Stanford, Arizona To Meet In Pac-10 Tournament Final

March 10, 2003

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STANFORD, ARIZONA PLAY FOR PAC-10 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP: For the second time in as many years, Stanford has advanced to final of the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament ... And for the second time in as many years, the top-seeded Cardinal will face a third-seeded team from the state of Arizona ... The top-seeded and No. 8/9 Cardinal (25-4) will take on No. 22/24 Arizona (22-7) on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at HP Pavilion in San Jose ... The game will be televised live nationally by Fox Sports Net ... Stanford advanced to the final with a 60-35 quarterfinal win over California (10-19) on Saturday and a 69-64 semifinal victory over UCLA (18-11) on Sunday ... The Cardinal captured the conference regular season title by two games over both Arizona and Washington (22-7) ... The Pac-10 Championship is Stanford's 12th in 17 years and third in a row ... The Cardinal also won the conference regular season crown in 1989, '90, '91, '92, '93, '95, '96, '97, '98, 2001 and '02 ... The Cardinal is seeking its first Pac-10 Tournament title after finishing second in last year's inaugural event at the University of Oregon ... Top-seeded Stanford defeated eighth-seeded UCLA 96-61 in the quarterfinals and fifth-seeded Oregon State 71-55 in the semifinals before losing to third-seeded Arizona State 70-63 in the final ... The Cardinal played that tournament without leading scorer Lindsey Yamasaki (emergency appendectomy).

STANFORD VS. ARIZONA:

* - Stanford leads the all-time series with Arizona 34-11, and has won four of the last five ... The Cardinal is 19-3 against the Wildcats at home and 15-8 in Tucson ... This is the first meeting between the schools on a neutral court.

* - Stanford and Arizona split the 2002-03 regular season series, with each team winning at home ... The Cardinal prevailed 82-74 on Dec. 29 at Maples Pavilion and the Wildcats won 79-64 on Feb. 27 at the McKale Center.

* - In the last meeting (Feb. 27), Arizona built a 13-point halftime lead and held off a Stanford second half charge to record a 79-64 victory at the McKale Center ... Arizona took control early on the strength of an 18-3 run that gave it a 28-14 lead with 7:41 remaining before halftime ... The Wildcats led by as many as 17 in the first half, and took a 37-24 lead into the locker room ... Stanford, however, scored the first six points of the second half to cut the margin to seven ... The Cardinal later cut it to six (57-51) with 5:10 to play, but Arizona responded with a 9-0 run to push the lead to 15 ... The Wildcats then made 15 of 16 free throw attempts in the final 2:08 to put the game away ... Junior F Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ) had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cardinal, while redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA) pitched in 11 points and 13 rebounds.

* - In the first meeting between the teams this season, Stanford rallied from a 13-point second half deficit to record an 82-74 victory on Dec. 29 ... Arizona led 38-33 at halftime, and stretched the lead to 13 (46-33) with an 8-0 run in the opening 1:32 of the second half ... But Stanford outscored the visitors 31-11 over the final 10:30, including 10-2 over the final 3:00 ... Stanford, which was playing without All-American Nicole Powell because of a back injury, had six players in double figures, highlighted by a career-high 19 points from sophomore Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA).

* - Arizona, which is ranked 22nd in the AP Poll and 24th in the Coaches Poll, is 22-7 overall ... The Wildcats finished tied for second in the Pac-10 with a 13-5 record ... Arizona defeated Oregon State 70-56 in the quarterfinals on Saturday and No. 25/NR Washington 74-51 in the semifinals on Sunday ... Freshman C Shawntinice Polk, who was named the 2002-03 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, leads the Wildcats with a double-double of 17.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.

UCLA WRAP-UP:

*- Junior Nicole Powell had her 29th career double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead top-seeded Stanford to a 69-62 win over fourth-seeded UCLA (18-11) on Sunday afternoon at HP Pavilion in San Jose ... The win was Stanford's second in as many years over the Bruins in the Pac-10 Tournament (96-61 in 2002 quarterfinals).

* - Stanford scored the first eight points of the game, and led by as many as 11 points (18-7) in the first half before going into the locker room with a 31-26 lead ... The Cardinal stretched the advantage to 52-37 with 10:02 to play, but the Bruins went on a 22-6 run to take the lead at 59-58 with 3:52 to play ... With the score tied at 61-61 with 1:57 to play, the Bruins appeared on the verge of a key defensive stop as the Cardinal was forced to inbound the basket near mid-court with just one second left on the shot clock ... Sophomore Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ) inbounded the ball to Powell, who drained a 26-footer as the shot clock expired to give Stanford the lead for good ... Stanford went 3-of-4 free throw in the final 1:09 to put UCLA away.

* - In addition to Powell's double-double, sophomore F Azella Perryman (Anchorage AK) recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds (six offensive) ... The double-double was her fifth of the season, and first since Jan. 3 ... Kelley Suminski chipped in 17 points and five rebounds, while redshirt sophomore point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN) tossed in 10 points.

* - The Cardinal out-rebounded the Bruins 49-21, including a 33-14 advantage on the defensive glass ... Stanford also held UCLA to 34.5 (20-of-58) percent shooting from the floor, including 28.1 (9-of-32) percent in the first half ... Stanford shot 44.9 (22-of-49) percent overall and 27.8 (5-of-18) percent from 3-point range.

* - Powell's clutch 3-pointer marked the second time this season that she hit a key shot in the final moments to put the Bruins away ... On Jan. 24 at UCLA, the junior All-American hit a game-winning six footer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give Stanford an 80-78 victory.

* - Stanford leads the all-time series with UCLA 30-19, and has won eight straight and 10 of the last 11.

CALIFORNIA WRAP-UP:

* - Stanford turned in one of the best defensive performances in school history en route to a 60-35 win over California (10-19) in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament on Saturday night at HP Pavilion in San Jose ... The win was the Cardinal's first at HP Pavilion in four tries dating back to 1997-98.

* - The 35 points allowed was Stanford's best-ever effort against a Pac-10 opponent, and tied for the fifth best in school history ... The Golden Bears' 14 points in the first half was a season low by a Cardinal opponent, as was California's 22.2 (10-of-45) percent shooting from the floor.

* - Stanford streaked to a 19-2 lead in the opening 10:28 and never looked back ... The Cardinal, which shot 36.2 (21-of-58) percent for the contest, led 29-14 at the half ... Stanford broke the game wide open with a 13-2 second half run that pushed the lead to 47-22 with 11:04 remaining ... Eleven of the 12 Stanford players in uniform broke into the scoring column, and none of the Cardinal starters played more than 27 minutes.

* - Junior F Nicole Powell led Stanford with 18 points, nine rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes ... Sophomore F Azella Perryman added 12 points and five rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench, while redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter pitched in 11 points and seven rebounds.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME:

* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 326-76 (.810) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 (.938) mark last season and a 14-0 (1.000) record this year.

* - Entering the 2002-03 season, the Cardinal's all-time home winning percentage was the eighth best in NCAA Division I women's basketball history ... Stanford's winning percentage at Maples Pavilion ranked as the 10th best in a single facility.

* - The Cardinal has won 25 straight at Maples Pavilion dating back to Dec. 28, 2001, which is the second longest Division I home winning streak in the nation behind Connecticut's 61 straight home victories ... Stanford has not lost at home since a 68-62 setback to then-No. 2 Tennessee on Dec. 16, 2001.

* - Stanford has lost two home games or less in 14 of the last 16 seasons (including this year).

* - Stanford will host both an NCAA Subregional and the NCAA West Regional this year at Maples Pavilion ... The Subregional will be held on Saturday, March 22 and Monday, March 24, with the regional to follow Sunday, March 30 and Tuesday, April 1 ... For ticket information, call 1-800-STANFORD.

* - The 2002-03 campaign will mark the 12th year that Stanford has hosted the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal hosted subregional games from 1989-98 and 2002 and regional competition in 1990 and 1994.

TARA VANDERVEER FILE:

* - Tara VanDerveer, the 2002-03 Pac-10 Coach of the Year and a finalist for Naismith National Coach of the Year honors, is in her 24th season as a collegiate head coach ... She owns a career record of 573-160 (.782) ... VanDerveer picked up career win No. 550 on Nov. 24 of this season at San Francisco ... She entered the 2002-03 season ranked fifth all-time and third among active coaches in career Division I winning percentage ... She also entered the campaign ranked 16th all-time and 14th among active coaches in career Division I victories.

* - The 2002-03 Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor is the sixth of VanDerveer's honor, and second in a row ... VanDerveer, who also received the honor in 1989, '90, '95, '97 and 2002, is the only coach to have won the award more than twice.

* - VanDerveer is in her 17th year at Stanford, and is 421-109 (.794) during her tenure on The Farm ... She picked up her 400th win at Stanford on Nov. 30 of this season vs. Kansas State ... She also owns an impressive Pac-10 record of 242-46 (.840) ... In the 1990's alone, she compiled an overall record of 241-48 (.834).

* - VanDerveer has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92), five NCAA Final Four appearances and 11 Pacific-10 Conference titles (including this year) ... She is also a three-time NCAA Coach of the Year and was a Naismith National Coach of the Year Finalist last season.

* - VanDerveer served as head coach of the 1996 United States Olympic Women's Basketball Team that won the gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia ... She guided the Olympic Team to a perfect 60-0 record from 1995-96 and owns an all-time international head coaching record of 88-8 (.917).

* - Inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in April of 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

* - Named the third women's basketball coach in Stanford history on May 7, 1985, after head coaching stints at Idaho (1978-80) and Ohio State (1980-85).

INJURY REPORT:

* - Junior G Katie Denny (Pacific Grove, CA) missed both games in Arizona last weekend because of a sore right knee, but returned to action on Saturday vs. California and Sunday vs. UCLA.

* - Freshman F Eziamaka Okafor (Rolla, MO) tore her right ACL in July ... She will redshirt the 2002-03 season.

MEDIA CORNER:

* - The championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament will be broadcast live nationally by Fox Sports Net on Monday at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) ... Barry Tompkins (play-by-play), Mary Murphy (color) and Jim Watson (sideline) will handle the announcing chores.

* - All of Stanford's women's basketball games can be heard live on KZSU 90.1 FM and/or www.gostanford.com.

RANKING REVIEW:

* - Stanford is currently ranked eighth in the USA Today/ESPN/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll and ninth in the Associated Press Poll ... The Cardinal moved up one spot in the Coaches Poll and stayed put in the AP Poll after last weekend's road split in Arizona.

* - Stanford is 5-3 against teams that have been ranked in the top 25 this season ... The Cardinal owns home victories over (rankings listed are as of this week), No. 18/20 Rutgers (64-60), No. 4/4 Kansas State (63-57), No. 22/24 Arizona (82-74), Oklahoma (58-38) and No. 25/NR Washington (77-63) ... The only losses against ranked opponents came at No. 3/3 Tennessee (71-56), No. 25/NR Washington (92-68) and No. 22/24 Arizona (79-64).

* - Stanford finished the 2001-02 campaign ranked fifth by the Associated Press and eighth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll ... The Cardinal peaked in both polls at No. 2 from Feb. 4-March 4.

* - The Cardinal's season-ending ranking of No. 5 in the AP Poll was its highest since it finished the 1997-98 regular season at No. 3 ... Stanford has now been ranked in the top five of the final AP Poll in eight of the last 14 seasons.

FROM THE STAT SHEET:

* - Stanford is currently allowing an average of just 58.7 points per game, which is on pace to break both the Pac-10 and school records ... The school record of 59.3 was established in 1978-79 and the Pac-10 record of 59.1 was set by Arizona State in 2001-02.

* - As a team, Stanford entered the week ranked in the top 20 in the nation in free throw percentage (2nd, 77.5), won-loss percentage (11th, 86.2) and rebounding margin (13th, +8.7).

* - Stanford's team free throw percentage of 77.5 (444-of-573) currently ranks as the best in both school and Pac-10 history ... The school and conference record of 76.4 was set by the 1989-90 Cardinal squad that won the NCAA Championship.

* - Stanford's 194 3-pointers made this season ranks fourth on the school single season list.

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE NICOLE POWELL:

* - Junior F Nicole Powell has been named a finalist for the two most prestigious 2002-03 National Player of the Year Awards --- the Naismith Award and the State Farm Wade Trophy ... Powell is one of 20 finalists for the Naismith Award and one of 13 finalists for the Wade Trophy.

* - Powell, who was named the MVP of the 2002 Pac-10 Tournament, is averaging a near double-double of 18.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals despite missing the first nine games with a bulging disc in her lower back ... On the school single season list, she currently ranks tied for third in rebounds per game (9.7), fourth in free throw percentage (87.3) and tied for eighth in scoring average (18.7).

* - Powell was named to the All-Pac-10 team for the third time in as many seasons last Thursday ... Powell becomes just the 19th player in conference history, and fifth player in Stanford history, to become a three-time All-Pac-10 selection ... The only other Stanford players to earn the honor are Jennifer Azzi (1988-90), Katy Steding (1988-90), Sonja Henning (1988-90) and Kate Starbird (1995-97).

* - Last Monday, Powell qualified for the Pac-10 stat leaders for the first time this season after missing the first nine games due to injury ... She ranked first in free throw percentage (87.3; 89-of-102), first in defensive rebounding (7.40 pg), second in scoring (18.7 pg), third in total rebounding (9.7 pg), sixth in assists (3.65 pg), seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.24) and 10th in 3-point percentage (36.6; 26-of-71) ... After starting the season 2-of-16 from beyond the arc, she has made 24 of her last 55 (43.7 percent).

* - Powell has scored in double figures in 18 of her 20 games this season, including an 18-point, 15-rebound effort vs. UCLA on Sunday, has pulled down 10 or more rebounds 10 times (including 15 or more rebounds four times) and has recorded nine double-doubles ... Powell has scored in double figures in 24 of her last 27 games, and 32 of her last 36, dating back to last season.

* - In Pac-10 games only, she entered the week among the conference leaders in nine of a possible 12 categories, including second in scoring (19.1 pg), third in rebounding (9.3 pg) and fourth in assists (3.94 pg).

* - Powell owns an impressive 29 career double-doubles, including nine in 20 games this year ... She also owns six career triple-doubles and is the only player in Pac-10 history to have recorded more than one.

* - Powell ranks first in Stanford history and tied for seventh in Pac-10 history in rebounds per game (9.1), third in points per game (16.2), third in Stanford history and fifth in Pac-10 history in free throw percentage (81.9; 289-of-353), fifth in Stanford history and 25th in Pac-10 history in rebounds (776), eighth in assists (435) and 14th in points (1,376) ... On Sunday night, she moved into 14th place on the school scoring list ahead of Meg Metzger (1,360; 1979-83), and is now just 11 points behind 13th place Christy Hedgpeth (1,387; 1990-94) ... She needs just four more rebounds to tie Rachel Hemmer (780;1992-95) for fourth on the school list and 24th on the Pac-10 list (she needs 13 more to tie Ingrid Dixson of California for 23th on the conference list) ... She is two assists shy of tying Kate Starbird (437; 19932-97) for seventh on the all-time school list, and is six behind sixth place Molly Goodenbour (411; 1989-93).

* - On Sunday night, Powell made a big shot in the final moments for the third time this season ... Her 26-footer as the shot clock expired gave Stanford the lead for good with 1:56 remaining in the 69-64 semifinal win over UCLA ... On Jan. 24 at UCLA, Powell drove the lane and made a six-footer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give the Cardinal an 80-78 victory ... The All-American also lifted Stanford to a dramatic 75-74 win at Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 11 by sinking two free throws (on a 1-and-1) with only 1.3 seconds left.

* - She earned her sixth career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor on Feb. 24 after averaging a double-double of 23.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 3.0 steals in home wins over USC and UCLA ... She had 22 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists against the Women of Troy on Feb. 20 and 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists vs. the Bruins on Feb. 22 ... Only six players in Pac-10 history have received more player of the week honors than Powell.

* - Last year, Powell was named a Kodak First-Team All-American, Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist and Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year after averaging 16.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists ... She also recorded five triple-doubles and broke the school single season (327) and school single game (21) rebounding records.

* - In 2000-01, Powell was named First-Team Kodak All-District 8 and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year after averaging 14.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

SOPHOMORE STANDOUTS:

* - One of the primary reasons for Stanford's success in 2002-03 has been the performance of the 'Class of 2005' --- F Sebnem Kimyacioglu, F Azella Perryman, G Kelley Suminski and C T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX).

* - Kimyacioglu is averaging 8.7 points, 2.2 assists and 1.6 rebounds ... She is shooting 39.8 (66-of-166) percent from 3-point range this season and her career percentage of 40.8 (108-of-265) ranks eighth in Pac-10 history ... Kimyacioglu, who made her 100th career 3-pointer on Feb. 15 at Washington State, entered last week ranked 30th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage and first in the conference in 3-pointers per game (2.28) ... The 66 3-pointers made leaves her just two short of breaking into the school single season top 10 ... Kimyacioglu has made at least one 3-pointer in 27 of Stanford's 29 games this year and has drained three or more 11 times ... Kimyacioglu has scored in double figures 13 times this season ... She has made five 3-pointers in a game twice this season --- Dec. 30 vs. Arizona and Jan. 24 at UCLA ... Against the Wildcats on Dec. 30, she recorded a career-high 19 points, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range, and five assists ... Kimyacioglu had a team-high 18 points at Tennessee on Dec. 18 and 14 points vs. Kansas State on Nov. 30 en route to Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team honors.

* - Perryman is averaging 9.6 points and 7.2 rebounds ... She recorded her fifth double-double of the season, and first since Jan. 3 vs. Oklahoma, when she came off the bench to record 16 points and 13 rebounds on Sunday vs. UCLA ... Perryman, who had 12 points on Saturday vs. California, is averaging 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in the two Pac-10 Tournament games this weekend ... She entered last week ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (4.83 pg), sixth in total rebounding (7.2 pg) and ninth in field goal percentage (51.5; 104-of-202) ... Perryman has more than doubled her scoring output from her entire freshman campaign (2002-03: 278 points; 2001-02: 121 points) ... She has scored in double figures 13 times, including the last two games, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds five times ... She has come off the bench in the last five games after starting the first 24, and is averaging 9.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in the reserve role ... Perryman has five double-doubles this season, including back-to-back double-doubles against Arizona on Dec. 30 (10 points, 12 rebounds) and Oklahoma on Jan. 3 (14 points, 14 rebounds) ... She had 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds (the seventh highest single game rebounding total in school history) on Nov. 29 vs. Princeton ... Perryman was named to the Verizon All-Academic District 8 Third Team on Feb. 20.

* - Suminski, who was named to the All-Pac-10 Team for the first time in her career on Thursday, is averaging 11.6 points, 3.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds ... She entered last week ranked third in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (83.5; 101-of-121), sixth in 3-point percentage (38.0; 46-of-121), eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.10), eighth in 3-pointers per game (1.59) and 14th in scoring (11.6 pg) ... Suminski's career free throw percentage of 85.6 (172-of-201) ranks as the best in Stanford history, and her percentage this season (83.5) ranks ninth on the school single season list ... She has scored in double figures 17 times, including a 17-point effort vs. UCLA on Sunday ... She was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Monday, Dec. 30 after averaging 19.5 points, 7.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds in home wins over Arizona State and Arizona ... She had a career-high 25 points and seven assists vs. Arizona State on Dec. 27 ...She had 14 points and a career-high tying eight assists vs. Arizona on Dec. 29 and 12 points and three assists vs. the Wildcats on Feb. 27 ... Suminski earned tournament co-MVP honors at the Stanford Invitational (Nov. 29-30) after she had 18 points, including five 3-pointers, in a win over then-No. 2 Kansas State on Nov. 30.

* - Thiel is averaging 7.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists ... She entered last week seventh in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (0.69 pg) and 12th in total rebounding (5.9 pg) ... Thiel has scored in double figures 10 times this season, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds four times ... She recorded her fourth career double-double, and third of the season, with 10 points and 10 rebounds on Jan. 18 vs. Washington ... Thiel had a season-high 18 points and eight rebounds on Jan. 11 at Oregon ... She had 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds on Dec. 21 at Boston University.

KING AND TROTTER RETURN:

* - Redshirt sophomores Susan King and Chelsea Trotter have returned to action this season after redshirting the 2001-02 campaign because of knee injuries.

* - King, a 5-foot-7 guard, is averaging 6.3 points and 1.6 assists ... King had 10 points in Sunday's win over UCLA, marking her first double figure scoring output since Jan. 18 vs. Washington ... She had a season-high 17 points, including a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point range, on Dec. 29 vs. Arizona ... King has scored in double figures six times this season, including a 14-point effort in the Cardinal's win over then-No. 2 Kansas State on Nov. 30 ... She was also named to the Verizon All-Academic District 8 Third Team on Feb. 20.

* - King received a medical hardship in 2001-02 after suffering a stretched right ACL at Arizona (Dec. 19) ... She appeared in just two games and averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds ... King was also limited to just nine games as a freshman in 2000-01 because of a torn right ACL suffered at Oklahoma (Dec. 27) ... She averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists before the injury.

* - King is engaged to former Stanford men's basketball standout Curtis Borchardt, who was an NBA first round pick in 2002 and is a member of the Utah Jazz.

* - Trotter is averaging 9.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists, and has started the last five games after coming off the bench in the first 24 ... She recorded her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds (nine offensive) last Thursday night at Arizona ... Trotter also had 10 points and eight boards against the Wildcats on Dec. 27 at Maples Pavilion ... She entered the week ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (53.0; 98-of-185) and 13th in total rebounding (6.0 pg) ... Trotter shot an impressive 56.4 (66-of-117) percent from the floor in Pac-10 play, which was the second best total in the conference ... She shot 50.0 percent or better from the floor in 14 of the 18 Pac-10 games ... She has scored in double figures 16 times this season, including an 11-point effort vs. California on Saturday night ... She has recorded a career-high 17 points three times in 2002-03 --- Jan. 9 at Oregon State, Jan. 24 at UCLA and Jan. 29 vs. California ... She also pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds on Dec. 14 at Pacific.

* - Trotter appeared in 28 games, including three starts, as a freshman and averaged 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds ... She redshirted the 2001-02 campaign because of chronic pain in both knees.

VOLLEYBALL ALL-AMERICAN JOINS THE SQUAD:

* - Redshirt sophomore C Sara McGee (Davis, CA), who was a 2002 First-Team Women's Volleyball All-American, joined the women's basketball team on Thursday, Dec. 26.

* - McGee has appeared in 12 games off the bench and is averaging 0.8 points and 2.2 rebounds ... She had career-highs of three points and five rebounds on Feb. 15 at Washington State .. She also had five rebounds on Feb. 6 vs. Oregon.

* - McGee has three years of basketball eligibility remaining (including this season).

* - In volleyball this season, she played in all 129 games and hit .426 with 402 kills and 179 blocks as the Cardinal went 32-5 and advanced to the NCAA Final.

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