New York, NY (Sports Network) - For the third time in 2012, Los Angeles
Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Month.
Ogwumike, the first overall pick in his year's draft, ranked second among all
rookies in rebounds per game (7.6) and field goal percentage (.548) while
placing third in points per game (12.0).
Her best performance of the abbreviated August schedule came in LA's first
game back after the Olympic break, totaling 17 points and 10 rebounds in an
82-71 win over Seattle on Aug. 18.
Ogwumike is averaging 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest for Los
Angeles, which has nailed down a playoff berth and holds second place in the
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