Whalen, Augustus named All-WNBA 05 Oct 11

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, the 2011 WNBA MVP, headlines the 2011 All-WNBA First Team.  The league announced Tuesday that two Lynx players also join in on the All WNBA awards. 

Voting for the All-WNBA First and Second Teams was conducted by a panel of national and local sportswriters and broadcasters.  Players were selected by position and received five points for each First Team vote and three points for each Second Team designation.

Catchings, named the 2011 WNBA Most Valuable Player of the Year, led the Fever to the top seed in the Eastern Conference, averaging 15.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals. On Aug. 13, in an 82-71 home win versus New York, Catchings tied her career-high of 32 points, making her the sixth player in WNBA history to reach the 5,000-point mark and the first with 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. 

For the Lynx, PG Lindsay Whalen made the First team, while Seimone Augustus was named to the second team.  It is the second such selection for Whalen.   

In honor of being named to the All-WNBA First and Second Teams, each player will receive a Tiffany & Co. designed trophy.  In addition, $10,000 will be awarded to each member of the First Team, while each member of the Second Team will receive $5,000. 

Below are the complete results of the 2011 All-WNBA Team voting:

2011 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM

Player                            Team                          Position        Points

Tamika Catchings        Indiana Fever          Forward        187 
Angel McCoughtry     Atlanta Dream        Forward        172

Tina Charles                 Connecticut Sun     Center           166 
Diana Taurasi              Phoenix Mercury     Guard            168 
Lindsay Whalen         Minnesota Lynx       Guard            164

2011 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM

Player                            Team                          Position        Points

Penny Taylor               Phoenix Mercury     Forward        82                           
Seimone Augustus     Minnesota Lynx      Forward        69                 
Sylvia Fowles              Chicago Sky             Center           150 
Sue Bird                       Seattle Storm             Guard            123 
Cappie Pondexter       New York Liberty     Guard            94