Rhyne Howard Cleans Up WNBA Rookie of the Month Honors with Fourth-Straight Award

ATLANTA, Ga. (August 16, 2022) – Atlanta Dream rookie guard Rhyne Howard was named August’s WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month, the league announced today. Howard becomes just the fourth player in league history to take home the award four times in their debut season and the seventh to earn all WNBA Rookie of the Month awards in a season.

In the month of August, Howard averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.2 steals in six games with the Dream.

Howard finished the season as the 12th-leading scorer in the league with a total of 552 points and an average of 16.2 points per game, making her the first Dream rookie to ever eclipse 500 points in a season.


Rhyne Howard’s 2022 Accolades

  • WNBA AT&T All-Star
  • WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month – August
  • WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month – July
  • WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month – June
  • WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month – May
  • WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week – May 15
  • Associated Press Player of the Week – May 16


Most WNBA Rookie of the Year Awards, All-Time (award instituted in 2009)

4 – Rhyne Howard, ATL (2022)

4 – Michaela Onyenwere, NYL (2021)

4 – Elena Delle Donne, CHI (2013)

4 – Tina Charles, CON (2010)

3 – A’ja Wilson, LVA (2018)

3 – Breanna Stewart, SEA (2016)


About the Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream is a professional women’s basketball team based in Atlanta, Ga. that strives to build a place where our team, our fans and our city come together to represent the community we seek to serve. We enter our 15th year in 2022 with new ownership, new leadership, and a commitment to building the best franchise in the WNBA. We celebrate diversity, represent Atlanta, reward innovation and imagination, and aim to empower women both on and off the court. The team currently plays home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park and has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 14 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and purchase 2022 season tickets, mini plans and single game tickets, please visit www.dreamelitemembership.com or call 877-977-7729.