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History Maker Gala

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:30pm

Gorecki Dining and Conference Center, College of St. Benedict
37 South College Ave
Saint Joseph, MN 56374

$75 Members and $100 Nonmembers

Minnesota basketball superstar and University of Minnesota Women’s Basketball Coach Lindsay Whalen will headline the Stearns History Museum’s History Maker Gala on May 2, 2019.

It begins with a VIP reception and social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation. St. Cloud Times sports writer Tom Elliott will be on hand to facilitate Whalen’s presentation.

Originally from Hutchinson, Whalen is one of the most decorated athletes of all-time. As a University of Minnesota women’s basketball player, she became its all-time leading scorer in 2004. She finished her career with 2,285 points, the fifth-best in Big Ten history. She also holds Minnesota career records in points, scoring average, games in double figures, free throws made and free throw percentage. As a professional WBNA player, she was named Minnesota Sports Awards Professional Athlete of the Year (2018). She’s a four-time WNBA Champion (2017, 2015, 2013, 2011), and she became the first player in WNBA history with 5,000-plus points, 2,000-plus assists and 1,500-plus rebounds. She was named coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team in April 2018.

Whalen’s love of basketball began in a high school gymnasium. Her appearance will kick off a celebration and traveling exhibition of outstanding women athletes in Central Minnesota. The museum currently is gathering information on players, stories and artifacts for the exhibition. There’ll be more details to come. Contact the Museum directly with questions, athlete nominations or to contribute materials.

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