NEW YORK, September 25 – The WNBA announced today that Teresa Edwards of the Minnesota Lynx was named the recipient of the 2004 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award presented by Secret. The award is named in honor of the late Kim Perrot, who helped guide the Houston Comets to its first two WNBA championships before passing away in August of 1999 after a seven-month battle with cancer. It is designed to honor a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship.
Teresa Edwards, Minnesota Lynx
“I cannot think of another player who is more deserving of this award,” said Suzie McConnell Serio head coach of the Minnesota Lynx. “She is so easy to coach because she has so much experience, commands enormous respect from the other players and holds such a deep passion and love for the game.”
Edwards has been active in her community through her work with the Beautiful Light Baptist Church, her local church in Cairo, GA. She enjoys teaching and mentoring children and has participated in numerous basketball clinics and camps throughout her basketball career. She also works closely with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to help provide housing for underprivileged families in the Minnesota area.
Edwards will receive a Tiffany-designed trophy and $5,000. In addition she
has designated an additional $5,000 to go the Beautiful Light Baptist Church.
Following are the results of the 2004 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award presented by Secret:
2004 KIM PERROT SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD PRESENTED BY SECRET RESULTS
|Teresa Edwards (Minnesota Lynx)||16|
|Allison Feaster (Charlotte Sting)||7|
|Elena Baranova (New York Liberty)||4|
|Kayte Christensen (Phoenix Mercury)||3|
|Murriel Page (Washington Mystics)||3|
|Ruth Riley (Detroit Shock)||3|
|Semeka Randall (San Antonio Silver Stars)||3|
|Taj McWilliams-Franklin (Connecticut Sun)||3|
|Lady Grooms (Sacramento Monarchs)||2|
|Stephanie White (Indiana Fever)||2|
|Tiffani Johnson (Houston Comets)||2|
All-Time Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Winners
|2003||Edna Campbell||Sacramento Monarchs|
|2002||Jennifer Gillom||Phoenix Mercury|
|2001||Sue Wicks||New York Liberty|
|2000||Suzie McConnell Serio||Cleveland Rockers|
|1999||Dawn Staley||Charlotte Sting|
|1998||Suzie McConnell Serio||Cleveland Rockers|
|1997||Haixia Zheng||Los Angeles Sparks|
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