Fowles Named to 2010 All-WNBA First Team

CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2010 - Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles was named to the 2010 All-WNBA First Team, the league announced today.

Fowles received 125 points in the voting which was conducted by a panel of national and local sportswriters and broadcasters. Players were selected by position and received five points for each First Team vote. Lauren Jackson, Cappie Pondexter, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi are the other First Team selections.

I am thankful to have received this recognition, said Fowles. It was my goal to stay healthy and have the best season I possibly could and I am happy with my on-court performance in 2010 and hope to continue to improve on my game in the offseason and produce even better results for the Sky in 2011.

This is the first time Fowles has received this honor. In 2010, she played a career-high 34 games in which she averaged of 17.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 32 minutes per game, all career-highs. She also shot a career-best 76 percent from the free throw line. During the Skys 10-game stretch from June 27 through July 24 Fowles recorded nine double-doubles, she finished the season with 15 total. Her 88 total blocked shots in 2010 are a Sky franchise record and the 9th best single-season total in WNBA history. Click here for highlights of Big Syl's 2010 season.

For the season, Fowles ranked No. 6 in the WNBA in points per game, No. 3 in rebounds per game, No. 1 in blocks per game and No. 3 in field goal percentage. She was also named to the WNBA All-Defensive first team and the MVP at the WNBA vs. USA Basketball: Stars at the Sun showcase game in which she scored 23 points and eight rebounds to lead Team USA.