Sylvia Fowles Names to 2012 All-WNBA Second-Team
Joining Sky Center Sylvia Fowles (95 points) on the 2012 All-WNBA Second Team is Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (102 points). Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver (91), Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (88), and San Antonio Silver Stars forward Sophia Young (67) round out the Second-Team.
Sylvia Fowles, a two time Olympian, averaged a double-double in 2012 for the Sky with 16.2 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game. Sylvia led the Sky in rebounds per game and was second to Epiphanny Prince (18.1) in points per game. Sylvia Fowles broke multiple Sky records in 2012 and owned the paint:
• Fowles began the season by recording eight consecutive double-doubles, tying her own WNBA record from 2011.
• Syl pulled down 21 rebounds on June 8 vs. Tulsa, tying her career-high and a Sky franchise record, which she set during the 2010 season. With 19 boards on June 2 at Atlanta, she now owns five of the top six rebounding performances in Sky history and 10 of the top 12.
• With five offensive rebounds at New York on June 10, Fowles became the Sky’s all-time leader in offensive rebounds, passing Candice Dupree (287).
• On August 17 vs. Atlanta, with her 460th free throw made, Fowles passed Candice Dupree to become the Sky’s all-time leader in free throws made.
• With her sixth field goal on August 21, the 809th of her career, Fowles passed Candice Dupree to become the Sky’s all-time leader in field goals made.
• With her eighth point on August 22 at Atlanta, the 2,101st of her career, Fowles passed Candice Dupree to become the Sky’s all-time leader in points scored.
• For her outstanding early season play, Fowles was recognized as the Eastern Conference Player of the Month in May by the WNBA.
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Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles, 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Boost Mobile, headlines the 2012 All-WNBA First-Team, A three-time All-WNBA Team selection, Charles led all vote-getters with 196 points while forwards Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks (176) and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever (161), as well as guards Cappie Pondexter of the New York Liberty (128) and Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx (95) round out the First-Team.
Voting for the All-WNBA First- and Second-Teams was conducted by a panel of 41 national and local sportswriters and broadcasters at the conclusion of the regular season. Players were selected by position and received five points for each First-Team vote and three points for each Second-Team designation.
In honor of being named to the All-WNBA First- and Second-Teams, each player will receive a Tiffany & Co. designed trophy. In addition, $10,000 will be awarded to each member of the First-Team, while each member of the Second-Team will receive $5,000.
Below are the complete results of the 2012 All-WNBA Team voting: