WNBA champion, gold medalist Breanna Stewart becomes a mom

WNBA champion, gold medalist Breanna Stewart becomes a mom
Breanna Stewart (10) helped Team USA win a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Games two days before she welcomed baby daughter Ruby. File Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 16 (UPI) -- WNBA star Breanna Stewart recently added another accomplishment to her impressive year: becoming a mother. Stewart announced the arrival of her daughter Ruby on Monday, a week after she led Team USA to a gold medal.

Stewart and her wife, Spanish basketball player Marta Xargay, announced the birth through a documentary produced by the new media company TOGETHXR, and Bleacher Report.


"We kept this a secret for like 40 weeks," Stewart said in the documentary.

Ruby Mae Stewart Xargay was born Aug. 9 in Boise, two days after Team USA beat Japan in the gold medal game in Tokyo. Stewart recorded 14 points and 14 rebounds in the win.

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"I had the idea [that] her middle name should be Tokyo," Stewart said jokingly.

Stewart froze her eggs in 2019, after she sustained a season-ending Achilles' rupture. The couple used a surrogate, which allowed Stewart to keep playing.

Stewart proposed to Xargay in May. They married in July.

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The 2018 WNBA MVP was named WNBA Finals MVP for her role in the Seattle Storm's title run in October. She also won EuroLeague and Russian League titles in April. Stewart led the Storm to the WNBA Commissioner's Cup title four days after she won gold in Tokyo.


"I hope this continues to show people there is no perfect way to find love or create a family," Stewart said. "We are just looking forward to continue to write our story, with a baby."

Stewart entred the WNBA as one of the most-decorated college players in history. She won four national titles and was a four-time winner of the NCAA tournament's Most Outstanding Player award under coach Geno Auriemma at UConn.

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She also was a three-time College National Player of the Year. She joined the Storm as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft. Stewart won her first gold medal with Team USA at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Stewart's Storm face the New York Liberty in another WNBA regular season game at 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Team USA members pose with their gold medals after the awards ceremony on August 8, where United States was awarded the gold medal, Japan the silver, and France the bronze. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI | License Photo

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