With their win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 3 of the 2011 WNBA Finals on Friday, October 7, the Minnesota Lynx completed the series sweep to capture the franchise's first-ever WNBA Championship and Minnesota's first professional sports championship since the 1991 Minnesota Twins. The Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream 73-67 behind a balanced team effort featuring six different players with seven or more points. After the game, Seimone Augustus was named the 2011 WNBA Finals MVP, averaging 24.7 points per game during the three-game series.
Governor Mark Dayton released the following reaction on the Minnesota Lynx WNBA Championship victory last week. “Tremendous Victory! Tremendous Championship!! Tremendous Team!!!”