The Stanford Cardinal were crowned national champions on Sunday night after beating the Arizona Wildcats in the Women's NCAA Tournament final.
The game came down to the final shot by Wildcats star Aari McDonald. Though she came close to knocking down what may have been a game-winning 3-point shot, Stanford played tough defense against her with Anna Wilson leading the charge.
Wilson, the Pac-12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, played 31 minutes and helped hold McDonald to 5-of-21 shooting from the field. Wilson played her usual great defense and was key to supplementing Haley Jones' team-high 17 points with three assists to help earn Stanford the win.
The result of the Stanford-Arizona game left Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overjoyed. Why? He's Anna Wilson's older brother.
Wilson took to Twitter to congratulate his sister and Stanford for their efforts during the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
It's nice to see the Wilson siblings are continuing to support one another. Both are now champions and have taken home their fair share of hardware this year, Anna with the Defensive Player of the Year award and Russell with the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
Safe to say, it's a banner year for the Wilson family. Now, Russell's attention will shift toward the 2021 NFL season and getting back to the Super Bowl while Anna, a fifth-year senior, may set her sights on the WNBA.