Young Basketball Star Breanna Stewart: Focused on Career, Not Dating and Boyfriend? Family For Her Olympic Debut
Despite being aged twenty-four, Breanna Stewart is one of the most high-rated basketball players in WNBA today. It is evident from the proof that she was number one pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft. And yes she is focused on her career! She has just made her Olympic debut in Rio, 2016.
After making her Olympic debut in Rio 2016 Olympics, she has gone a long way and has achieved significant success in her career, but her personal life remains somewhat low-key.
Breanna, who was happily dating back a few years, seems to have gone silent now. Find out about her boyfriend and what the athlete is up to nowadays.!
Focused on her Career:
Breanna Steward has been deemed as one of the upcoming basketball stars and rightly so. Steward started playing basketball at a tender age. Well, she had it all to be a rebounder from her early childhood. She also had an appropriate height for the sport as she is six feet four inches tall.
She is probably the best prospect in women's college basketball. The reason behind it is she won three consecutive national championships along with three titles for the "National Player of the Year."
Breanna Steward, a senior All-American at the University of Connecticut, was also the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft in 2016. She said to ESPN in February 2016,
"Dribbling around the block definitely started things. It made me realize if I could get better at dribbling, I could get better at shooting and do other things that would make it tough to play against me. It separated me."
Breanna Steward also won ESPY Awards in 2016 as the Best Female Athlete during ESPN's annual ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. She successfully outgunned other nominees such as WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, swimmer Katie Ledecky, and world-leading gymnast Simone Biles.
ESPYS 2016 - Breanna Stewart Wins Best Female Athlete: Award-winning moment and speech in July 2016
Upon receiving the award, Stewart said,
"I'd like to thank my fans, my family, UConn, my coaches and all my teammates. I'd also like to thank ESPN and the media. During my time in college, I received much media attention. I am grateful for that."
Mentioned Boyfriend Once, No Time For Dating Now?
Breanna is silent about her dating life nowadays, but there used to be a time when the basketball star flaunted her love life openly on social media. She often boasted her boyfriend on Twitter while also joking about her dating life.
Back in August 2013, she stated in a tweet that she had got two e-mails from the farmers only dating site. Breanna wrote on 16 August 2013,
“@Joce_Ford03: Just got 2 emails from the farmers only dating site... Idk really what else to say.”
The athlete had also posted several tweets mentioned a guy, who went by the name "Novas Finest 22" on Twitter, as her boyfriend. Breanna shared a photo of an African-American man on 4 July 2014, calling him as her boyfriend.
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Breanna Stewart shares the picture of her boyfriend in 2014 (Photo: Breanna Stewart's Twitter)
However, the relationship didn't last long as the pair is no longer together.
Further, there have been no rumors about Steward dating someone, neither has she shown any interest in talking about any possible boyfriend. The reason behind it might be her busy career and schedule.
Family on Olympics Debut, Childhood Molestation Trauma
Breanna Steward at home with her parents, Heather and Brian, and her brother, Conor in 2010 (Source: syracuse.com)
Brian Steward along with his wife, Heather, and their son, Conor, was set to board a flight from Syracuse to Rio on Aug 11, all to watch Breanna represent her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Brian expressed his happiness in July this year via a cell phone conversation. He said:
"A couple of things made it easier, we have to pay for it, but we're staying on a cruise ship for guests and athletes. Breanna and the athletes are on one cruise ship, we're on another one. And USA Basketball is arranging airfare for us. They're getting that all settled up."
Breanna was molested as a child by a person, who lived in one of her relatives' house. The player, who spent most of her nights at her relatives' would often be touched in her private parts by a construction worker. The molester was arrested once she revealed his misconduct to her parents, but the trauma remains.
Breanna, who opened up during the Me Too Movement mentioned that she still feels uncomfortable talking about the childhood incident and experience the same mental trauma which she felt during the time while talking to someone close to her.
Breanna's Short Bio:
Breanna Mackenzie Stewart (born August 27, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Seattle Storm, WNBA franchise, and also USA national team. Stewart attended Cicero-North Syracuse High School (C-NS) in Cicero, New York, where she played basketball and was popular among her collogues due to her wingspan.
Lots of awards and titles were won by her during her collegiate career and before as well. This includes "Associated Press Player of the Year(2016), "Naismith Trophy Winner (2016)" and " USBWA Player of the Year (2015). She recently made her debut in Rio Olympics against Spain and scored nine points in the game.
Further, she was also named as the "Female Athlete of the Year" in 2018, which is a big accomplishment for the athlete.