NEW YORK, Aug. 29
Awards Week begins Tuesday as the
WNBA honors the Bud Light Peak Performer: Scoring champion and culminates Sept.
8 with the Rookie of the Year presentation, the league announced today.
2005 WNBA Playoffs tip off tomorrow with an ESPN2 doubleheader. In the first game,
the Indiana Fever takes on the New York Liberty (7:30 p.m. EDT) followed by the
Houston Comets hosting the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm (9:30 p.m. EDT).
Following is a schedule of awards and announcement dates:
|Bud Light Peak Performer: Scoring||Aug.
|Bud Light Peak Performer: Rebounding||Aug.
|Cascade Dish & Assist||Sept. 1|
Player of the Year presented by Tampax||Sept. 1|
|Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award
presented by Secret||Sept. 2|
|Coach of the
|Most Improved Player||Sept.
|Rookie of the Year||Sept. 8|
|All-WNBA Teams presented by
Bud Light||Sept. 18|
|Most Valuable Player||TBD|
Four networks will carry 2005 WNBA Playoffs action. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and NBA TV
will provide coverage through the conference finals. The 2005 WNBA Finals will
be televised on ABC and ESPN2.