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Rebekkah Brunson

Rebekkah Brunson wearing a Troo Human shirt and red bandana.

Rebekkah Brunson, Minnesota Lynx, Assistant Coach. Circa 2022. Photo courtesy of Rebekkah Brunson.

Rebekkah Brunson is an American basketball assistant coach with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Rebekkah is a former forward for the Lynx and is the only player to win five WNBA championships. Rebekkah previously held the WNBA record for rebounding. Rebekkah was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Oxon Hill High School in Maryland. Rebekkah graduated from Georgetown University in 2004 as the women’s basketball program’s all-time leading rebounder. Rebekkah also played on the U.S. team in the 2003 Pan American Games.

Rebekkah established and currently manages the 32 Foundation (named for her jersey number), which sponsors academic and athletic opportunities for youth in the metropolitan DC area. Rebekkah and wife Bobbi Jo Lamar Brunson welcomed their son Graham Matteo Lamar Brunson to the world on September 29, 2018.

Rebekkah and her wife own and operate Sweet TrooVī. Sweet TrooVī began as a Belgian waffle food truck inspired by Rebekkah’s experience playing professional basketball in Belgium and has since evolved into a mission-driven company offering authentic liege waffles and gourmet plant-based cookies distributed at both local and national levels.

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