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Rhyne Howard joins elite company with third Rookie of the Month award

Rhyne Howard is putting together a stellar rookie season. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rhyne Howard was named the WNBA’s Rookie of the Month for July, marking the third-straight month that the Atlanta Dream guard has received the award.

She becomes just the seventh player in WNBA history to take the award in three consecutive months. She joins Michaela Onyenwere (2021), A’ja Wilson (2018), Breanna Stewart (2016), Elena Delle Donne (2013), Nneka Ogwumike (2012) and Tina Charles (2010). All six went on to win the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year award.

Howard averaged 16.3 points and 0.8 blocks per game in July to lead all rookies. She also averaged 4.8 rebounds.

In eight games during the month of July, Howard had three 20+ point outings, as well as seven performances in the double-digits. On the season, Howard is averaging 15.6 points, which is good for 12th in the league, as well as 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.

Howard was also named to her first All-Star game in the month of July.