Tag Archive | WNBA

Civil Rights Litigator Roberta A. “Robbie” Kaplan To Recieve 2018 WNBA Inspiration Award

Civil Rights Litigator Roberta A. “Robbie” Kaplan, a longtime champion of LGBTQ and women’s rights, will receive the 2018 WNBA Inspiration Award, WNBA President Lisa Borders announced today. “The WNBA and its players have been on the front lines of progress for women’s empowerment,” said Borders. “We are thrilled to recognize Robbie, a legendary litigator, […]

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 […]

WNBA Finals Day 3 Practice Quotes

Mike Thibault, Washington MysticsMm   Q: Even though you’re struggling from the outside, do you still stay with that hoping it will come around? Thibault: Yeah. That’s our identity. We have a lot of good three-point shooters. Elena [Delle Donne] and Kristi [Toliver] and Ariel Atkins, Tianna Hawkins, they’re all top-level, top-10 three-point shooters. You […]

Allen Leads Australia in Exhibition Action Against Two Opponents

New York Liberty stretch forward, Rebecca Allen, averaged 17.0 points per game in a pair of exhibition contests with Australia as her national team split results this past weekend.   Against France, Allen notched a game-high 23 points and eight boards outscoring her opponent’s highest point-getter, Nwal-Endene Miyem, by four.   France carried a 17-point […]

Los Angeles’ Nneka Ogwumike Receives Season Long WNBA Cares Community Assist Award

Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has earned the Seasonlong WNBA Community Assist Award presented by State Farm in recognition of her dedication to community outreach.   Ogwumike consistently made an impact in the community throughout the 2018 WNBA season, leading or participating in events that focused on female empowerment, health and wellness, diversity and […]

Las Vegas’ A’ja Wilson Named WNBA Rookie of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward/center A’ja Wilson has been unanimously selected the 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year, the WNBA announced today. She received all 39 votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Wilson averaged rookie highs of 20.7 points (tied for third in the WNBA), 8.0 rebounds (sixth) and 1.67 blocked shots (sixth) […]

WNBA Finals Second Day of Practice Quotes

Dan Hughes, Seattle Storm Q: How do you make sure the team stays focused to come out and stay motivated after a big win in Game 1? Hughes: I think there’s an expectation that you’re going to get an aggressive reaction from Washington. They’re a good basketball team, so all of a sudden their assertiveness […]