Suffering through a litany of aches and bruises, Charles, who was the league's Most Valuable Player last season and Rookie of the Year in 2010, averaged a double-double (18 points, 10.1 rebounds) over the course of 29 games before being shut down for the last five games of the 2013 campaign. Nonetheless, Charles, who graduated from UConn in 2010 as the Huskies' all-time scoring and leader, had 17 double doubles—one of just two players in the league to average a Double D in 2013. She lead the Sun in scoring and rebounding for the fourth straight season—a period spanning her entire WNBA career.
Earning first-team All-WNBA honors were two former Huskies: Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore. This was a record-tying eighth first-team nod Taurasi, who stars for the Phoenix Mercury. She finished second in the WNBA in both scoring (20.3 points per game) and assists (6.2 per game). Moore, the Minnesota Lynx star forward, was runner-up to Los Angeles Sparks Center Candace Parker in this year's MVP balloting. Moore helped lead the Lynx to the league's best regular season record, 26-8, by being the league's third-leading scorer with an 18.5 average. She also led the league in three-point shots made (72) and shooting percentage from beyond the arc (.453), while averaging 6.2 rebounds and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
Joining Taurasi and Moore on the first team are former Sun star Lindsay Whalen (14.9 points, 5.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds per game),
Joining Charles on the second team were the Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings, WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky, Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream, and Minnesota's Seimone Augustus.
Each member of the WNBA's first and second teams will receive a trophy designed by Tiffany & Co. In addition, $10,000 will be awarded to each member of the First Team, while each member of the Second Team will receive $5,000.