Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne was selected to the All-WNBA First Team, the WNBA announced today. Delle Donne makes her second consecutive appearance on the All-WNBA First Team after finishing second in the WNBA in scoring (21.46 ppg) and free throw percentage (93.5). She also averaged 7.0 rebounds, the second best mark of her career, to go with a career-best 1.9 assists. Delle Donne earned 27 First Team votes and 162 points.
Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, headlines the 2016 All-WNBA First Team. Ogwumike received First Team votes on all 39 ballots and 195 total points, making her the only unanimous pick from a panel of national and local sportswriters and broadcasters.
Joining Delle Donne and Ogwumike on the First Team are two former WNBA MVPs in 2012 winner Tina Charles of the New York Liberty, a center who received 38 First Team votes and 193 points; and 2014 winner Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx, a guard who received 34 First Team votes and 185 points. Rounding out the First Team is Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm, who garnered 19 First Team votes and 128 points.
The Second Team consists of Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry (122 points), Storm forward Breanna Stewart (117 points), Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (89 points), Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (86 points) and Storm guard Jewell Loyd (48 points).
Voting for the All-WNBA First and Second Teams was conducted at the conclusion of the regular season. Players were selected by position and received five points for each First Team vote and three points for each Second Team vote.
In honor of being named to the All-WNBA First and Second Teams, each player will receive a trophy designed by Tiffany & Co. 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 results of the 2016 All-WNBA Team voting:
2016 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM
Player • Team • Position • Points
Nneka Ogwumike • Los Angeles Sparks • Forward • 195
Tina Charles • New York Liberty • Center • 193
Maya Moore • Minnesota Lynx • Guard • 185
Elena Delle Donne • Chicago Sky • Forward • 162
Sue Bird • Seattle Storm • Guard • 128
2016 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM
Player • Team • Position • Points
Angel McCoughtry • Atlanta Dream • Forward • 122
Breanna Stewart • Seattle Storm • Forward • 117
Sylvia Fowles • Minnesota Lynx • Center • 89
Diana Taurasi • Phoenix Mercury • Guard • 86
Jewell Loyd • Seattle Storm • Guard • 48
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