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Ladies You Should Know: Celebrating the 2023 WNBA Season Record Breakers. It's Time to Get #Femmespired!
"It's not about how big you are.
What matters is... how big you play."
- Skylar Diggins-Smith
Since the regular 2023 WNBA season is over, it seemed only fitting to share some of the top record breaking players of this year. Many of these names never made it to the playoffs, but still others have even more to showcase. Since the league is also in a record breaking year of viewership with a 27% increase in views from last year alone and the highest number of unique views for the season since 2008- it seemed like a perfect time to brag and promote some of the most outstanding ladies and performances in the WNBA this year.
Like Rhyne Howard of the Atlanta Dream, who at just 23 years old scored a historic 36 points and eight 3-pointers- both of which are league records for a postseason debut.
The Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas completed a record six triple-doubles and broke the single-season record for total assists with 316.
Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury became the first player in WNBA history to score 10,000 career points.
After just five seasons, the Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson became the fastest player to reach 3,500 points, 1,500 rebounds and 300 blocks.
Sabrina Ionescu of the New York Liberty set the record with 128 3-pointers made in a regular season.
The Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd set a WNBA single-season record with 939 points. She also broke the new record for most points scored in an All-Star game with 31 points and earned herself the MVP trophy in the 2023 All-Star weekend for team Stewart.
The Liberty’s Breanna Stewart had a WNBA record of six games with at least 40 points.
The New York Liberty’s Courtney Vandersloot also broke a record for a single season with 300 assists.
With all these record breaking numbers in player performance and game viewership, the WNBA is clearly on an upswing. I can’t wait to see what happens during the remainder of the 2023 WNBA Playoffs and future seasons to come. It’s time to get #femmespired!
- contributed by Tiffany Grand
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