Hammon Named All-WNBA

New York, NY - September 19, 2005 - The national media has confirmed something that New York fans have seen game after game: Becky Hammon is among the WNBA's best players. The Liberty guard was named to the 2005 All-WNBA Second Team, presented by Bud Light. Players named to the 2005 All-WNBA First and Second Teams were selected, by position, from a panel of national sportwriters and broadcasters. This is the first such honor of Hammon's career.

Hammon had a stellar season in 2005. She led the team in points (13.9), assists (4.3) and steals (1.76) per game, as well as free throw percentage (.901). The 5'6" guard was also fourth on the team in rebounding (3.35 rpg). In her seventh season, Hammon finished the year ranked in several WNBA Top 10 lists. She was the top free throw shooter in the league. Hammon also ranked sixth in steals, eighth in assists and 10th in points per game. For her efforts, Hammon was named a starter to the 2005 WNBA All-Star Team.

The 2005 All-WNBA Teams follow:

First Team
Forward: Sheryl Swoopes - Houston Comets
Forward: Lauren Jackson - Seattle Storm
Guard: Deanna Nolan - Detroit Shock
Guard: Sue Bird - Seattle Storm
Center: Yolanda Griffith - Sacramento Monarchs

Second Team
Forward: Tamika Catchings - Indiana Fever
Forward: Taj McWilliams-Franklin - Connecticut Sun
Guard: Becky Hammon - New York Liberty
Guard: Diana Taurasi - Phoenix Mercury
Center: Lisa Leslie - Los Angeles Sparks

Each All-WNBA player receives a Tiffany-designed trophy. In addition, Bud Light will present $10,000 to each member of the First Team and $5,000 to each member of the Second Team.