Nneka Ogwumike elected WNBA players' union president

NEW YORK (AP) League MVP Nneka Ogwumike is the new WNBA players' union president.

She succeeds Tamika Catchings, who held that role since 2004 before retiring from the league at the end of this past season.

Ogwumike is joined on the executive committee by Layshia Clarendon (first vice president), Monique Currie and Chiney Ogwumike (vice presidents) and Monica Wright (secretary-treasurer). All were elected based on voting that occurred on Oct. 14.

Nneka Ogwumike ran unopposed for the position and will hold it for three years. She was vice president for the past two years.

Former committee members Swin Cash and Jayne Appel Marinelli also retired this past year, opening up three spots on the board.

The WNBA and the union agreed to a new eight-year CBA in 2014. The agreement does allow for an opt out after the 2019 season.