Defensive Player of the Year

2014
Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury

2013
Sylvia Fowles, Chicago Sky

2012
Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever

2011
Sylvia Fowles, Chicago Sky

2010
Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever

2009
Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever

2008
Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks

2007
Lauren Jackson, Seattle Storm

2006
Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever

2005
Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever

2004
Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks

2003
Sheryl Swoopes, Houston Comets

2002
Sheryl Swoopes, Houston Comets

2001
Debbie Black , Miami Sol

2000
Sheryl Swoopes, Houston Comets

1999
Yolanda Griffith, Sacramento Monarchs

1998
Teresa Weatherspoon, New York Liberty

1997