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Maya Moore Named 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year

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Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore earned the 2011 Rookie of the Year award, the WNBA announced today. A national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters awarded Moore the honor. Moore, the University of Connecticut product and two-time NCAA National Champion, topped all rookies in points (13.2 ppg), minutes (28.0 mpg) and steals (1.4 spg). She was second overall amongst rookies in rebounds (4.6 rpg) and third in assists (2.7 apg). The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft presented by adidas finished the season winning two out of the three WNBA Rookie of the Month honors. Moore becomes the fourth straight No. 1 selection to win Rookie of the Year, joining Tina Charles (2010), Angel McCoughtry (2009), and Candace Parker (2008). From WNBA.com Remember, the Lynx make their playoff debut tonight at 8pm against Becky Hammon the San Antonio Stars. Head Coach Cheryl Reeve is also set to be presented the Coach of the Year award before the game.

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