All-WNBA Team

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The All-WNBA Team is an annual Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every season. The voting is conducted by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States. The team has been selected in every season of the league's existence, dating back to its inaugural season in 1997. The All-WNBA Team is composed of two five-woman lineups—a first and second team, comprising a total of 10 roster spots.

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Through the 2021 season, all teams consisted of a center, two forwards, and two guards. On August 5, 2022, the league announced that future All-WNBA Teams would be selected without regard to player position. [1]

Players receive five points for a first-team vote and three points for a second-team vote. As of the 2022 season, the top five players with the highest point total make the first team, with the next five making the second team.

Diana Taurasi holds the record for the most total selections with fourteen. Taurasi holds the record for the most First Team selections with ten, while Leslie follows with eight.

Selections

Denotes players who are still active in the WNBA
Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X)Denotes the number of times the player has been selected
Player
(in bold text)
Indicates the player who won the WNBA Most Valuable Player in the same year [a]

1997 to present

SeasonFirst teamSecond team
PlayerNationalityTeamPlayerNationalityTeam
1997 Cynthia Cooper Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Teresa Weatherspoon Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
Ruthie Bolton-Holifield Flag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs Andrea Stinson Flag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting
Eva Němcová Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Cleveland Rockers Wendy Palmer Flag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Starzz
Tina Thompson Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Jennifer Gillom Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
Lisa Leslie Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Rebecca Lobo Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
1998 Cynthia Cooper (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Teresa Weatherspoon (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
Suzie McConnell Serio Flag of the United States.svg  United States Cleveland Rockers Andrea Stinson (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting
Sheryl Swoopes Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Eva Němcová (2)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Cleveland Rockers
Tina Thompson (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Cindy Brown Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock
Jennifer Gillom (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Lisa Leslie (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
1999 Cynthia Cooper (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Shannon Johnson Flag of the United States.svg  United States Orlando Miracle
Ticha Penicheiro Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Sacramento Monarchs Teresa Weatherspoon (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
Sheryl Swoopes (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Chamique Holdsclaw Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics
Natalie Williams Flag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Starzz Tina Thompson (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets
Yolanda Griffith Flag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs Lisa Leslie (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
2000 Cynthia Cooper (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Shannon Johnson (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Orlando Miracle
Ticha Penicheiro (2)Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Sacramento Monarchs Katie Smith Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Sheryl Swoopes (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Betty Lennox Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Natalie Williams (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Starzz Teresa Weatherspoon (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
Lisa Leslie (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Tina Thompson (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets
Yolanda Griffith (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs
2001 Janeth Arcain Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Houston Comets Ticha Penicheiro (3)Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Sacramento Monarchs
Katie Smith (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Tamecka Dixon Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Merlakia Jones Flag of the United States.svg  United States Cleveland Rockers Chamique Holdsclaw (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics
Natalie Williams (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Starzz Tina Thompson (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets
Lisa Leslie (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Yolanda Griffith (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs
2002 Sue Bird Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Shannon Johnson (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Orlando Miracle
Sheryl Swoopes (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Katie Smith (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Mwadi Mabika Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo Los Angeles Sparks Chamique Holdsclaw (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics
Tamika Catchings Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever Tina Thompson (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets
Lisa Leslie (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Tari Phillips Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
2003 Sue Bird (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Nikki Teasley Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Katie Smith (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Deanna Nolan Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock
Tamika Catchings (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever Sheryl Swoopes (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets
Lauren Jackson Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Seattle Storm Swin Cash Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock
Lisa Leslie (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Cheryl Ford Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock
2004 Sue Bird (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Nikki Teasley (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Diana Taurasi Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Nykesha Sales Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
Tina Thompson (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Tamika Catchings (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever
Lauren Jackson (2)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Seattle Storm Swin Cash (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock
Lisa Leslie (8)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Yolanda Griffith (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs
2005 Sue Bird (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Diana Taurasi (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
Deanna Nolan (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock Becky Hammon Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
Sheryl Swoopes (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Tamika Catchings (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever
Lauren Jackson (3)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Seattle Storm Taj McWilliams-Franklin Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
Yolanda Griffith (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs Lisa Leslie (9)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
2006 Diana Taurasi (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Seimone Augustus Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Katie Douglas Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun Sheryl Swoopes (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets
Tamika Catchings (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever Alana Beard Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics
Lauren Jackson (4)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Seattle Storm Cheryl Ford (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock
Lisa Leslie (10)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Taj McWilliams-Franklin (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
2007 Diana Taurasi (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Katie Douglas (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
Becky Hammon (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Antonio Silver Stars Seimone Augustus (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Deanna Nolan (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock Sophia Young Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg St. Vincent San Antonio Silver Stars
Penny Taylor Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Phoenix Mercury Tamika Catchings (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever
Lauren Jackson (5)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Seattle Storm Tina Thompson (8)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets
2008 Diana Taurasi (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Sue Bird (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm
Lindsay Whalen Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun Becky Hammon (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Antonio Silver Stars
Sophia Young (2) Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg St. Vincent San Antonio Silver Stars Deanna Nolan (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock
Candace Parker Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Asjha Jones Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
Lisa Leslie (11)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Lauren Jackson (6)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Seattle Storm
2009 Diana Taurasi (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Katie Douglas (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever
Becky Hammon (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Antonio Silver Stars Deanna Nolan (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock
Cappie Pondexter Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Sophia Young (3) Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg St. Vincent San Antonio Silver Stars
Tamika Catchings (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever Candace Parker (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Lauren Jackson (7)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Seattle Storm Lisa Leslie (12)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
2010 Diana Taurasi (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Sue Bird (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm
Cappie Pondexter (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Katie Douglas (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever
Tamika Catchings (8)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever Angel McCoughtry Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Dream
Lauren Jackson (8)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Seattle Storm Crystal Langhorne Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics
Sylvia Fowles Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Tina Charles Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
2011 Lindsay Whalen (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Sue Bird (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm
Diana Taurasi (8)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Seimone Augustus (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Angel McCoughtry (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Dream Cappie Pondexter (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
Tamika Catchings (9)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever Penny Taylor (2)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Phoenix Mercury
Tina Charles (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun Sylvia Fowles (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky
2012 Seimone Augustus (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Lindsay Whalen (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Cappie Pondexter (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Kristi Toliver Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Tamika Catchings (10)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever Maya Moore Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Candace Parker (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Sophia Young (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Antonio Silver Stars
Tina Charles (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun Sylvia Fowles (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky
2013 Lindsay Whalen (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Seimone Augustus (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Diana Taurasi (9)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Angel McCoughtry (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Dream
Maya Moore (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Tamika Catchings (11)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever
Candace Parker (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Elena Delle Donne Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky
Sylvia Fowles (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Tina Charles (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
2014 Skylar Diggins-Smith Flag of the United States.svg  United States Tulsa Shock Lindsay Whalen (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Diana Taurasi (10)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Danielle Robinson Flag of the United States.svg  United States San Antonio Stars
Maya Moore (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Seimone Augustus (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Candace Parker (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Angel McCoughtry (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Dream
Brittney Griner Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Nneka Ogwumike Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Tina Charles (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
2015 Maya Moore (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Courtney Vandersloot Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky
Angel McCoughtry (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Dream Epiphanny Prince Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
Elena Delle Donne (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Tamika Catchings (12)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever
DeWanna Bonner Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Candace Parker (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Tina Charles (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Brittney Griner (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
2016 Sue Bird (8)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Diana Taurasi (11)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
Maya Moore (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Jewell Loyd Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm
Elena Delle Donne (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Angel McCoughtry (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Dream
Nneka Ogwumike (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Breanna Stewart Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm
Tina Charles (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Sylvia Fowles (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
2017 Skylar Diggins-Smith (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Wings Chelsea Gray Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Maya Moore (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Diana Taurasi (12)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
Candace Parker (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Nneka Ogwumike (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Tina Charles (8)Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Jonquel Jones Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas Connecticut Sun
Sylvia Fowles (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Brittney Griner (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
2018 Diana Taurasi (13)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Courtney Vandersloot (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky
Tiffany Hayes Flag of the United States.svg  United States Atlanta Dream Skylar Diggins-Smith (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Wings
Elena Delle Donne (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Maya Moore (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Breanna Stewart (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Candace Parker (8)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Liz Cambage Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Dallas Wings Brittney Griner (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
2019 Courtney Vandersloot (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Odyssey Sims Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Chelsea Gray (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Diamond DeShields Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky
Elena Delle Donne (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Nneka Ogwumike (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Natasha Howard Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Jonquel Jones (2)Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas Connecticut Sun
Brittney Griner (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Liz Cambage (2)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Las Vegas Aces
2020 Courtney Vandersloot (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Diana Taurasi (14)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
Arike Ogunbowale Flag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Wings Skylar Diggins-Smith (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury
A'ja Wilson Flag of the United States.svg  United States Las Vegas Aces Myisha Hines-Allen Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics
Breanna Stewart (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm DeWanna Bonner (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
Candace Parker (9)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Napheesa Collier Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
2021 Jonquel Jones (3)Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas Connecticut Sun A'ja Wilson (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Las Vegas Aces
Skylar Diggins-Smith (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Sylvia Fowles (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx
Brittney Griner (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Arike Ogunbowale (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Dallas Wings
Breanna Stewart (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Tina Charles (9)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics
Jewell Loyd (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Courtney Vandersloot (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky
2022 A'ja Wilson (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Las Vegas Aces Alyssa Thomas Flag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun
Breanna Stewart (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Sabrina Ionescu Flag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty
Kelsey Plum Flag of the United States.svg  United States Las Vegas Aces Nneka Ogwumike (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks
Skylar Diggins-Smith (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Jonquel Jones (4)Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas Connecticut Sun
Candace Parker (10)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Sylvia Fowles (8)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx

Most selections

The following table only lists players with at least seven total selections.

Denotes players who are still active
Denotes players inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
PlayerTotalFirst
team
Second
team
MVP Seasons
Diana Taurasi 14104116
Lisa Leslie 1284312
Tamika Catchings 1275115
Candace Parker 1073214
Lauren Jackson 871312
Sue Bird 853017
Tina Charles 853112
Tina Thompson 936017
Sylvia Fowles 835215
Maya Moore 75218
Sheryl Swoopes 752312

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Courtney M. Williams is an American professional basketball player for the Connecticut Sun of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Williams completed her high school basketball career at Charlton County High School. She signed with the University of South Florida and enrolled at the school in the fall of 2012.

The W25 are the Women's National Basketball Association's Top 25 Players of All Time, chosen in 2021 on the occasion of the 25th season of the WNBA from amongst 72 nominees compiled by the league. The group, selected by a panel consisting of media members and pioneering women's basketball figures, was to comprise the 25 best and most influential players of the first 25 years of the WNBA, with consideration also accorded to sportsmanship, community service, leadership, and contribution to the growth of women's basketball. To be considered, players had to have competed in the WNBA for at least two seasons, and fit at least four of seven criteria:

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