Catchings Nominated for ESPY

June 27, 2013

ESPN announced Thursday that Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings has been nominated for the 2013 ESPY for Best WNBA Player. Catchings was the 2012 WNBA Finals MVP after leading the Fever to its first-ever WNBA Championship. The other nominees are Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks), and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx).

Fans will determine the winners for Best WNBA Player and all other ESPY awards by voting online at Voting is underway and will continue until the live show starts Wednesday, July 17, at 9 PM EDT. The live broadcast of the 2013 ESPYS will air on ESPN and ESPNHD.

Below is the list of nominees for Best WNBA Player and their credentials:

Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever: Led the Fever to its first WNBA championship, WNBA Finals MVP

Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun: Led WNBA in rebounding during regular season (10.5 rpg.), Fifth in scoring at 18.0 ppg, Captured her third straight rebounding title

Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream: Led WNBA in scoring during regular season (21.4 ppg), Averaged more than 20 points per game for the third straight year

Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks: Averaged 17.4 ppg during 2012 regular season, Averaged 9.7 rpg

Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota Lynx: Led the WNBA in assists during regular season (5.39 apg.), Dished out five or more assists in 22 games