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Layshia Clarendon

Layshia Clarendon

Keynote - WNBA Basketball Player and Advocate

Selected #9 overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Layshia is currently the point guard for the Minnesota Lynx. Recently re-elected to a second term as WNBPA Vice President she helped negotiate a groundbreaking CBA Agreement that will serve as a bedrock for women’s professional sports leagues
moving forward. A current member of both 5×5 and 3×3 National Team pools, Layshia captured gold with Team USA in the 2018 FIBA World Championships.

In 2017, Layshia was named a WNBA All Star, led the league in total assists and broke the franchise record for assists in a single season. Clarendon was Cal’s leading scorer while in college where they led the Golden Bears to the first Final Four in school history. During their senior season she was an All-Pac-12 first team selection and the Pac-12 women’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Clarendon is a noted social advocate, speaker and writer, who is often asked to lend their voice and opinions on various social topics. He has been published in The Players’ Tribune, Mic, Esquire and ESPN. In the off-season, you can find them on the sidelines providing color commentary for the Pac-12 Network.

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