Have you ever seen a great player in the sport who seems to be born to excel in a particular game? There may be many who have demonstrated excellence, strong affiliation, and talent for a sport, but there is another group that is simply synonymous with the sport they play; who have distinguished themselves from the others through training, dedication, and discipline. One athlete in the latter category is Kelsey Plum. She plays as a point guard for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
A look at some of her outstanding records will convince you that she is indeed an outstanding athlete. She has the honor of being the greatest scorer in the history of NCAA women’s basketball and the first Pac-12 player, male or female, to score 3,000 points.
Another thing that is important for the dark one besides playing basketball is using her status to make a difference, especially among women. One way to achieve this is to try to convince people that women are just as capable as men, including in basketball. She proves this by repeatedly setting extraordinary records, sometimes far beyond those of her male colleagues.
With an understanding of the game that goes beyond her years, Kelsey can take on any team or player on the court. Her shooting technique has been compared to that of NBA players like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Kelsey Plum may seem to have her moment, but one thing is certain, the star player is just starting out. Read everything you ever wanted to know about her private life.
Kelsey Plum Bio, Ethnicity
Kelsey was born on 24 August 1994 in Poway, California. She belongs to the North American ethnic group and has American citizenship. The point guard is the daughter of Katie and Jim Plum. Her athletic family is led by a father who played college football and baseball at San Diego State University and a mother who played volleyball at the University of California, Davis.
Kelsey Plum has two older sisters, Kaitlyn and Lauren, who also play sports themselves. Both followed in their mother’s footsteps and played volleyball; while Kaitlyn supposedly replaced her mother on the UC Davis courts, the latter played volleyball for both the University of Oregon and the U.S. national junior team. The youngest in the sports family is a boy named Daniel, who takes after his father and plays college football.
However, the star chose a very different path than the rest of the family who chose a career in basketball. However, her choice of sport is not the only way she is different from her sisters. Kelsey attended a different high school, La Jolla Country Day School, than Poway High School, which she attended. In her high school career, she proved that she was on the right track as she received numerous awards and recognitions.
Kelsey Plum took part in most of her team’s games and was named McDonald’s All-American. She led her team to four section titles and the 2012 CIF Division IV State Championship and was also recognized as the best female high school basketball player in California and named Ms. Basketball by CalHiSports.
After establishing herself as an indispensable member of a basketball team, Kelsey Plum was inundated with offers from colleges to have her on their team. She eventually settled at Washington University, where she played college basketball for the four years she would study there.
In her first year at college, she earned a rare title for a freshman when she was named captain of the team. Kelsey, in turn, lived up to expectations; she set six Washington records in her freshman year and was named “Freshman of the Year” for the Pac-12 conference. Kelsey maintained her winning streak and excellent form throughout her career in Huskies.
In her senior year, she became one of five players in women’s college basketball who were selected as Associated Press All-American First Teamer – her choice was unanimous. Her other achievements in sports history include 2017 Pac 12 Player of the Year, the first Husky to be named AP Player of the Year in Women’s College Basketball, 2016 Wooden Award All-American, 2017 (Naismith Award, Wade Trophy, Dawn Staley, Seattle Female Sports Star of the Year) among other unlisted awards.
With 3,527 points (average 25.4 ppg) and an assistant total of 519 points, she finished her college career as the best scorer in NCAA Division I ever. She also set the NCAA Single Season Scoring Record with 1,109 points (both in the men’s and women’s categories) in 2016-17. After an extremely successful college career, Kelsey was drafted into the WNBA by the San Antonio Stars after a first overall selection. She made her professional debut on May 25, 2017.
Who’s Her Boyfriend, Is She Gay?
While there are a number of gay couples in the sports world, and the WNBA is no different, the Ace Point Guard is definitely not paired as one, not as far as we know. However, she is dedicated to women’s studies and is a strong advocate for women in sports, while claiming that women are just as capable as men.
Kelsey strives to change people’s perception of what it means to be a woman and play basketball. Her seemingly feminist disposition may have given rise to speculation about her sexual orientation. Since she has not expressed any opinion on this, it can be assumed that she is heterosexual until she claims otherwise. In the meantime, the superstar is not yet romantically involved with anyone.
Kelsey Plum’s Height and Weight
It is quite obvious that Plum has retained fine physical attributes over the years that have helped her career. Although there is speculation about other details of her body measurements, it is known that the productive basketball player is 1.80 m tall and weighs 66 kg.