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.
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)
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