Holmes Named Hank O’Donnell Female Athlete of the Year

Atlanta Dream guard Bria Holmes has been named the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Hank O’Donnell Female Athlete of the Year.

The Dream’s 2016 first round pick out of West Virginia was the first Connecticut native taken in the first round of the WNBA draft. The three-time first-team All-Big 12 selection finished her Mountaineer career with 2,001 points, third-most in program history.

As a rookie, Holmes played in 33 games, starting 10 and averaging 7.5 points a game. She has spent the WNBA offseason playing for Bnot Maccabi Ramat Gan in the Israeli Div. I women’s professional league.

She will be honored at the 76th Gold Key Dinner on April 30 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut.

The Dream home opener is scheduled for Sunday, May 21 against the visiting Chicago Sky. Season, group and flex plan tickets are available now. For more information, visit atlantadream.net or call 877.977.7729.

The Atlanta Dream, who is celebrating its 10th season in the WNBA in 2017, will play its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus. Atlanta has qualified for the playoffs seven times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.