On Wednesday night, former Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen was named Minnesota’s Professional Athlete of the Year.
Whalen retired this summer after 15 WNBA seasons and while it wasn’t her best statistical season, Whalen ended as the WNBA’s all-time winningest player. She left not only an incredible legacy in basketball for the state of Minnesota, but world wide. Whalen captured four WNBA Championships and two Olympic Gold Medals.
Whalen was not able to attend the ceremony held at U.S. Bank Stadium due to her duties as head coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team.
But there on her behalf was Danielle Robinson, the player who will replace Whalen as the Lynx’s starting point guard moving forward.