WNBA Most Improved Player Award

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The Women's National Basketball Association's Most Improved Player Award is an annual Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) award given since the 2000 WNBA season, to the most improved player of the regular season. The winner is selected by a panel of sportswriters throughout the United States, each of whom casts a vote for first, second and third place selections. Each first-place vote is worth five points; each second-place vote is worth three points; and each third-place vote is worth one point. The player with the highest point total, regardless of the number of first-place votes, wins the award.

No player has won the award more than once. In 2004, there was a tie; both Kelly Miller and Wendy Palmer received the award. Nicole Powell is the only woman to win the award and a title in the same year.


Denotes player who is still active in the WNBA
Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Denotes player whose team won championship that year
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has won
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team has won


  • "WNBA Most Improved Player Award". Retrieved January 19, 2009.