DURHAM, N.C. – Voting for the 2017 WNBA All-Star game has kicked off and for the first time ever, fans will be joined by WNBA players and media in selecting the starters for the Verizon WNBA All-Star game. The contest will be played Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena with a 3:30 p.m., tip time live on ABC.
Seven Duke alumnae need your help in voting, which can be done via online voting, WNBA app, Twitter and Facebook.
Each day through July 6 at 9 p.m., vote for these Duke alumnae – Alana Beard (@Alanabeard20, Los Angeles), Karima Christmas-Kelly (@RimaC13, Dallas), Monique Currie (@MoCurrie25, San Antonio), Chelsea Gray (@cgray209, Los Angeles), Jasmine Thomas (@Jaszthomas, Connecticut), Krystal Thomas (@K_Thomas34, Washington) and Elizabeth Williams (@E_Williams_1, Atlanta).
WNBA fans may submit one full ballot each day through WNBA.com (desktop or mobile) or the WNBA App (available on Android and iOS). Fans may also vote for up to 10 players per day on Twitter and Facebook.
A fan voting update to announce the totals of the leading vote-getters for each conference will be shared on Thursday, June 29 during a matchup between Seattle Storm and Connecticut Sun on ESPN2. Starters will be announced live on ESPN on Tuesday, July 11 during the noon (ET) edition of SportsCenter. The Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star reserves, as selected by WNBA head coaches, will be announced on Tuesday, July 18 during the telecast of the Storm and the Chicago Sky on ESPN2.
How to vote:
• WNBA.com player index page at WNBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (defined as once every 24 hours) on WNBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can choose from all active WNBA players when selecting a minimum of (1) player or up to (10) players per ballot.
• WNBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day (defined as once every 24 hours). Fans can choose from all active WNBA players when selecting a minimum of (1) player or up to (10) players per ballot. The WNBA App can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
• Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with a WNBA player's first and last name or Twitter handle, along with the WNBA All-Star Voting hashtag #WNBAVOTE. Each tweet may include only one player's name or handle. Fans may vote for 10 unique players each day throughout the WNBA All-Star voting period. Tweets must include the hashtag #WNBAVOTE to be counted as valid votes. Retweets will count as valid votes. Also, each Twitter user must have the “protect my tweets” option unchecked under the account's privacy settings for the votes to count.
Duke Alumnae Twitter Handles
Alana Beard - @Alanabeard20
Karima Christmas-Kelly: @RimaC13
Monique Currie: @MoCurrie25
Chelsea Gray: @cgray209
Jasmine Thomas: @Jaszthomas
Krystal Thomas: @K_Thomas34
Elizabeth Williams: @E_Williams_1
• Facebook: Post on your personal Facebook account, or comment on another's Facebook post the player's first and last name along with the hashtag #WNBAVOTE. Each post may include only one player's name. Fans may post votes for 10 unique players per day throughout the voting period. Facebook status posts must include the hashtag #WNBAVOTE to be counted as valid votes.