MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rebekkah Brunson is the first Minnesota Lynx player to be named Western Conference player of the month.

Brunson led the WNBA with 11.7 rebounds per game in the month of June and also averaged 12.1 points to help the Lynx get off to a franchise-best 6-3 start.

Brunson tied a league mark with six straight double-doubles, highlighted by 22 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Seattle on June 9.

She received the honor Wednesday.

Brunson says it is an honor to be recognized as the conference’s top player for the month of June. She says the team success the Lynx are enjoying makes it even better.

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