At age 29, Breanna Stewart already has a stacked resume. With two Olympic gold medals, three FIBA World Cup golds, two WNBA championships, two WNBA MVPs and four NCAA championships and tournament MVPs, there aren't many goals she hasn't accomplished. Now, Stewart is poised to take on a key role and lead Team USA to an eighth-straight gold in women's basketball this summer in Paris.

Learn more about the New York Liberty star here.

Athlete bio

How old is Breanna Stewart?

Breanna Stewart is 29 years old and was born on August 27, 1994.

Where is Breanna Stewart from?

Breanna Stewart is from North Syracuse, New York. Her parents are Heather and Brian Stewart and she has a younger brother named Conner.

When did Breanna Stewart start playing basketball?

Breanna Stewart started playing basketball seriously in eighth grade. Before that, she would follow her father to their downtown YMCA when he would play, and credits him as the person who got her interested in the sport.

How tall is Breanna Stewart?

Breanna Stewart is 6-foot-4 and her wingspan is 7-foot-1.

Is Breanna Stewart married?

Breanna Stewart is married to Marta Xargay, a former professional basketball player and Olympic silver medalist with Spain. The two met while they were playing together overseas in Kursk, Russia, and got married right before the Tokyo Olympics. They welcomed their daughter, Ruby, right after the Tokyo Games and their son, Theo, in October 2023.


What is Breanna Stewart’s Nickname?

Breanna Stewart’s nickname is "Stewie."

What are some fun facts about Breanna Stewart?

  • One of Breanna Stewart’s fun skills is juggling. She started with tennis balls, but has graduated to juggling basketballs.
  • Breanna Stewart is interested in fashion, describes her style as “comfy casual” and estimates that she has 100 pairs of shoes with an entire closet dedicated to her collection
  • Breanna Stewart is one of eleven athletes that have captured an Olympic gold medal, FIBA World Cup gold medal, WNBA championship and NCAA championship

Career highlights

Where did Breanna Stewart go to college?

Breanna Stewart played basketball at the University of Connecticut, where she led the Huskies to win the national championship in each of her four years. She finished her career at UConn as the all-time leader in blocked shots, second on the all-time points scored list with 2,676 and became the only player in NCAA history to record at least 400 blocked shots and 400 assists.

What awards did Breanna Stewart win in college?

Breanna Stewart won a plethora of awards during her time at UConn. She won the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player award in all four seasons she played and won the Naismith College Player of the Year and Associated Press Player of the Year awards three consecutive times each from 2014-2016. She is also a two-time Wade Trophy Winner and John R. Wooden Award winner in 2015 and 2016.

When was Breanna Stewart drafted?

Breanna Stewart was the first overall pick in the 2016 WNBA when she was picked by the Seattle Storm.

How many championships has Breanna Stewart won?

Breanna Stewart is a two-time WNBA champion with the Seattle Storm after victories in 2018 and 2020, capturing the Finals MVP award both times.

How many MVP’s has Breanna Stewart won?

Breanna Stewart has won the WNBA MVP award twice, in 2018 and 2023. She is also a five-time WNBA All-Star, five-time All-WNBA 1st team and two-time All-Defensive 1st team winner. She was also awarded Rookie of the Year after her first season in 2016.

How many gold medals does Breanna Stewart have?

Breanna Stewart has won the Olympic gold medal at the Rio and Tokyo Games, as well as three FIBA World Championship gold medals in 2014, 2018, and 2022.

The road to Paris

Is Breanna Stewart going to the Paris Olympics? 

Breanna Stewart will feature on the USA women’s basketball team as they attempt to take home the gold. This will be her third straight Olympic games.

How is Breanna Stewart playing in 2024?

Breanna Stewart is having a strong start to the 2024 season following her MVP award and Finals appearance in 2023. As of June 7, she has driven the New York Liberty to second place in the WNBA, leading the team in points per game (19.9), rebounds per game (9.8) and steals per game (1.9).

In her own words

Breanna Stewart on her first Olympic memory

Four or eight was probably when I really paid attention. I remember being at my grandma’s house and watching the basketball on TV…shortly after that I became a part of USA Basketball for the junior team and realized, you know, maybe this could be a goal of mine, one day to play (at) the Olympics.

Breanna Stewart on her hometown’s influence

To grow up in North Syracuse shaped me as an athlete because I continue to remain humble and remember where I came from and realized that I kind of created a new path for women's basketball, especially North Syracuse.

Breanna Stewart on being a mom

It’s just like a constant fight, but so much love… I know that the moment I walk into the house, they're looking up to me as well. And to see me on the biggest stage representing the United States, I think that there's nothing like it… And I talked about the younger generation being able to look up and see what I can do. But now also, Ruby and Theo can see that and realize that anything is possible.

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