After averaging 16.2 ppg during the regular season, Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus raised her game in the playoffs, leading the Lynx to the WNBA title by averaging 24.7 ppg and shooting 58.7 percent in the Finals against Atlanta. She was named finals MVP.
Fever forward Tamika Catchings had a banner year in 2011. The former Tennessee standout averaged 15.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game in the regular season, earning her WNBA MVP honors.
Averaging 11 rebounds per game, Connecticut center Tina Charles captured her second consecutive rebounding title in 2011. During the regular season, the former UConn Husky recorded 10 or more rebounds 23 times and surpassed by one her previous WNBA record of 22 double-doubles.
During the 2011 regular season, Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry wasn't only the league's second-leading scorer, averaging 21.6 ppg, she also added 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals a game. In the playoffs, the former Louisville star stepped it up even more with 23.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 3.0 spg, leading the Dream to the WNBA Finals.
In 2011, Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi edged out Atlanta forward Angel McCoughtry for the WNBA scoring title, averaging 21.63 ppg. This marked the fifth time in her WNBA career that she averaged more than 20 points for the season. The Mercury's scoring dynamo also shot 44.9 percent from the field and led the league in 3-point shots made with 81.