Whalen Captures WNBA Peak Performer Honor For 2nd Straight Year
The WNBA today announced that Minnesota Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen has earned the 2012 Peak Performer honor for assists. She becomes the second player in Lynx history to win a Peak Performer award, previously earning the honor last season by dishing out a career-high 5.9 assists per game and 199 assists.
The Peak Performer award is handed out annually to the players who lead the league in scoring, rebounding and assists during the regular season. Whalen will receive a Tiffany trophy awarded to her by the WNBA in honor of her achievement.
Whalen finished the season ranking first in the WNBA in both total assists (178) and assists per game (5.39 apg), barely edging Sue Bird (5.34 apg) in the category. Whalen handed out five or more assists in 22 of 33 games this season, leading the Lynx to a WNBA-best 27-7 record. In her nine seasons in the WNBA, Whalen-led squads have finished with the league’s best regular-season record on four occasions, including winning the WNBA Championship last year.
Highlights of Whalen’s season include:
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