Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) passed a Senate resolution recognizing the historic 2023 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Championship win by the Las Vegas Aces.
“It’s been a joy to watch this team of women accomplish so much in such a short amount of time,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “It’s an honor to pass this resolution in recognition of the Aces and all their contributions to the Las Vegas community.”
“I’m thrilled to recognize the Las Vegas Aces for their historic win,” said Senator Rosen. “These women have accomplished what no other WNBA team has done in decades by winning back-to-back championships. They’ve made Nevada so proud yet again, and I congratulate them on another incredible season.”
The resolution highlights the Aces players, including A’ja Wilson, who was the 2023 WNBA Finals MVP, and Alysha Clark, who won the WNBA Sixth Player of the Year Award. The Aces are a vital part of the Las Vegas community, and have actively participated in partnerships with schools and organizations that promote diversity and inclusion, health, and education.
The Las Vegas Aces are the first team in 21 years to win back-to-back WNBA championship titles. They won the 2022 championship and were honored at The White House this past August. The Aces Coach, Becky Hammon, also led the team to this year’s championship against the New York Liberty, and became the first coach in WNBA history to win a title in each of her first two seasons as a head coach.