Moore named ROY 16 Sep 11

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore earned the 2011 Rookie of the Year award, the WNBA announced today. A national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters awarded Moore the honor. Moore, the University of Connecticut product and two-time NCAA National Champion, topped all rookies in points (13.2 ppg), minutes (28.0 mpg) and steals (1.4 spg). She was second overall amongst rookies in rebounds (4.6 rpg) and third in assists (2.7 apg). Moore becomes the fourth straight No. 1 selection to win Rookie of the Year, joining Tina Charles (2010), Angel McCoughtry (2009), and Candace Parker (2008). Moore was named a western conference All-Star starter; she was the first rookie to be voted to start since Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings in 2002. In honor of being named the 2011 Rookie of the Year, Moore will receive $5,000 and a specially designed trophy by Tiffany & Co.