Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ticha and Dawn have our WNBA vote

Dawn Staley
Ticha Penicheiro
Vote, vote, vote for Ticha and Dawn -- on the ballot for most influental players of all time in the WNBA.

ODU's Ticha Penicheiro and Virginia's Dawn Staley are two of the 30 nominees on the WNBA ballot, which will be unveiled July 23 at the all-star game.

Voting for the league’s Top 15 Players of all time will be conducted among fans and select national and WNBA-market media, as well as current players and coaches. Fans are encouraged to vote by logging onto, which will highlight each of the 30 nominees, complete with biographical information and a photo gallery.

In case you don't know, current LA Spark Ticha is the league's all-time assist leader (2,417 and counting), which gives her a lead of 800-plus over Sue Bird, in second place. Penicheiro is also the league's all-time leader in steals with 732 and counting and is a four-time all-star.

Current South Carolina coach Staley, who retired in 2006 after amassing more than 2,000 points, ranks third overall in the league in 3-point percentage and is the only player in WNBA history to have started for both the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference all-star teams.

Fans can cast a vote for their Top 15 Players of all time once per day by going online to starting Thursday at noon ET and ending at midnight on July 14.

The WNBA’s Top 15 Players will be unveiled and honored at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game, where the San Antonio Silver Stars will host the midseason classic for the first time in franchise history. ABC will nationally broadcast the game on July 23, at 3:30 p.m.

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