Seimone Augustus Named to 2012 All-WNBA First TeamOctober 17, 2012 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Minnesota Lynx
This season, Augustus averaged a team-best 16.6 points per game (9th in the league), while ranking in the top 15 of all three shooting categories - 13th in field goal accuracy (49.1%), 4th in three-point accuracy (43.7%) and 11th in free throw percentage (85.2%). She passed Katie Smith as the franchise leader in scoring on September 4 against Los Angeles, finishing the season with 3,684 points in her Lynx career.
Moore improved her averages across the board from her rookie campaign, averaging 16.4 points (11th), 6.0 rebounds (14th), 3.6 assists (14th) and 1.5 steals (16th) in a team-best 29.7 minutes per game. She had an especially strong second half for the Lynx, averaging 19.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game over the last 17 games of the season.
Whalen finished the season ranked third on the team in scoring (11.5 ppg), while being named the WNBA Peak Performer for assists, leading the league in both assists (178) and assists per game (5.4). She became the franchise leader in assists, finishing the season with 561 in a Lynx uniform, surpassing Katie Smith. This postseason, Whalen is averaging 12.0 points, 4.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.
Joining Augustus on the All-WNBA First Team is Los Angeles forward Candace Parker, Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, Connecticut center Tina Charles and New York guard Cappie Pondexter. San Antonio forward Sophia Young, Chicago center Sylvia Fowles and Los Angeles guard Kristi Toliver round out the All-WNBA Second Team.
Tickets are still available for tonight's Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, presented by Boost Mobile, ranging from $25 ($20 for season ticket holders and $22 for groups of 10 or more) to $225 ($205 for season ticket holders). Tickets are available by calling the Lynx Front Office at 612-673-8400, in person at the Target Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-WNBA-TIX (962-2849).
• Discuss this story on the Women's National Basketball Association message board...
• Digg this story
• Add to Del.icio.us
Women's National Basketball Association Stories from October 17, 2012
- Sparks Forward Candace Parker and Guard Kristi Toliver Named All-WNBA - Los Angeles Sparks
- Cappie Pondexter Named to 2012 All-WNBA First-Team - New York Liberty
- Seimone Augustus Named to 2012 All-WNBA First Team - Minnesota Lynx
- MVP Tina Charles Headlines 2012 All-WNBA First-Team - WNBA
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.