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In the article, Dolson, who is also a member of USA Basketball's senior national team player pool, explained how she felt about the issue and her decision to make it public."I don't think people necessarily need to announce their sexuality," Dolson said."In my current relationship, I made the decision to be publicly out by posting the cutest photo of us from a weekend we spent together.

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She scored 1,797 points in 154 career games, shooting 58.8 percent from the field with 254 blocked shots.She was the defensive player of the year in the American Athletic Conference in 2014 and was a two-time WBCA first-team All-American, leading to her selection in the first round of 2014 draft by the Washington Mystics, with whom she is about to start her third season.LGBT are the initials for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.Stefanie Dolson, the All-America center from UConn now immersed in a respected professional career in the WNBA and Europe, will reveal in the May 23 issue of ESPN The Magazine that she is an LGBT athlete."Someone I knew growing up always joked that I'd be gay just because I was into sports.Not wanting to be a stereotype, I blocked that possibility from my mind during college and my first year in the WNBA," Dolson said in the article.

"It wasn't until my first WNBA offseason, when a woman came up to me at a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., and introduced herself, that I personally considered dating women.I asked myself: How did I know I didn't like something until I tried it?" On Wednesday, Dolson told The Courant in a text message that she wasn't interested at this time to expand on her decision to formally come out."I appreciate the offer [to speak], but I think I'd rather just let the piece speak for itself for a little," Dolson said.Known around Gampel for her stylish attire and magnetic personality – and famous for showing off her dance moves at Firsts Nights and elsewhere — Dolson quickly grew into one of the most beloved players in the history of UConn basketball.Under the direction of Geno Auriemma and Chris Dailey, she developed into the foremost post player in the nation as a senior in 2013-14, helping lead the Huskies to what were at the time their eighth and ninth national championships as a junior and senior.