Your 2017 WNBA MVP: Sylvia Fowles.

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Sylvia Fowles's historic season, by the numbers:

  • Fowles got 35/40 votes from the national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. 
  • Number 1 seed in the playoffs, her Lynx went 27-7 in the regular season.
  • Stats: 65.5FG%, 18.9PPG, 76.8FT%, 10.4RPG, 1.9BPG
  • Lead the league in double doubles
  • Western Conference Player of the Month 3x, Western Conference Player of the week 5x


Alana Beard has officially been named the WNBA 2017 Defensive player of the year.

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Alana Beard's monster season, by the numbers:

  • Beard received 28/40 votes from the national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
  • Lead the league in steals averaging 2.09 per game.
  • Her team led the W in SPG (9.29) and opponents turnovers per game (16.4).
  • Multiple times this season Beard tallied 5 steals in a game.
  • Through out the season has singled out star players and shut them down (ask Maya Moore).


Along with the MVP & DPOY awards the WNBA also announced the WNBA All-Defensive Team, click here to view the full team.

To see our preseason award predictions CLICK HERE.

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