Snow Named as Most Improved Player
Snow was among the league leaders in blocks, rebounds.|
Other players receiving votes included Detroit's Deanna Nolan (12), Phoenix's Anna DeForge (10), Los Angeles' Nikki Teasley (5), New York's Becky Hammon (1), Detroit's Ruth Riley (1) and Swin Cash (1) and Los Angeles' Tamecka Dixon (1).
After a productive rookie campaign in 2002, Snow shot out of the gates in 2003, posting three consecutive double-digit rebound efforts in the Comets' first three games.
On the season, she averaged 9.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while hitting 49.8 percent of her field goal attempts -- up from 3.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 46.9 percent shooting a year ago. She also tripled her assist output, increased her free-throw percentage from 59.6 to 72.9 percent and set a Houston Comets record by blocking 62 shots -- the fourth-best total in the league.
As the WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year, Snow will receive a Tiffany-designed trophy and $5,000. The 53-member voting panel consisted of 12 national media representatives, as well as media representatives from each of the league's 14 markets who cover the WNBA regularly.
|22||Michelle Snow||Houston Comets|
|12||Deanna Nolan||Detroit Shock|
|10||Anna DeForge||Phoenix Mercury|
|5||Nikki Teasley||Los Angeles Sparks|
|1||Becky Hammon�||New York Liberty|
|1||Ruth Riley||Detroit Shock|
|1||Swin Cash||Detroit Shock|
|1||Tamecka Dixon�||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2003||Michelle Snow�||Houston Comets|
|2002||Coco Miller||Washington Mystics|
|2001||Janeth Arcain||Houston Comets|
|2000||Tari Phillips||New York Liberty|