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Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike wins 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award

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The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is presented each season to a player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court

NEW YORK, United States of America, October 4, 2021/ — Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the recipient of the 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, the WNBA announced today. This is the third straight Sportsmanship Award for Ogwumike, making her the only player to win the award in three consecutive years.

The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is presented each season to a player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court, including ethical behavior, fair play and integrity. The award is named for the late Kim Perrot, who helped guide the Houston Comets to their first two WNBA championships before passing away in August 1999 after a seven-month battle with cancer.

Ogwumike received 19 votes from a national panel of 49 sportswriters and broadcasters. Atlanta Dream center/forward Elizabeth Williams finished second (eight). Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins and Phoenix Mercury forward Brianna Turner (four votes each) tied for third place. Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, Indiana Fever guard Danielle Robinson and Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson all received three votes. Rounding out the votes were Connecticut Sun guard Briann January (two), Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd (one), Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley (one), and New York Liberty guard Sami Whitcomb (one).

A member of the W25, Ogwumike has been an invaluable leader for the WNBA community. Over the last two years, Ogwumike, as President of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association, has spearheaded a new and groundbreaking Collective Bargaining Agreement and led much of the league’s social justice efforts. She also previously won the 2018 season-long Community Assist Award for her dedication to community service efforts.

The six-time WNBA All-Star and former Most Valuable Player, Ogwumike led the Sparks with 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 18 games. Ogwumike is a five-time All-WNBA selection and won a championship with the Sparks in 2016. She was also named the 2012 WNBA Rookie of the Year, which followed her selection by Los Angeles as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft.

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Below are the voting results for the 2021 WNBA Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award and a list of all-time winners.

2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Results

Player
 
Team
 
Votes
 
Nneka Ogwumike
 
Los Angeles Sparks
 
19
 
Elizabeth Williams
 
Atlanta Dream
 
8
 
Ariel Atkins
 
Washington Mystics
 
4
 
Brianna Turner
 
Phoenix Mercury
 
4
 
Sylvia Fowles
 
Minnesota Lynx
 
3
 
Danielle Robinson
 
Indiana Fever
 
3
 
A’ja Wilson
 
Las Vegas Aces
 
3
 
Briann January
 
Connecticut Sun
 
2
 
Jewell Loyd
 
Seattle Storm
 
1
 
Allie Quigley
 
Chicago Sky
 
1
 
Sami Whitcomb
 
New York Liberty
 
1
 

Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Winners

2021
 
Nneka Ogwumike
 
Los Angeles Sparks
 
2020
 
Nneka Ogwumike
 
Los Angeles Sparks
 
2019
 
Nneka Ogwumike
 
Los Angeles Sparks
 
2018
 
Sue Bird
 
Seattle Storm
 
2017
 
Sue Bird
 
Seattle Storm
 
2016
 
Tamika Catchings
 
Indiana Fever
 
2015
 
DeLisha Milton-Jones
 
Atlanta Dream
 
2014
 
Becky Hammon
 
San Antonio Stars
 
2013
 
Swin Cash
 
Chicago Sky
 
 Tamika Catchings
 
Indiana Fever
 
2012
 
Kara Lawson
 
Connecticut Sun
 
2011
 
Sue Bird
 
Seattle Storm
 
 Ruth Riley
 
San Antonio Stars
 
2010
 
Tamika Catchings
 
Indiana Fever
 
2009
 
Kara Lawson
 
Sacramento Monarchs
 
2008
 
Vickie Johnson
 
San Antonio Stars
 
2007
 
Tully Bevilaqua
 
Indiana Fever
 
2006
 
Dawn Staley
 
Houston Comets
 
2005
 
Taj McWilliams-Franklin
 
Connecticut Sun
 
2004
 
Teresa Edwards
 
Minnesota Lynx
 
2003
 
Edna Campbell
 
Sacramento Monarchs
 
2002
 
Jennifer Gillom
 
Phoenix Mercury
 
2001
 
Sue Wicks
 
New York Liberty
 
2000
 
Suzie McConnell Serio
 
Cleveland Rockers
 
1999
 
Dawn Staley
 
Charlotte Sting
 
1998
 
Suzie McConnell Serio
 
Cleveland Rockers
 
1997
 
Haixia Zheng
 
Los Angeles Sparks
 
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