Angel Reese Honored at the BET Awards

Angel Reese rookie headshot

WNBA star Angel Reese was awarded the “Sportswoman of the Year Award” at the BET Awards on June 30.

The Chicago Sky rookie, also known as the Bayou Barbie, has made an incredible journey from a standout collegiate basketball player at LSU to an exceptional professional athlete.

The other nominees for the award included WNBA star A’ja Wilson, tennis sensation Coco Gauff, Reese’s former LSU teammate Flau’jae Johnson, USC basketball star JuJu Watkins, tennis standout Naomi Osaka, gymnast Simone Biles, and track and field athlete Sha’Carri Richardson.

In her debut season with the Chicago Sky, she has already set records for the WNBA. Reese scored her tenth consecutive double-double in a single season and scored 10 points and six rebounds in the game against the Minnesota Lynx, surpassing the previous record set by Candace Parker in 2015. 

Her “Sportswoman of the Year Award” reflects more than just her dominance on the court. It also reflects her work off the court. Reese has been making moves, giving interviews in both the sports and business industries. She has also been featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition and Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 – Sports.

From her agility, scoring ability, and defensive prowess, Reese has rightfully earned this award and a spot among the top players of the WNBA.