Storm stars voted to WNBA's All-Rookie team by league's 12 coaches.

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Storm rookies Jewell Loyd and Ramu Tokashiki were honored by the WNBA on Thursday. Loyd, a 5-foot-10 guard, was named its Rookie of the Year and to the all-rookie team with Tokashiki.

Loyd, the league’s No. 1 overall draft pick, is the Storm’s first Rookie of the Year award winner. She received 21 of the 39 possible votes from a national media panel.

Neither top overall picks Lauren Jackson (2001) nor Sue Bird (2002) won the honor despite remarkable first seasons for the Storm. Jackson, a three-time league MVP, was outvoted by Jackie Stiles (Portland). Bird, who led Seattle to its first playoff appearance as a rookie, was topped in the vote by Tamika Catchings (Indiana).

The Rookie of the Year receives a trophy and $5,000 check.

Tokashiki, a four-time MVP in her native Japan, is one of three international players named to the all-rookie team. Canadian forward Natalie Achonwa (Indiana) and Serbian guard Ana Dabovic (Los Angeles) were also voted to the team by the 12 league coaches.

New York teammates Brittany Boyd, a guard, and forward Kiah Stokes rounded out the all-rookie lineup.

Loyd was an early draft entry due to an age exemption but eight games into the season Loyd requested she not start because she wasn’t ready for the role.

The former Notre Dame star ended her rookie season well, averaging 13.6 points and 2.6 assists in her final five games. Overall, Loyd started 23 of her 34 games. She led all WNBA rookies in scoring (10.7 points per game) and was fourth among the newcomers in rebounding (3.5).

Tokashiki, a 6-3 free agent, missed four games to lead Japan to its first Olympic berth since 2004. She averaged 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 16 starts this season.