Women's National Basketball Association Award Winners

Most Valuable Player (MVP)
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
1997  Cynthia Cooper Houston Comets G
1998 Cynthia Cooper Houston Comets G
1999 Yolanda Griffith Sacramento Monarchs C
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2000 Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets F
2001 Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks C
2002 Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets F
2003 Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm C
2004 Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks C
2005 Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets F
2006 Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks C
2007 Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm C
2008 Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks F
2009 Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury G
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2010 Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm C
2011 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2012 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun C
2013 Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks F
2014 Maya Moore Minnesota Lynx F
2015 Elena Della Donne Chicago Sky F
2016 Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles Sparks F
2017 Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Lynx C

Multiple winners:  Sheryl Swoopes, Lisa Leslie, and Lauren Jackson (3); Cynthia Cooper and Candace Parker (2)

Consecutive winners:  Cynthia Cooper (2)

 

Total winners by club (21):  Los Angeles Sparks (6); Houston Comets (5); Seattle Storm (3); Minnesota Lynx (2); Sacramento Monarchs, Phoenix Mercury, Indiana Fever, Connecticut Sun, and Chicago Sky (1)

Coach of the Year (COY)
YEAR PLAYER TEAM REC
1997 Van Chancellor Houston Comets 18-10
1998 Van Chancellor Houston Comets 27-3
1999 Van Chancellor Houston Comets 26-6
YEAR PLAYER TEAM REC
2000 Michael Cooper Los Angeles Sparks 28-4
2001 Dan Hughes Cleveland Rockers 22-10
2002 Marianne Stanley Washington Mystics 17-15
2003 Bill Laimbeer Detroit Shock 25-9
2004 Suzie McConnell Serio Minnesota Lynx 18-16
2005 John Whisenant Sacramento Monarchs 25-9
2006 Mike Thibault Connecticut Sun 26-8
2007 Dan Hughes San Antonio Silver Stars 20-14
2008 Mike Thibault Connecticut Sun 21-13
2009 Marynell Meadors Atlanta Dream 18-16
YEAR PLAYER TEAM REC
2010 Brian Agler Seattle Storm 28-6
2011 Cheryl Reeve Minnesota Lynx 27-7
2012 Carol Ross Los Angeles Sparks 24-10
2013 Mike Thibault Washington Mystics 17-17
2014 Sandy Brondello Phoenix Mercury 29-5
2015 Bill Laimbeer New York Liberty 23-11
2016 Cheryl Reeve Minnesota Lynx 28-6
2017 Curt Miller Connecticut Sun 21-13

Multiple winners:  Van Chancellor and Mike Thibault (3); Dan Hughes, Bill Laimbeer, and Cheryl Reeve (2)

Consecutive winners:  Van Chancellor (3)

 

Total winners by club (21):  Houston Comets, Minnesota Lynx, and Connecticut Sun (3);  Los Angeles Sparks, and Washington Mystics (2); Cleveland Rockers, Detroit Shock, Sacramento Monarchs, San Antonio Silver Stars, Atlanta Dream, Seattle Storm, Phoenix Mercury, and New York Liberty (1)

Defensive Player of the Year (DPY)
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
1997  Teresa Weatherspoon New York Liberty G
1998 Teresa Weatherspoon New York Liberty G
1999 Yolanda Griffith Sacramento Monarchs C
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2000 Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets F
2001 Debbie Black Miami Sol G
2002 Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets F
2003 Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets F
2004 Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks C
2005 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2006 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2007 Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm C
2008 Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks C
2009 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2010 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2011 Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky C
2012 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2013 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2014 Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury C
2015 Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury C
2016 Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Lynx C
2017 Alana Beard Los Angeles Sparks G

Multiple winners:  Tamika Catchings (6); Sheryl Swoopes (3); Teresa Weatherspoon, Lisa Leslie, Brittney Griner, and Sylvia Fowles (2)

Consecutive winners:  Teresa Weatherspoon, Sheryl Swoopes, Tamika Catchings, Tamika Catchings, Tamika Catchings, and Brittney Griner (2)

 

Total winners by club (21):  Indiana Fever (6); Houston Comets and Los Angeles Sparks (3); New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury (2); Sacramento Monarchs, Miami Sol, Seattle Storm, Chicago Sky, and Minnesota Lynx (1)

Rookie of the Year (ROY)
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
1998 Tracy Reid Charlotte Sting F
1999 Chamique Holdsclaw Washington Mystics F
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2000 Betty Lennox Minnesota Lynx G
2001 Jackie Stiles Portland Fire G
2002 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2003 Cheryl Ford Detroit Shock C
2004 Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury G
2005 Temeka Johnson Washington Mystics G
2006 Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx G
2007 Armintie Price Chicago Sky G
2008 Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks F
2009 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream F
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2010 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun C
2011 Maya Moore Minnesota Lynx F
2012 Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles Sparls F
2013 Elena Delle Donne Chicago Sky F
2014 Chiney Ogwunike Connecticut Sun F
2015 Jewell Lloyd Seattle Storm G
2016 Breanna Stewart Seattle Storm G
2017 Allisha Gray Dallas Wings G

Multiple winners:  n/a

Consecutive winners:  n/a

 

Total winners by club (20):  Minnesota Lynx (3); Washington Mystics, Los Angeles Sparks, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Seattle Storm, and Detroit Shock/Dallas Wings (2); Charlotte Sting, Portland Fire, Indiana Fever, Phoenix Mercury, and Atlanta Dream (1)

Most Improved Player (MIP)
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2000 Tari Phillips New York Liberty F
2001 Janeth Arcain Houston Comets G
2002 Coco Miller Washington Mystics G
2003 Michelle Snow Houston Comets C
2004 Kelly Miller Charlotte Sting G
and Wendy Palmer Connecticut Sun F
2005 Nicole Powell Sacramento Monarchs F
2006 Eric Buescher Sacramento Monarchs F
2007 Janel McCarville New York Liberty C
2008 Ebony Hoffman Indiana Fever F
2009 Crystal Langhorne Washington Mystics F
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2010 Leilani Mitchell New York Liberty G
2011 Kia Vaughn New York Liberty C
2012 Kristi Toliver Los Angeles Sparks G
2013 Shavonte Zellous Indiana Fever G
2014 Skylar Diggans Tulsa Shock G
2015 Kelsey Bone Connecticut Sun C
2016 Elizabeth Williams Atlanta Dream C
2017 Jonquel Jones Connecticut Sun F

Multiple winners:  none

Consecutive winners:  none

 

Total winners by club (19):  New York Liberty (4); Connecticut Sun (3); Houston Comets, Sacramento Monarchs, Washington Mystics, and Indiana Fever (2); Charlotte Sting, Los Angeles Sparks, Tulsa Shock, and Atlanta Dream (1)

Sixth Woman of the Year (SWY)
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2007 Plenette Pierson Detroit Shock F
2008 Candace Wiggins Minnesota Lynx G
2009 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury G
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2010 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury G
2011 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury G
2012 Renee Montgomery Connecticut Sun G
2013 Riquna Williams Tulsa Shock G
2014 Allie Quigley Chicago Sky G
2015 Allie Quigley Chicago Sky G
2016 Jantel Lavender Los Angeles Sparks C
2017 Sugar Rodgers New York Liberty G

Multiple winners:  DeWanna Bonner (3); Allie Quigley (2)

Consecutive winners:  DeWanna Bonner (3); Allie Quigley (2)

 

Total winners by club (11):  Phoenix Mercury (3); Detroit Shock/Tulsa Shock and Chicago Sky (2); Minnesota Lynx, Connecticut Sun, Los Angeles Sparks, and New York Liberty (1)

Total WNBA Award Winners by Club
MVP COY DPY ROK MIP SWY TOT
1. Los Angeles Sparks 6 2 3 2 1 1 14
2. Houston Comets 5 3 3 0 2 0 13
3. Indiana Fever 1 0 6 1 2 0 10
  Minnesota Lynx 2 3 1 3 0 1 10
  Connecticut Sun 1 3 0 2 3 1 10
6. Phoenix Mercury 1 1 2 1 0 3 8
  New York Liberty 0 1 2 0 4 1 8
8. Seattle Storm 3 1 1 2 0 0 7
9. Washington Mystics 0 2 0 2 2 0 6
  Chicago Sky 1 0 1 2 0 2 6
  Detroit/Tulsa Shock-Dallas Wings 0 1 0 2 1 2 6
12. Sacramento Monarchs 1 1 1 0 2 0 5
13. Atlanta Dream 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
14. Charlotte Sting 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
15. Cleveland Rockers 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
  Miami Sol 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
  Portland Fire 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
  San Antonio Silver Stars 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Active teams without award winner:   none

WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
1997  Cynthia Cooper Houston Comets G
1998 Cynthia Cooper Houston Comets G
1999 Cynthia Cooper Houston Comets G
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2000 Cynthia Cooper Houston Comets G
2001 Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks C
2002 Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks C
2003 Ruth Riley Detroit Shock C
2004 Betty Lennox Seattle Storm G
2005 Yolanda Griffith Sacramento Monarchs C
2006 Deanna Nolan Detroit Shock G
2007 Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury G
2008 Katie Smith Detroit Shock G
2009 Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury G
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2010 Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm C
2011 Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx G
2012 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2013 Maya Moore Minnesota Lynx F
2014 Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury G
2015 Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Lynx C
2016 Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks F
2017 Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Lynx C

Multiple winners:  Cynthia Cooper (4); Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, and Sylvia Fowles (2)

Consecutive winners:  Cynthia Cooper (4); Lisa Leslie (2)

Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
1997  Zheng Haixia Los Angeles Sparks C
1998 Suzie McConnell Serio Cleveland Rockers G
1999 Dawn Staley Charlotte Sting G
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2000 Suzie McConnell Serio Cleveland Rockers G
2001 Sue Wicks New York Liberty C
2002 Jennifer Gillom Phoenix Mercury F
2003 Edna Campbell Sacramento Monarchs G
2004 Teresa Edwards Minnesota Lynx G
2005 Taj McWilliams-Franklin Connecticut Sun C
2006 Dawn Staley Houston Comets G
2007 Tully Bevilaqua Indiana Fever G
2008 Vickie Johnson San Antonio Silver Stars G
2009 Kara Lawson Sacramento Monarchs G
YEAR PLAYER TEAM POS
2010 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2011 Sue Bird Seattle Storm G
and Ruth Riley San Antonio Silver Stars C
2012 Kara Lawson Connecticut Sun G
2013 Swin Cash Chicago Sky F
and Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2014 Becky Hammon San Antonio Stars G
2015 DeLisha Milton-Jones Atlanta Dream F
2016 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever F
2017 Sue Bird Seattle Storm G

Multiple winners:  Tamika Catchings (3); Suzie McConnell Serio, Dawn Staley, and Sue Bird (2)

Consecutive winners:  none