The Rookie of the Year has been awarded to the best first year player in the WNBA. In 1998 and 1999 the WNBA also awarded a Newcomer of the Year award. That was given to players who had played professionally before playing in the WNBA.
Rookie of the Year award winners:
|1998||Tracy Reid||Charlotte Sting|
|1999||Chamique Holdsclaw||Washington Mystics|
|2000||Betty Lennox||Minnesota Lynx|
|2001||Jackie Stiles||Portland Fire|
|2002||Tamika Catchings||Indiana Fever|
|2003||Cheryl Ford||Detriot Shock|
|2004||Diana Taurasi||Phoenix Mercury|
|2005||Temeka Johnson||Washington Mystics|
|2006||Seimone Augustus||Minnesota Lynx|
|2007||Armintie Price||Chicago Sky|
|2008||Canadace Parker||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2009||Angel McCoughtry||Atlanta Dream|
|2010||Tina Charles||Connecticut Sun|
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