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Lindsay Whalen

first_imgLindsay Whalen took over coaching duties at the University of Minnesota for the women’s basketball team.  It is interesting, because she is still playing for the Lynx for the WNBA.   She will retire at the end of this 2018 season.  She is the career leader in the number of games won for an WNBA player.Lindsay is a native of Minnesota having played high school ball in Hutchinson, Minnesota.  She then led the University of Minnesota’s women’s program to national prominence.  During her playing career at Minnesota, attendance grew 10-fold from about 1,000 a game to 10,000 a game.After a very successful pro career she has returned to her home state, and in the the first game they played this year her team filled the field house to standing room only.  Women’s college basketball has grown under such greats as Sylvia Hatchel of North Carolina, Pat Summitt of Tennessee, Vivian Stringer of Rutgers, Tara Van Derveer of Stanford, and Muffet McGraw from Notre Dame.  Will Lindsay Whalen follow in their footsteps?last_img

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