After winning back to back undefeated national championships in 2009 & 2010 at UCONN and captaining the team that set the NCAA record for most games won in a row (90), Maya was the NCAA Academic All-American of the Year and drafted #1 by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 WNBA Draft.
As 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year and an All-Star starter, it was only five months after graduating from college that she helped her team capture the franchise’s first WNBA Championship. That Spring, with Ros Casares Valencia, Spain she added Euroleague Champion and Spanish League Champion to her resume. Then, in the summer of 2012 she captured Olympic gold with Team USA. After a second visit to the WNBA Finals, Maya joined the Shanxi Flame in China where she led the team to its first ever WBCA championship title.
In 2013 Maya captured her second WNBA Championship, leading the Lynx in a sweep of the WNBA Finals where she was awarded the Finals MVP.
Maya has continued to excel in 2014, she lead the WNBA in scoring (23.9 ppg), had a WNBA-record 12 30+ point games and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. Maya also captured gold with Team USA at the 2014 World Championships and was named MVP.
Armed with fire, polish and integrity, Maya is Generation Next; repping the Jordan Brand and chosen by Michael himself, she is the game’s most amplified crossover star.
2014 FIBA World Championship MVP
2014 FIBA World Championship Gold Medal
2014 WNBA MVP
2014 First Team All-WNBA
2014, 2013, 2011 WNBA All-Star Starter
2013 WNBA Finals MVP
2013, 2011 WNBA Champion
2013 WNBA First Team Selection
2012 Olympic Gold Medal
2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year
#1 Overall Pick 2011 WNBA Draft
1st Female basketball player to sign w/ Jordan Brand
UCONN’s all-time leading scorer
4x NCAA All-‐American
3x Wade Trophy Winner*
3x Academic All-American
2x Academic All-American of the Year
3x ESPY Award Winner
2 NCAA Championships
2x John R. Wooden Award Winner
2x Honda Award Winner
2x Honda-Broderick Cup winner**
*only player, male or female, ever to receive 3 or more times.
**2nd woman to ever receive 2 or more times.