Angel McCoughtry, Sylvia Fowles and Danielle Robinson capture 2013 WNBA Peak Performer honors
Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky) and Danielle Robinson (San Antonio Silver Stars) have won the 2013 WNBA Peak Performer Awards for scoring, rebounding and assists, respectively, it was announced by the WNBA today.
The WNBA presents the Peak Performer awards annually to the players who lead the league in each of those categories during the regular season. Each player will receive a trophy crafted by Tiffany in honor of her accomplishments.
McCoughtry earned her second straight Peak Performer award for scoring, averaging a league-best 21.5 points. The fifth-year veteran averaged more than 20 points for the fourth consecutive year and shot 41 percent from the floor. McCoughtry scored 20 or more points in 19 games this season, including six games of 30 or more.
On Sept. 6, McCoughtry became the third-youngest player to reach the 3,000-point plateau, accomplishing the fear four days before her 27th birthday. She reached the milestone in 154 games, tying for third fewest in WNBA history. Her career average of 19.5 points ranks third all-time.
Leading the league in rebounds per game with 11.5, Fowles bested three-time defending rebounding champion Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun, who had edged the Sky center for the award by fewer than one rebound in each of the last two seasons. The Louisiana State University alumna had her two best rebounding totals of the season against Connecticut, pulling down a career-best 22 on May 31 and 21 on Aug. 18. Fowles grabbed double-digit rebounds in 20 games this season, including seven consecutive games to start the season. She ranks second all-time with 9.8 rebounds per game, and recorded the third-highest single-season rebound total in league history (369) this season.
San Antonio Silver Stars guard Danielle Robinson earned her first Peak Performer award, averaging 6.7 assists to hold off Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi who finished second (6.2 apg). Robinson also topped two-time defending assists champion Lindsay Whalen of Minnesota who finished third, averaging 5.8 assists. Robinson dished out five or more assists in 20 games this season, reaching the 10-assist plateau twice, on Aug. 6, against Minnesota and June 25, against Phoenix. She also ranked second in the league in assist-turnover ratio with a 2.63 mark.
2013 WNBA Peak Performers – Final Statistics
Top Five: Scoring Average
|Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream)||21.5|
|Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)||20.3|
|Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx)||18.5|
|Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)||18.1|
|Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun)||18.0|
Top Five: Rebounding Average
|Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky)||11.5|
|Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun)||10.1|
|Erika de Souza (Atlanta Dream)||9.9|
|Jayne Appel (SA Silver Stars)||8.9|
|Rebekkah Brunson (Minnesota Lynx)||8.9|
|Glory Johnson (Tulsa Shock)||8.9|
Top Five: Assists Average
|Danielle Robinson (SA Silver Stars)||6.7|
|Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)||6.2|
|Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)||5.8|
|Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky)||5.6|
|Lindsey Harding (L.A Sparks)||5.2|