Tamika Catchings, Indiana
Credentials: Second in the WNBA in scoring, fourth in rebounding, second in minutes per game (36.5) and led the league in steals with 2.94 a game.
Past ESPY's: none
Chamique Holdsclaw, Washington
Credentials: First player to lead the WNBA in scoring and rebounding in same season.
Past ESPY's: 1999 Best Female Athlete.
Lisa Leslie, LA
Credentials: Led the Sparks to their second straight WNBA championship, earning her second straight Finals MVP.
Past ESPY's: 2002 Best Women's Pro Basketball Player.
Sheryl Swoopes, Houston
Credentials: After missing the entire 2001 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Swoopes made a tremendous return, finishing the regular season as the WNBA's third leading scorer (18.5 ppg).
Past ESPY's: 2001 Best Women's Pro Basketball Player.