Tina Charles has made making WNBA history her thing this season.

During the Mercury’s 94-71 loss to the Lynx, Charles became the first player in WNBA history to contribute at least 6,850 points and 3,500 rebounds. Charles collected seven rebounds against the Lynx, which helped her reach this milestone in history. 


Tina Charles is now the only player in the @wnba with at least 6,850 points and 3,500 rebounds. pic.twitter.com/jLlfnhjOV2

— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) June 22, 2022

Last week, Charles scored a season-high 29 points and reached the top five of the all-time scoring lists, surpassing Cappie Pondexter with 6,863 points. Charles and her teammate Diana Taurasi remain the only two active players in the top five all-time scoring list. Now with 3,500 rebounds, Charles sets her mark on the game. 

Charles’ rebounding skills are nothing new and have been solidified since she’s entered the league. Charles established rookie records for most rebounds in a game with 23 and double-doubles in a season with 22. Charles became the all-time leading rebounder with 1,243 rebounds as a member of the Liberty.

Charles also won three straight rebounding titles from 2010-2012 and earned a fourth crown in 2016.

It’s likely that Charles will continue to make WNBA history this season as her two most significant milestones have been separated in a week. Charles is just 30 points away from moving up the ranks on the all-time scoring list as well.

As her career continues, Charles shows that she can play and work hard to achieve greatness. Phoenix returns to action on Thursday with a road game against the Lynx.

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