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WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Winners

Defensive Player of the Year

Per Game Shooting Advanced
Year Player Tm G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
2013 Sylvia Fowles CHI 32 31.3 16.3 11.5 0.4 0.9 2.4 .586 .685 7.1 .339
2012 Tamika Catchings IND 34 30.5 17.4 7.6 3.1 2.1 0.9 .432 .379 .864 7.8 .361
2011 Sylvia Fowles CHI 34 34.6 20.0 10.2 0.6 1.2 2.0 .591 .766 7.4 .303
2010 Tamika Catchings IND 34 31.4 18.2 7.1 4.0 2.3 0.9 .484 .448 .849 7.9 .355
2009 Tamika Catchings IND 34 31.9 15.1 7.2 3.1 2.9 0.5 .386 .328 .873 6.1 .269
2008 Lisa Leslie LAS 33 32.1 15.1 8.9 2.4 1.5 2.9 .463 .235 .661 4.2 .188
2007 Lauren Jackson SEA 31 32.9 23.8 9.7 1.3 1.0 2.0 .519 .402 .883 9.5 .446
2006 Tamika Catchings IND 32 33.5 16.3 7.5 3.7 2.9 1.1 .407 .299 .809 7.7 .343
2005 Tamika Catchings IND 34 34.5 14.7 7.8 4.2 2.6 0.5 .383 .285 .788 7.1 .289
2004 Lisa Leslie LAS 34 33.8 17.6 9.9 2.6 1.5 2.9 .494 .273 .712 6.8 .283
2003 Sheryl Swoopes HOU 31 35.0 15.6 4.6 3.9 2.5 0.8 .403 .304 .887 5.3 .234
2002 Sheryl Swoopes HOU 32 36.1 18.5 4.9 3.3 2.8 0.7 .434 .288 .825 7.1 .296
2001 Debbie Black MIA 32 29.6 5.6 3.9 3.8 2.6 0.1 .374 .150 .771 3.4 .172
2000 Sheryl Swoopes HOU 31 35.2 20.7 6.3 3.8 2.8 1.1 .506 .374 .821 9.8 .433
1999 Yolanda Griffith SAC 29 33.8 18.8 11.3 1.6 2.5 1.9 .541 .000 .617 8.1 .397
1998 Teresa Weatherspoon NYL 30 33.4 6.8 4.0 6.4 3.3 0.0 .388 .327 .609 3.0 .142
1997 Teresa Weatherspoon NYL 28 33.0 7.0 4.1 6.1 3.0 0.1 .467 .086 .650 3.4 .179