Fowles named to WNBA All-Second Team


Sky Center Sylvia Fowles (150 points) headlines the 2011 All-WNBA Second Team along with Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (123 points). New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter (94), Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor (82), and Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (69) round out the Second Team.

In her fourth year in the WNBA, Fowles finished the 2011 season becoming only the second player in WNBA history to finish the season averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds a gameľ Chamique Holdsclaw (20.5 ppg and 10.9 rpg) for Washington in 2003. Fowles tied a WNBA record with 22 double-doubles in a season, while leading the WNBA in blocked shots for the second straight year (2.00 bpg), field goal percentage (.591), and minutes played (34.6 mpg). She ranked second overall in rebounds (10.2 rpg) and third in scoring (20.0 ppg).

The 6-6 Center from LSU has accomplished much in her short WNBA career, including three All-Star team selections, an Olympic gold medal in 2008 and a World Championship Gold Medal in 2010. This season Fowles finished third in MVP voting, was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week three times during the season, and named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for August.

Fowles became the all-time leading rebounder for the Sky, finishing the 2011 season with 1,000 career rebounds. Fowles also has 29 double doubles for her career, the most ever by a Sky player, she recorded eight in a row from Aug. 7-28, a WNBA single-season record.

The three-time All-Star recorded her 200th career blocked shot in 2011, which made her the 19th leading shot blocker in WNBA history. Fowles had 10 games of at least three blocks, including a season-high eight on July 16, at Atlanta.

In honor of being named to the All-WNBA First and Second Teams, each player will receive a Tiffany & Co. designed trophy. In addition, $10,000 will be awarded to each member of the First Team, while each member of the Second Team will receive $5,000.