Nicole Powell and Lindsey Yamasaki Named To Kodak All-District Squad
March 15, 2002
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's Nicole Powell (Phoenix, Ari.) and Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, Ore.) have been named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)/Kodak All-District squad, as announced earlier this week. Both athletes represent the Cardinal on the District 8 team, which includes other players from the West Region.
Powell, who is one of 20 finalists for the Naismith Award and was named the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year, is averaging 16.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists for the fifth-ranked Cardinal. She ranks among the top eight in the Pac-10 in nine of a possible 12 statistical categories, and is first in both rebounds and assists. She is bidding to become the first player in Pac-10 history - male or female - to win the conference assist and rebounding titles. She has also recorded three triple-doubles and 10 double-doubles this season.
Yamasaki is averaging a team-high 17.4 points per game and was named an AP Honorable Mention All-American. The All Pac-10 First Team selection is expected to return to action this week after missing the conference tournament. Yamasaki is also averaging 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists for the Card this season.
Both athletes are now eligible to be selected to the 10-member 2002 Division 1 Kodak All-America team, which will be announced in San Antonio at the Women's Final Four on March 28. The Kodak All-America Team is voted on by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight geographical districts.
In addition, Powell is also one of ten players selected to the 2002 United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-American squad. Other members of this year's squad include: Chantelle Anderson (Vanderbilt), Alane Beard (Duke), Sue Bird (Connecticut), Swin Cash (Connecticut), Stacey Dales (Oklahoma), Kara Lawson (Tennessee), Kelly Mazzante (Penn State), LaToya Thomas (Mississippi State) and Lindsey Whalen (Minnesota).
The No. 5 Cardinal will face Weber State in the First Round of the Women's NCAA Tournament at home on Saturday at 9:06 p.m. (PST).