Suzanne Brigit Bird, aka Sue Bird, was drafted by the Storm first overall in the 2002 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft. She held a front office position for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets as their Basketball Operations Associate. In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In her senior year at undefeated UConn in 2002, she won the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award as College Player of the Year. She finished her UConn career ranked first in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, second in assists and steals, and as a three-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation, while leading her team to a record of 114–4.
Sue has won a joint-record 4 WNBA championships with the Storm, 4 Olympic gold medals, 2 NCAA Championships with UConn, and 4 FIBA World Cups. She is one of only 11 women to attain all four accolades. She is also a five-time EuroLeague Champion. During her WNBA career, she has been selected to eleven WNBA All-Star teams and eight All-WNBA teams. Additionally, in 2011, she was voted by fans as one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time and was voted into the WNBA Top 20@20 as one of the league’s top 20 players of all time.