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The WNBA All-Rookie Team is an annual Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) honor given since the 2005 WNBA season to the top rookies during the regular season. Voting is conducted by the WNBA head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for players on their own team. Each coach selects five players. A player is given a point for every vote they receive.[1] The top vote getters comprise the team, regardless of the positions they play. The All-Rookie Team is generally composed of a five-woman lineup, but in the case of a tie at the fifth position the roster is expanded.

Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks was named to the All-Rookie Team and won the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award in the same season. This feat had never before been accomplished.[2] In the NBA, only Wes Unseld has held this distinction.

WinnersEdit

Season All-Rookie Team
Player Nationality Team
2005 Chelsea Newton   United States Sacramento Monarchs
Kara Braxton   United States Detroit Shock
Katie Feenstra   United States San Antonio Silver Stars
Tan White   United States Indiana Fever
Temeka Johnson   United States Washington Mystics
2006 Seimone Augustus   United States Minnesota Lynx
Cappie Pondexter   United States Phoenix Mercury
Candice Dupree   United States Chicago Sky
Sophia Young   St. Vincent San Antonio Silver Stars
Monique Currie   United States Charlotte Sting
2007 Armintie Price   United States Chicago Sky
Sidney Spencer   United States Los Angeles Sparks
Lindsey Harding   United States Minnesota Lynx
Camille Little   United States San Antonio Silver Stars
Marta Fernandez   Spain Los Angeles Sparks
2008 Candace Parker   United States Los Angeles Sparks
Candice Wiggins   United States Minnesota Lynx
Sylvia Fowles   United States Chicago Sky
Nicky Anosike   United States Minnesota Lynx
Matee Ajavon (tie)   United States Houston Comets
Amber Holt (tie)   United States Connecticut Sun
2009 Angel McCoughtry   United States Atlanta Dream
DeWanna Bonner   United States Phoenix Mercury
Shavonte Zellous   United States Detroit Shock
Renee Montgomery   United States Minnesota Lynx
Marissa Coleman   United States Washington Mystics
2010 Tina Charles   United States Connecticut Sun
Monica Wright   United States Minnesota Lynx
Epiphanny Prince   United States Chicago Sky
Kelsey Griffin   United States Connecticut Sun
Kalana Greene   United States New York Liberty
2011 Maya Moore   United States Minnesota Lynx
Danielle Robinson   United States San Antonio Silver Stars
Courtney Vandersloot   United States Chicago Sky
Danielle Adams   United States San Antonio Silver Stars
Liz Cambage   Australia Tulsa Shock
2012 Nneka Ogwumike   United States Los Angeles Sparks
Glory Johnson   United States Tulsa Shock
Tiffany Hayes   United States Atlanta Dream
Samantha Prahalis   United States Phoenix Mercury
Riquna Williams   United States Tulsa Shock
2013 Elena Delle Donne   United States Chicago Sky
Brittney Griner   United States Phoenix Mercury
Alex Bentley   United States Atlanta Dream
Kelsey Bone   United States New York Liberty
Skylar Diggins   United States Tulsa Shock
2014 Chiney Ogwumike   United States Connecticut Sun
Odyssey Sims   United States Tulsa Shock
Kayla McBride   United States San Antonio Stars
Bria Hartley   United States Washington Mystics
Alyssa Thomas   United States Connecticut Sun
2015 Jewell Loyd   United States Seattle Storm
Kiah Stokes   United States New York Liberty
Brittany Boyd   United States New York Liberty
Ramu Tokashiki   Japan Seattle Storm
Natalie Achonwa (tie)   Canada Indiana Fever
Ana Dabović (tie)   Serbia Los Angeles Sparks
2016 Breanna Stewart   United States Seattle Storm
Moriah Jefferson   United States San Antonio Stars
Aerial Powers   United States Dallas Wings
Imani Boyette   United States Chicago Sky
Tiffany Mitchell   United States Indiana Fever
2017 Allisha Gray   United States Dallas Wings
Brittney Sykes   United States Atlanta Dream
Kelsey Plum   United States San Antonio Stars
Kaela Davis   United States Dallas Wings
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough   United States Washington Mystics
2018 A'ja Wilson   United States Las Vegas Aces
Ariel Atkins   United States Washington Mystics
Azurá Stevens   United States Dallas Wings
Diamond DeShields   United States Chicago Sky
Kelsey Mitchell   United States Indiana Fever
2019[3] Napheesa Collier   United States Minnesota Lynx
Teaira McCowan   United States Indiana Fever
Arike Ogunbowale   United States Dallas Wings
Brianna Turner   United States Phoenix Mercury
Jackie Young   United States Las Vegas Aces
Players in bold text indicates winner of the Rookie of the Year award.
Players in italic text indicates first overall draft choice.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WNBA.com: Hanns-G Go Beyond 2008 WNBA All-Rookie Team Named". www.wnba.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  2. ^ "Sparks' Parker wins MVP, rookie of year honors - WNBA - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. October 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "Rookie of the Year Collier Headlines 2019 All-Rookie Team". wnba.com. WNBA. September 16, 2019. Retrieved September 16, 2019.