Fan-Faves ’05: Rookie of the Year

With the 2005 season winding down, WNBA.com wants to know what players you think really stood out this year. Over the course of the week, we'll roll out poll pages for: Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player, Coach of the Year, and Most Valuable Player. Here's your chance to vote for your favorites!


Katie Feenstra, San Antonio Silver Stars
After a slow start, Feenstra was inserted into the starting lineup midway through the season and has proven to be a force down low and has made a late charge in the Rookie of the Year race. She is averaging 8.7 ppg and 5.0 rpg and ranks seventh in the WNBA in blocks.
Who is your vote for 2005 WNBA Rookie of the Year?
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Temeka Johnson, Washington Mystics
The odds-of favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award, Johnson was an immediate starter that makes her teammates better and can score consistently. Her 9.3 ppg and 5.3 apg is tops among all rookies, and she is actually second in the WNBA in assists.

Chelsea Newton, Sacramento Monarchs
Newton was a surprise starter for the Monarchs this season, but did all of the little things for the best team in the west. She has gone on to start every game, avraging 21.0 mpg, 4.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 1.6 apg, among the rookie leaders in each of these categories

Tan White, Indiana Fever
White exploded out of the gate and had a tremendous June. She earned a starting role ten or so games into the season and has not looked back, compiling a highlight reel of plays and averaging 7.5 ppg in 21.6 mpg

Tanisha Wright, Seattle Storm
Not asked to make a major contribution on the offensive front, Wright has stepped into the rotation this year and made her presence felt on defense. When Betty Lennox and Sue Bird each missed time, Wright filled in and the Storm kept on winning.

(All statistics through games played on August 22.)

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