2011 WNBA Award Winners List: MVP Tamika Catchings Led All Vote Getters For Her Sixth All-WNBA First Team Selection

It was a banner year for Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, who finally won a WNBA MVP award as well as being selected for the 2011 All-Defensive and All-WNBA First Teams. Photo by Craig Bennett/112575 Media.

The major individual WNBA awards have finally been announced and it was a great year for Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, despite falling short of the ultimate goal: her first WNBA championship.

A listing of all of the award winners and links to our commentary - as well as yours - after the jump. With the big picture clear now, what are your overall thoughts on the league this year? Any major surprises?

Click the links for our commentary, which included your immediate reactions in the comments.

Media Awards

Voted upon by a panel of 40 local and national sportswriters and broadcasters:

Most Valuable Player: Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever)

All-WNBA First Team: Tamika Catchings, Tina Charles, Angel McCoughtry, Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen

All-WNBA Second Team:  Penny Taylor, Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles, Sue Bird and Cappie Pondexter

Defensive Player of the Year: Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky)

Coach of the Year: Cheryl Reeve (Minnesota Lynx)

Rookie of the Year: Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)

Most Improved Player: Kia Vaughn (New York Liberty)

Sixth Woman of the Year: DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix Mercury)

Coaches' Awards

Voted upon by the 12 WNBA coaches:

All-Rookie Team: Maya Moore, Danielle Robinson, Courtney Vandersloot, Danielle Adams, Liz Cambage 

All-Defensive First Team: Rebekkah Brunson, Tamika Catchings, Sylvia Fowles, Angel McCoughtry, Tanisha Wright

All-Defensive Second Team: Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Katie Douglas, Sancho Lyttle, Armintie Price

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker