In the wake of the Storm’s championship season, a growing number of Storm players are up for awards.
Russian wing Svetlana Abrosimova is one of the candidates for the FIBA Europe Women’s Player of the Year. Abrosimova took home a pair of trophies in 2010, winning the Russian Superleague with UMMC Ekaterinburg before helping key the Storm’s title run. She’s up against three other players who were in the WNBA in 2010 (Atlanta’s Yelena Leuchanka and Connecticut’s Anete Jekabsone-Zogota and Sandrine Gruda) as well as other stars like Ann Wauters and Amaya Valdemoro. Voting will be open through the end of January.
Meanwhile, Tanisha Wright is up for an honor in her native Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette annually presents the Dapper Dan Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, the Steel City’s equivalent to the Seattle Sports Star of the Year awards. Wright is one of four candidates for Sportswoman of the Year, with voting open through next Monday. One of the other candidates is former Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio, now coaching at Duquesne University.
Abrosimova and Wright join teammates Lauren Jackson (USSA Athlete of the Year) and Swin Cash (Professional Sports Star of the Year) as Storm players in need of your votes. And don’t forget to vote for the Storm as the Seattle Sports Story of the Year, also part of the Sports Star awards.