Swin Cash and Tamika Catchings Win 2013 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award
NEW YORK, Sept. 20 2013 – Swin Cash of the Chicago Sky and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever were named the recipients of the 2013 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, the WNBA announced today. The co-winners each received seven of 39 votes from a panel of national and local sportswriters and broadcasters.
Catchings, who also won the award in 2010, becomes the fourth player to be honored multiple times, joining Kara Lawson (2012, 2009), Dawn Staley (2006, 1999), and Suzie McConnell Serio (2000, 1998). Three players tied for second place in this year’s voting, Alana Beard (Los Angeles Sparks), Armintie Herrington (Atlanta Dream), and Candice Wiggins (Tulsa Shock), each receiving four votes.
"Tamika defines hard work, dedication, leadership, and reliability,” said Coach Lin Dunn. “We could not be more proud of what she has accomplished not just as a basketball player but as a person, role model and leader for fans all over the world."
Cash, a three-time WNBA champion and 12-year veteran is deeply engaged in the Chicago area where she participates in numerous community events and speaking engagements. Through her Cash for Kids Foundation she works to inspire today’s youth through sports and other activities to motivate, educate, and elevate.
The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is presented each season to honor a player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court – ethical behavior, fair play and integrity – the award is named for the late Kim Perrot, who helped guide the Houston Comets to their first two WNBA championships before passing away in August 1999, after a seven-month battle with cancer.
In honor of being named the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award co-winners, Cash and Catchings will each receive $5,000 and a specially-designed trophy from Tiffany & Co. An additional $5,000 will be designated to the charity of her choice.
Below are the voting results of the 2013 WNBA Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award and a list of past recipients.
2013 KIM PERROT SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD RESULTS
|7||Swin Cash||Chicago Sky|
|7||Tamika Catchings||Indiana Fever|
|4||Alana Beard||Los Angeles Sparks|
|4||Armintie Herrington||Atlana Dream|
|4||Candice Wiggins||Tulsa Shock|
|3||Brittney Griner||Phoenix Mercury|
|3||Crystal Langhorne||Washington Mystics|
|3||Leilani Mitchell||New York Liberty|
|2||Allison Hightower||Connecticut Sun|
|2||Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx|
ALL-TIME KIM PERROT SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
|2013||Swin Cash||Chicago Sky|
|Tamika Catchings||Indiana Fever|
|2012||Kara Lawson||Connecticut Sun|
|2011||Sue Bird||Seattle Storm|
|Ruth Riley||San Antonio Silver Stars|
|2010||Tamika Catchings||Indiana Fever|
|2009||Kara Lawson||Sacramento Monarchs|
|2008||Vickie Johnson||San Antonio Silver Stars|
|2007||Tully Bevilaqua||Indiana Fever|
|2006||Dawn Staley||Houston Comets|
|2005||Taj McWilliams-Franklin||Connecticut Sun|
|2004||Teresa Edwards||Minnesota Lynx|
|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|