Breanna “Stewie” Stewart
Breanna Stewart, #30 for the NY Liberty, is a winner. Capturing three championships in the span of one year, “Stewie” won titles in the WNBA, EuroLeague and an Olympic gold before earning her best title yet – mom. In one of the most high-profile free agency moves of the year, Stewie returned to her home state of New York and signed with the Liberty. In college, Stewie was a 4x NCAA Champion and 4x Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament – the first athlete of any gender to accomplish that feat. Transcendent and versatile, in 2016 Stewie was taken No. 1 overall by the Seattle Storm, was the youngest member of the USA Olympic gold medal winning squad in Rio and the WNBA unanimous Rookie of the Year. Continuing her dominance in 2018, Stewie swept WNBA Regular Season MVP, WNBA Finals MVP, and USA Basketball FIBA World Cup MVP in just 35 days. All told, she is a 2x Gold Medalist, 2x WNBA Champion and 4x WNBA All-Star.
Just as impressive off the court, Stewie fought adversity and successfully rehabbed from a season-ending achilles injury in 2019. During that time, she decided to freeze her eggs and fell in love with her now wife Marta, which ultimately led to their inspirational journey of becoming moms to Ruby through gestational surrogacy. Destigmatizing fertility conversations for sport and women in the workplace, Stewie shattered the notion that a woman cannot be the best player in the world and have a baby. In 2021, Stewie signed with PUMA in a groundbreaking deal that made her the highest paid footwear and apparel endorser in the WNBA, guaranteed her a signature shoe by 2022 and is paving the way for the next generation of stars. Known for her humble yet determined spirit, count on Stewie to continually defy expectations, and set records both in basketball and life.
Do you have any rituals that you do before a game?
Listen to Meek Mill
What is a hidden talent that you have?
What is your favorite part of the game?
Favorite places in the world to play?
How do you balance being a professional athlete with being a mom?
By having an amazing wife
How can sports continue to be more inclusive for the LGBTQIA+ communities?
Realizing that sports don’t have a gender.