Lindsay Whalen at a glance

Born: May 9, 1982.

High school: Hutchinson. Three-time all-Missota Conference selection; second-team All-Metro as junior and third-team as senior. Scored 1,996 points in high school career.

Gophers career

Honors: First-team Kodak All-America (2003 and 2004), first team All-Big Ten (2002, 2003, 2004).

NCAA tournament: Gophers played in 10 NCAA tournament games in 2002, 2003 and 2004, reaching the Final Four in 2004. Whalen averaged 20.2 points per game in the 10 games.

Gopher career rankings: Points (2nd), scoring average (2nd), games in double figures (2nd), field goals (fourth), FG percentage (third), free throws (second), FT percentage (third), assists (2nd), steals (sixth), consecutive games started (fourth).

WNBA highlights

Drafted: 1st round (4th overall) by Connecticut in 2004.

Acquired by Lynx on Jan. 12, 2010.

Career so far: 448 games, 5,341 points, 11.9 scoring average.

Career playoff totals: 81 games, 944 points, 11.7 points per game.

Honors: All-WNBA first team: 2008, 2011, 2013. All-WNBA second team: 2012, 2014.


Team USA/Olympic: Member of gold medal team at World Championships in 2010 and 2014; member of gold medal team at Olympics in 2012 and 2016.

Overseas: Russia (2006-2008), Czech Republic (2007-2012), Turkey (2012-13), Russia (2013-14), Turkey (2014-15).

Joel Rippel