INDIANAPOLIS – The WNBA announced today Indiana Fever guard Julie Allemand was named to the 2020 All-Rookie Team. Allemand also earned recognition from the Associated Press All-Rookie Team on September 15.
Allemand is the sixth Fever player to make the WNBA All-Rookie Team, joining Teaira McCowan (2019), Kelsey Mitchell (2018), Tiffany Mitchell (2016), Natalie Achonwa (2015) and Tan White (2005). Allemand was a unanimous selection, receiving the maximum 11 votes from a panel of the WNBA’s 12 head coaches, who each selected five players regardless of position and were not permitted to vote for players on their own team.
“Julie was a key part to our team this season and proved what she can achieve on the court in the WNBA from the first day,” Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Tamika Catchings said. “She will be a vital member of our team – both on and off the court – that Fever fans will enjoy watching for many years to come.”
In her rookie season with the Fever, Allemand became the first rookie in WNBA history to average at least 8.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. The 5-foot-8 guard was the ninth rookie in league history to record at least eight assists in six games during her inaugural WNBA season.
In the third game of her WNBA career against the Dallas Wings on July 31, Allemand’s 11 assists tied a franchise record for the most assists in a single game. She joined Coquese Washington and Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager, Tamika Catchings, as the only players in Fever history with multiple games recording at least 10 assists.
Allemand was the only rookie to start every game this season, as she ended the 2020 season averaging the second most assists in the WNBA at 5.8 assists per contest.
She is joined on the WNBA All-Rookie Team with Crystal Dangerfield (Minnesota Lynx), Satou Sabally (Dallas Wings), Chennedy Carter (Atlanta Dream) and Jazmine Jones (New York Liberty).