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Ogwumike (rookie), Ross (coach) honored

Updated: October 7, 2012, 5:49 PM ET
By Michelle Smith

LOS ANGELES -- The biggest surprise for Nneka Ogwumike in her first season in the WNBA?

Just how easy it was.

Well, maybe she didn't put it exactly like that, but as the Los Angeles Sparks forward accepted the WNBA Rookie of the Year award Sunday morning before Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, she talked about how "smooth" her transition into the professional game has been.

She did it while sitting next to Carol Ross, who also was named the ...

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