129
112- 124
.903
122/ 4.8
296/ 9.0
153
2
34
2005
34/34
135- 290
.466
16- 46
.348
125- 156
.801
128/ 3.8
411/ 12.1
172
2
42
2004
31/ 30
83- 183
.454
20- 57
.351
89- 122
.730
90/ 2.9
275/ 8.9
148
0
39
Totals
331/330
1403-3043
.461
157-557
.282
1093-1353
.808
1367/ 4.1
4056/ 12.3
1,722
31
408
 
Collegiate Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2004
27/ 27
185- 360
.514
40- 100
.400
144- 173
.832
138/ 5.1
554/ 20.5
145
0
52
2003
31/ 31
225- 412
.546
34- 105
.324
155- 183
.847
155/ 5.0
639/ 20.6
192
1
60
2002
30/ 30
245- 437
.561
30- 86
.349
147- 191
.770
166/ 5.5
667/ 22.2
159
7
81
2001
25/ 25
149- 313
.476
16- 53
.302
111- 151
.735
100/ 4.0
425/ 17.0
82
2
42
Totals
113/113
804-1522
.528
120-344
.349
557- 698
.798
559/ 4.9
2285/ 20.2
578
10
235