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MVP Stewart Unanimously Selected to 2018 All-WNBA First Team

WNBA Most Valuable Player Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm was unanimously selected to the 2018 All-WNBA First Team, the WNBA announced today.  The 6-4 forward was the only player named to the First Team on all 39 ballots in voting by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.   Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was […]

Los Angeles’ Alana Beard Named 2018 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Los Angeles Sparks guard/forward Alana Beard has been named the 2018 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, the WNBA announced today.  Beard earned the honor for the second consecutive season, becoming the fifth player in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons.   Beard received 16 votes from a national panel of 39 […]

Seattle’s Natasha Howard Named 2018 WNBA Most Improved Player

Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard has been named the 2018 WNBA Most Improved Player, the WNBA announced today. The five-year veteran is the first Storm player to earn the honor, which was first presented in 2000. Howard received 29 of 39 votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud […]

Dallas’ Cambage, Minnesota’s Fowles and Chicago’s Vandersloot Earn 2018 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Dallas Wings center Liz Cambage, Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles and Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot have won the 2018 WNBA Peak Performer Awards in scoring, rebounding and assists, respectively, the WNBA announced today. The WNBA presents the Peak Performer Awards annually to the players who lead the league in each of those categories during […]

Washington’s Delle Donne and Phoenix’s Taurasi Named WNBA Players of the Month

Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury today were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played from August 1 through the conclusion of the regular season on August 19.   For both Delle Donne and Taurasi, each of whom won […]

Atlanta’s Collen Named WNBA Coach of the Month

The Atlanta Dream’s Nicki Collen today was named the WNBA Coach of the Month for games played in August.   Collen guided the East-leading Dream to a 7-1 mark in August, which tied the Connecticut Sun and the Washington Mystics for the league’s best record for the month.  Atlanta went 4-0 at home and 3-1 […]

Connecticut’s Jones, Phoenix’s Bonner Named WNBA Player of the Week

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun and DeWanna Bonner of the Phoenix Mercury today were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Aug. 13-19.   Jones was named Player of the Week for the first time this season and the third time in her three-year career as […]