Seattle's Lauren Jackson and Washington's Chamique Holdsclaw Named WNBA Bud Light Peak Performers

NEW YORK, AUGUST 28, 2003 � The Women�s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced today that the Seattle Storm�s Lauren Jackson and Washington Mystics� Chamique Holdsclaw have been named the league�s 2003 Bud Light Peak Performers for scoring and rebounding, respectively.

Seattle's Lauren Jackson led the league in scoring.
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The program honors the league�s leading scorer and top rebounder during the regular season. Bud Light will award $12,500 each to Holdsclaw and Jackson, with a portion of those proceeds going to a charity of their choice.

Lauren Jackson, in her third season with the Seattle Storm, led the WNBA in scoring for the first time with a career high 21.2 points a game. This season, Jackson became the youngest player in WNBA history to reach 1,000 career points and set a career high with 34 points in a single game. Holdsclaw finished second with 20.5 points a game, followed by Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever (19.7), Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks (18.4), and Katie Smith of the Minnesota Lynx with 18.2.

Chamique Holdsclaw, who took home both honors last season, led the WNBA in rebounding for the second straight season, finishing with 10.9 boards per game. Cheryl Ford of the Detroit Shock finished second averaging 10.4 boards during her rookie season, followed by Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks (10.0), Lauren Jackson (9.3), and Tari Philips of the New York Liberty (8.5).

The Bud Light Peak Performers program is part of Bud Light�s $100,000 commitment to WNBA players.

Chamique Holdsclaw led the league in rebounding.
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In addition to the $25,000 awarded to the Bud Light Peak Performers, Bud Light also will award cash prizes to the players on the All-WNBA First and Second Teams presented by Bud Light prior to Game 2 of the WNBA Finals on September, 14. Each first team player will receive $10,000 and each second team player will receive $5,000.

2003 WNBA Bud Light Peak Performers � Final Statistics

Top Five: Scoring Average
1. Lauren Jackson (Seattle Storm) 254 151 698 21.2
2. Chamique Holdsclaw (Washington Mystics) 204 140 554 20.5
3. Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) 221 155 671 19.7
4. Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles Sparks) 165 82 424 18.4
5. Katie Smith (Minnesota Lynx) 208 126 620 18.2

Top Five: Rebounds Per Game
1. Chamique Holdsclaw (Washington Mystics) 2.7 8.2 294 10.9
2. Cheryl Ford (Detroit Shock) 3.1 7.3 334 10.4
3. Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles Sparks) 3.3 6.7 231 10.0
4. Lauren Jackson (Seattle Storm) 2.5 6.8 307 9.3
5. Tari Phillips (New York Liberty) 3.0 5.5 280 8.5