New York, NY (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver was
named the WNBA's Most Improved Player for the 2012 campaign on Thursday.
Toliver posted career-highs in scoring (17.5 ppg), assists (4.9 apg), rebounds
(3.2 rpg) and steals (1.3 spg), while starting all but one of 34 games for the
The fourth-year pro received 24 of 41 votes from a panel of national and local
sportswriters and broadcasters, beating out Phoenix Mercury guard/forward
DeWanna Bonner, who finished with seven votes.
New York Liberty guard Kia Vaughn won this award last year.
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