Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley named 2015 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

Allie Quigley. Photo: NBAE/Getty Images.

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, who helped lead the team to the second-best record in franchise history, has been named the 2015 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, the WNBA announced today. Quigley earned the award as the WNBA’s top reserve for the second season in a row.

The 29-year-old Quigley received 24 votes from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters. Rookie center Kiah Stokes of the New York Liberty finished second with 11 votes. Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous was third with two votes, and Fever center Natalie Achonwa and Connecticut Sun forward/guard Shekinna Stricklen tied for fourth with one vote each. To be eligible for the award, players had to have come off the bench in more games than they started.

Quigley ranked 25th in the WNBA in scoring (11.1 ppg) while averaging 22.5 minutes in 32 games (seven starts). She was the league’s only top-25 scorer to average fewer than 25 minutes per game. The seven-year WNBA veteran scored 15 points or more 11 times and reached 20 points twice.

Quigley becomes the second player to win the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year in back-to-back years. Phoenix Mercury guard/forward DeWanna Bonner was honored three straight years, from 2009-11.

n honor of being named the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, Quigley will receive $5,000 and a specially designed trophy by Tiffany & Co.

2015 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Voting Results

Votes Player Team
24 Allie Quigley  Chicago Sky
11 Kiah Stokes New York Liberty
2 Shavonte Zellous Indiana Fever
1 Natalie Achonwa Indiana Fever
1 Shekinna Stricklen Connecticut Sun


All-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Winners

Year Player Team
2015 Allie Quigley Chicago Sky
2014 Allie Quigley Chicago Sky
2013 Riquna Williams Tulsa Shock
2012 Renee Montgomery Connecticut Sun
2011 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury
2010 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury
2009 DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury
2008 Candice Wiggins Minnesota Lynx
2007 Plenette Pierson Tulsa Shock
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