• October 15, 2021

Phoenix Mercury guard-forward DeWanna Bonner named the 2011 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

Phoenix Mercury guard-forward DeWanna won the 2011 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year for the third year in a row. She garnered 20 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters. New York Liberty guard-forward Essence Carson and Connecticut Sun guard Kara Lawson received eight votes each. Indiana Fever center Jessica Davenport garnered three votes and San Antonio Silver Stars guard Jia Perkins garnered one vote.

In 34 games this season, including 29 off the bench, Bonner averaged 10.7 points and a career-high 7.0 rebounds. Bonner also shot a career-best .909 from the free throw line. Her 7.0 rpg ranked second on the Mercury behind Candace Dupree’s 8.2 rpg. A standout at Auburn, Bonner was drafted fifth overall by the Mercury in the 2009 WNBA Draft.

Bonner will receive $5,000 and a specially-designed trophy from Tiffany & Co.

2011 WNBA SIXTH WOMAN OF THE YEAR RESULTS

Votes Player Team
20 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury
8 Essence Carson New York Liberty
8 Kara Lawson Connecticut Sun
3 Jessica Davenport Indiana Fever
1 Jia Perkins San Antonio Silver Stars

WNBA SIXTH WOMAN OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Votes Player Team
2011 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury
2010 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury
2009 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury
2008 Candice Wiggins Minnesota Lynx
2007* Plenette Pierson Detroit Shock

* Inaugural award

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