There are a litany of places in the history of Minnesota basketball that Lindsay Whalen will forever be immortalized.
One can add her high school alma mater of Hutchinson High School to that list.
This past Tuesday, a ceremony was held to honor the renaming of the indoor gymnasium after Whalen. While at Hutchinson, she became the school’s all-time leading scorer, was part of three conference championship teams, and had her No. 13 jersey retired.
Thank you to the Hutchinson High School for the first class presentation last night. It’s such an honor to represent all of the great students who have played a game, had a class, or performed in any way at the gym. Thankful to be from Hutchinson!
— Lindsay Whalen (@Lindsay_13) November 28, 2018
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) November 28, 2018
Many were in attendance to be part of the festivities – including the seventh grade and varsity girls teams. A video of her highlights that spanned her high school, college, and professional careers. Daron VanderHeiden, the superintendent of Hutchinson schools emceed and her old high school coach, Andy Rostberg, also paid tribute via video.
Those were pretty cool highlights.
We have to do that again. That Final Four was fun.
There’s no other place I’d rather be from than Hutchinson, Minnesota. There is no better place to grow up.
Lindsay Whalen had a message for her alma mater today… and they had a message for her, too. @LouRaguse
will have more from the ceremony naming the Hutchinson High School gym after the basketball legend, tonight at 10.https://t.co/S3aE7S4CK2 pic.twitter.com/ZoW2n2d1P9
— KARE 11 (@kare11) November 28, 2018