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More History for Plum! Husky Great Leads Aces to First WNBA Championship

Sep 18, 2022

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – One of the most decorated players in Washington women's basketball history added to her legacy Sunday as Kelsey Plum helped the Las Vegas Aces win their first WNBA Championship. She became the second Husky to win the WNBA's top prize, joining Sami Whitcomb, who won a championship with the Seattle Storm in 2018.
2022 was Plum's best professional season yet – one that featured All-Star MVP honors and All-WNBA First-Team recognition amidst averaging the second-most points per game during the regular season (20.2). With Sunday's championship, she accomplished another first after she led the United States to a gold medal in the first-ever women's 3x3 tournament at last summer's Olympic Games.
Plum began her professional journey as the only Husky to be selected first overall in the WNBA Draft and has since been named WNBA Comeback Player of the Year and Sixth Woman of the Year. She remains the NCAA's all-time leading scorer with 3,527 points.