Chicago Sky’s Allie Quigley Named 2015 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
Chicago Guard Selected as Top Reserve for Second Consecutive SeasonAllie Quigley/WNBA
Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, who helped lead the team to the second-best record in franchise history, has been named the 2015 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year presented by Samsung, the WNBA announced Thursday. Quigley earned the award as the WNBA’s top reserve for the second season in a row.
The 29-year-old Quigley received 24 votes from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters. Rookie center Kiah Stokes of the New York Liberty finished second with 11 votes. Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous was third with two votes, and Fever center Natalie Achonwa and Connecticut Sun forward/guard Shekinna Stricklen tied for fourth with one vote each. To be eligible for the award, players had to have come off the bench in more games than they started.
Quigley ranked 25th in the WNBA in scoring (11.1 ppg) while averaging 22.5 minutes in 32 games (seven starts). She was the league’s only top-25 scorer to average fewer than 25 minutes per game. The seven-year WNBA veteran scored 15 points or more 11 times and reached 20 points twice.
On July 21, Quigley recorded a season-high 23 points and converted 9-of-9 from the free throw line in a 97-92 victory over the Atlanta Dream. Her other game with at least 20 points came on August 21, when she had 20 points and sank a go-ahead three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left as the Sky defeated the Washington Mystics 87-85.
The Joliet, Illinois native and former DePaul standout made 36 three-pointers for the season, second most on the Sky, and hit 82.6 percent from the free throw line (38-of-46). Quigley helped Chicago finish second in the Eastern Conference with a 21-13 record, three games behind the team’s all-time best mark of 24-10 set in 2013. The Sky opens the 2015 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile tonight with a matchup against the Fever in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
Quigley becomes the second player to win the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year presented by Samsung in back-to-back years. Phoenix Mercury guard/forward DeWanna Bonner was honored three straight years, from 2009-11.
This marks the second season that Samsung, an official WNBA marketing partner, is serving as the presenting partner of the WNBA’s highest individual honors. The WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, WNBA Most Valuable Player, WNBA Most Improved Player, WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, WNBA Rookie of the Year, and the WNBA Players of the Month and Rookie of the Month awards are a part of the WNBA Performance Awards presented by Samsung program.
In honor of being named the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year presented by Samsung, Quigley will receive ,000 and a specially designed trophy by Tiffany & Co.