Stanford Opens 2003 NCAA Tournament Vs. Western Michigan

March 18, 2003

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Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford women's basketball team kicks off its 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. against Mid-American Conference Tournament Champion WesternMichigan ... The No. 9/9 Cardinal (26-4), which won both the Pac-10 Regular SeasonChampionship and Pac-10 Tournament Championship, is the seeded third in the WestRegional while the Broncos (20-11) are seeded 14th ... In the first game on Saturdaynight at Maples Pavilion, sixth-seeded and No. 17/18 Minnesota (23-5) will takeon 11th-seeded Tulane (19-9) at 6:10 p.m.... The winners of Saturday's gameswill meet on Monday at Maples Pavilion at a time to be determined for a spot inthe NCAA West Regional Semifinals ... This weekend's subregional field includesa host of familiar faces, as the Cardinal has faced off against all three teamsin the last three seasons ... Stanford hosted Western Michigan in 1999-2000, andplayed both Minnesota and Tulane last season ... Stanford, which will also hostthe NCAA West Regional on Sunday, March 30 and Tuesday, April 1 at Maples Pavilion,is hosting postseason competition for the 12th time in the last 15 seasons ...The Cardinal hosted NCAA Subregional games from 1989-98 and 2002 and the NCAAWest Regional in 1990 and 1994 ... Stanford owns an all-time NCAA Tournament recordof 36-14, including an 18-2 record at Maples Pavilion ... Stanford has won eightof its last nine NCAA Tournament games on The Farm dating back to 1994-95 ...For ticket information on the NCAA Subregional or West Regional at Maples Pavilion,call 1-800-STANFORD.

NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY:

  • Stanford has an all-time postseason record of 36-17 (.679), including a 36-14 (.720) record in NCAA Tournament competition ... This is the Cardinal's 17th NCAATournament appearance, and 16th in a row (fourth longest active streak).

  • Stanford won NCAA Championships in 1990 and 1992, and also made Final Fourappearances in 1991, 1995, 1996 and 1997 ... The Cardinal captured the 1990 NCAAChampionship by defeating Auburn 88-81 in Knoxville, Tennessee ... Stanford thenwon the 1992 crown by knocking off Western Kentucky 78-62 in the championshipgame in Los Angeles.

  • Last season, advanced to the NCAA West Regional Semifinals in Boise, Idahobefore falling to 62-59 ... Stanford advanced to the regional with subregionalhome wins over Weber State (76-51) and Tulane (77-55).

    STANFORD VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN:

  • Stanford and Western Michigan have met once, with the Cardinal posting an80-66 non-conference home victory on Dec. 18, 1999 at Maples Pavilion ... No currentStanford player was in uniform for that contest.

  • In that previous meeting, Carolyn Moos had a career-high 23 points, 12 reboundsand a career-best five steals in the 80-66 victory ... Stanford jumped out toan early 13-2 lead, highlighted by six points from Moos, but the Broncos stormedback to take a 34-32 halftime lead ... The Broncos maintained the lead at 41-37with 17:29 to go, but Stanford reeled off a 16-6 run over the next four minutesto take a 53-47 lead ... The Cardinal held the lead from there, and used a 10-3run in the final four minutes to break the game open ... Stanford finished with48 points in the second half, including a school record tying nine 3-pointers... Lauren St. Clair had four 3's in the second half and five in the game, whilefreshman Jamie Carey finished with four 3-pointers and three in the final 20 minutes... Sarah Dimson added a career-high tying 11 boards for Stanford, which grabbed18 of its 37 rebounds on the offensive end.

  • The Cardinal is 4-0 all-time against the Mid-American Conference ... Stanfordis 2-0 against Ohio University and 1-0 vs. both Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan... This is the Cardinal's first meeting with a MAC opponent since the 1999 matchupwith the Broncos ... Stanford is 6-0 all-time against teams from the state ofMichigan (2-0 vs. Michigan and Michigan State; 1-0 vs. Eastern Michigan and WesternMichigan) ... The Cardinal's last game against a team from the state of Michiganwas an 81-74 overtime victory over the University of Michigan in an NCAA TournamentFirst Round game on March 18, 2000 at the University of Georgia.

  • Western Michigan is 20-11 overall (4-8 on the road) and 10-6 in the Mid-AmericanConference (3-5 on the road) ... Western Michigan tied for third in the West Divisionof the MAC behind Ball State and Toledo ... Sophomore G Casey Rost leads WMU with19.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, while senior F Kristin Koetsier is averaging17.3 points and 6.2 rebounds ... Koetsier had 24 points, eight rebounds and threeblocked shots against the Cardinal in 1999.

  • The Broncos have won six straight, including three victories in four daysto win the Mid-American Conference Championship ... To win the conference tournament,the Broncos defeated Kent State in the quarterfinals (87-72, March 12), Toledoin the semifinals (60-57, March 14) and Ball State in the final (81-76, March15) ... The Cardinal and Broncos have one common opponent this season --- KansasState ... Stanford defeated the Wildcats 63-57 on Nov. 30 at Maples Pavilion andthe Broncos lost at Kansas State 92-75 on Dec. 20.

    STANFORD VS. MINNESOTA:

  • Stanford has won both of its previous meetings with Minnesota, including a96-65 victory on Nov. 23 of last season in the opening round of the Rainbow WahineClassic at the University of Hawaii ... Stanford also defeated the Golden Gophers87-64 victory on Dec. 29, 1987 in the opening round of the Cardinal Classic atMaples Pavilion.

  • Last season, the Cardinal defeated the Golden Gophers in the first round ofHawaii's Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Lindsey Yamasaki had 17 points, includingher 1,000th career point, and Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ) contributed 19 pointsand eight rebounds ... Stanford broke the game open with an 11-4 run at the endof the first half that gave it a 46-32 lead at the intermission ... Freshman T'NaeThiel (Weatherford, TX), who finished with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, had fourpoints in the run while Powell had three ... Stanford broke the game wide openin the second half with an 11-0 run that pushed the lead to 66-40 with 12:52 remaining... Freshmen Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA) and Thiel combined for nineof the 11 points in the run ... Stanford shot 54.2 (39-of-72) percent from thefield and held the Golden Gophers to 35.7 (20-of-56) percent) ... Stanford eventuallywent on to win the eight-team event with a semifinal win over Hawaii and championshipgame victory over Penn State.

  • In the first meeting, Stanford posted a 23-point win over Minnesota in thefirst round of the Cardinal Classic on Dec. 29, 1987 at Maples Pavilion ... KatySteding led the Cardinal with 20 points and six rebounds in that game, while JenniferAzzi dished out 12 assists (tied for the fifth highest single game total in schoolhistory).

  • The Cardinal is 21-7 all-time against the Big Ten, and has played every teamin the conference ... Stanford is 3-0 vs. Northwestern, 2-0 vs. Michigan, MichiganState and Minnesota, 1-0 vs. Iowa and Ohio State, 1-1 vs. Illinois, Indiana andPenn State, 5-3 vs. Purdue and 2-1 vs. Wisconsin ... Stanford's last matchup againsta Big Ten team was a 90-68 win over Penn State on Nov. 25, 2001 at the Universityof Hawaii ... The Cardinal's only meetings against teams from the state of Minnesotacame against the Golden Gophers.

  • Stanford starting point guard Susan King (Richfield, MN) is from Minnesotaand went to high school at the Academy of Holy Angels ... She was a 2000 USA TodayFirst-Team Prep All-American after averaging 35.0 points per game as a senior... She was also named Minnesota 'Miss Basketball' in her senior campaign.

  • Minnesota is 23-5 overall (11-4 on the road; 1-1 on neutral courts) and 12-4in the Big Ten Conference (4-4 on the road) ... The Golden Gophers tied for secondin the conference behind Penn State ... Junior G Lindsay Whalen leads Minnesotawith 21.3 points, 6.2 assists and 4.9 rebounds, while senior G/F Corrin Van Waldis averaging 14.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.6 assists ... Whalenhad 13 points, six rebounds and three assists against Stanford last season.

  • Minnesota has won seven of its last eight games, but lost to Iowa in the quarterfinalsof the Big Ten Tournament on March 7 ... The Cardinal and Golden Gophers did notplay a common opponent this season.

    STANFORD VS. TULANE:

  • This would be the second NCAA Tournament meeting in as many seasons betweenStanford and Tulane ... Stanford leads the all-time series 1-0 after defeatingTulane 77-55 in an NCAA Tournament Second Round game on March 18, 2002 at MaplesPavilion.

  • In last season's meeting between the teams, Nicole Powell recorded her secondtriple-double in three days with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the22-point victory ... The Cardinal pulled away early to lock up its first tripto the 'Sweet 16' in five years ... Stanford used an 18-4 run midwaythrough the first half, keyed by five points from Powell and four from LindseyYamasaki, to take a commanding 35-18 advantage 3:38 before the break ... The Cardinalled 40-24 at the half, thanks to 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists fromPowell ... After the teams traded 3-pointers to open the second half, Stanfordwent on a 9-2 run to go ahead 52-29 with 16:49 remaining ... The Green Wave couldget no closer than 18 points (52-34) the rest of the way ... Yamasaki, who wasplaying in just her second game since having her appendix removed on Feb. 26,scored a game-high 24 points ... Senior center Bethany Donaphin added 21 points,including 10-of-11 shooting from the floor (tied four the fourth best single gameshooting percentage -- .909 --- in school history), and eight rebounds ... FreshmanT'Nae Thiel added 10 rebounds as Stanford won the battle of the boards 48-40 ...The Cardinal shot 50.8 (32-of-63) percent in the contest, compared to just 30.9(21-of-68) percent for the Green Wave.

  • The Cardinal is 3-2 all-time against Conference USA ... Stanford is 2-0 vs.Houston, 1-0 vs. Tulane and 0-1 vs. both East Carolina and Memphis ... Stanford'slast game against a Conference USA team was last year's NCAA Tournament matchupwith Tulane ... The Cardinal is 2-2 all-time against schools from the state ofLouisiana, with the last meeting coming against Tulane last season ... Stanfordis 1-0 against Grambling and Tulane and 0-1 vs. both Louisiana State and LouisianaTech .. Three of those four games --- Grambling, Louisiana Tech and Tulane ---came in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Tulane is 19-9 overall (8-5 on the road; 1-0 on neutral courts) and 10-4 inConference USA (5-2 on the road) ... The Green Wave tied for third in the conferencebehind Charlotte and Cincinnati ... Senior Teana McKiver leads Tulane with 13.0points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots per game, while junior G Delacey Josephis averaging 10.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists ... McKiver had 16 points,nine rebounds and three blocked shots against the Cardinal last season.

  • The Green Wave has lost two straight, including a 78-65 loss to TCU in thequarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament on March 7 ... Stanford and Tulanehave one common opponent this season --- Oregon State ... The Green Wave lostat Oregon State 56-51 on Nov. 29, while Stanford swept a two-game season serieswith the Beavers ... The Cardinal won 62-51 on Jan. 9 in Corvallis and 71-46 onFeb. 8 at Maples Pavilion.

    PAC-10 TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP:

  • Final (Stanford 59, Arizona 49): Top-seeded Stanford held the high-scoringArizona (22-8) to just 49 points en route to its first-ever Pac-10 TournamentChampionship ... The championship game was played on Monday, March 10 at HP Pavilionin San Jose ... The third-seeded Wildcats, who are averaging 73.6 points per contest,shot just 34.5 (20-of-58) percent from the floor as the Cardinal led nearly wire-to-wire... All-American Nicole Powell scored 13 points in the opening 7:40 as the Cardinaljumped out to a 18-9 lead ... The Cardinal led by as many as 20 points (33-13)in the first half, and led 35-24 at the break ... The Wildcats cut the lead tofour (43-39) with 14:09 remaining, but could get no closer ... The Cardinal endedthe game on a 5-0 run, and held the Wildcats scoreless over the final 2:48, topull away ... Powell, who was named Pac-10 Tournament MVP for the second straightyear, finished with 19 points, five steals, five assists, four rebounds and twoblocked shots, while All-Tournament selection Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ) had11 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals ... Stanford also heldPac-10 Freshman of the Year Shawntinice Polk to a season-low five points on 2-of-6from the floor and 1-of-2 from the foul line.

  • Semifinals (Stanford 69, UCLA 62): Nicole Powell had her 29th career double-doubleof 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead Stanford over fourth-seeded UCLA (18-11)on Sunday, March 9 ... Stanford scored the first eight points of the game, andled by as many as 11 points (18-7) in the first half before going into the lockerroom with a 31-26 lead ... The Cardinal stretched the advantage to 52-37 with10:02 to play, but the Bruins went on a 22-6 run to take the lead at 59-58 with3:52 remaining ... With the score tied at 61-61 with 1:57 to play, the Bruinsappeared on the verge of a key defensive stop as the Cardinal was forced to inboundthe basket near mid-court with just one second left on the shot clock ... SophomoreKelley Suminski inbounded the ball to Powell, who drained a 26-footer as the shotclock expired to give Stanford the lead for good ... In addition to Powell's double-double,sophomore F Azella Perryman (Anchorage AK) recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds... Suminski chipped in 17 points and five rebounds, while redshirt sophomorepoint guard Susan King tossed in 10 points ... The Cardinal out-rebounded theBruins 49-21, including a 33-14 advantage on the defensive glass.

  • Quarterfinals (Stanford 60, California 35): Stanford turned in one of thebest defensive performances in school history en route to a 60-35 win over eighth-seededCalifornia (10-19) on Saturday, March 8 ... The 35 points allowed was Stanford'sbest-ever effort against a Pac-10 opponent, and tied for the fifth best in schoolhistory ... Stanford streaked to a 19-2 lead in the opening 10:28 and never lookedback ... Junior F Nicole Powell led Stanford with 18 points, nine rebounds andthree assists in 25 minutes.

    NO PLACE LIKE HOME:

  • Stanford owns an all-time record of 326-76 (.810) at Maples Pavilion, includinga 14-0 (1.000) record this season.

  • Entering the 2002-03 season, the Cardinal's all-time home winning percentagewas the eighth best in NCAA Division I women's basketball history ... Stanford'swinning 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 nationbehind Connecticut's 61 straight home victories ... Stanford has not lost at homesince a 68-62 setback to then-No. 2/2 Tennessee on Dec. 16, 2001.

  • Stanford has lost two home games or less in 14 of the last 16 seasons, includingthis year.

    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 574-160 (.782) ... VanDerveer picked upcareer win No. 550 on Nov. 24 of this season at San Francisco ... She enteredthe 2002-03 season ranked fifth all-time and third among active coaches in careerDivision I winning percentage ... She also entered the campaign ranked 16th all-timeand 14th among active coaches in career Division I victories.

  • VanDerveer is in her 17th year at Stanford, and is 422-109 (.795) during hertenure on The Farm ... She picked win No. 400 at Stanford on Nov. 30 of this seasonvs. then-No. 2/2 Kansas State ... She also owns an impressive Pac-10 record of242-46 (.840) ... In the 1990's alone, she compiled an overall record of 241-48(.834).

  • This is VanDerveer's 18th trip to the NCAA Tournament, 15 with Stanford (1988-95;1997-03) and three with Ohio State (1982; 1984-85) ... She is 34-15 (.694) overallin the NCAA Tournament --- 32-12 (.727) at Stanford and 2-3 (.400) at Ohio State... VanDerveer ranks fifth overall, and fourth among active coaches, in all-timeNCAA Tournament 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 has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92),five NCAA Final Four appearances and 11 Pacific-10 Conference titles (includingthis year) ... She is also a three-time NCAA Coach of the Year and was a NaismithNational Coach of the Year Finalist last season.

  • VanDerveer served as head coach of the 1996 United States Olympic Women'sBasketball Team that won the gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia ... She guided theOlympic Team to a perfect 60-0 record from 1995-96 and owns an all-time internationalhead 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:

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

    MEDIA CORNER:

  • Saturday's game vs. Western Michigan will be televised live nationally byESPN2 at 8:30 p.m. (PT) with Dave Ryan and Annie Meyers calling the action ...If Stanford wins on Saturday, Monday's game will be televised live by ESPN, ESPN2or ESPN Full Court.

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

    RANKING REVIEW:

  • Stanford is currently ranked ninth in both the USA Today/ESPN/Women's BasketballCoaches Association Poll and ninth in the Associated Press Poll ... The Cardinalstayed put in the Coaches Poll and dropped one spot in the AP Poll after beatingArizona in the Pac-10 Tournament Final on Monday, March 10.

  • Stanford has been ranked as high as No. 4 (Dec. 2-9) and as low as No. 9 (Feb.24 & March 17) in the Coaches Poll ... In the AP Poll, the Cardinal has beenranked as high as No. 5 (Preseason; Dec. 1-16; Jan. 19) and as low as No. 9 (Feb.16-March 17).

  • Stanford is 6-3 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. 23 (AP)/24 Rutgers (64-60), No. 7 (Coaches)/8 Kansas State (63-57), No. 22/22Arizona (82-74), NR/NR Oklahoma (58-38) and NR/NR Washington (77-63) and a neutralcourt win over No. 22 Arizona (59-49) ... The only losses against ranked opponentscame at No. 4/4 Tennessee (71-56), NR/NR Washington (92-68) and No. 22/22 Arizona(79-64).

  • Stanford finished the 2001-02 campaign ranked fifth by the Associated Pressand eighth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll ... The Cardinal peaked in bothpolls at No. 2 from Feb. 4-March 4.

  • The Cardinal's season-ending ranking of No. 5 in the AP Poll was its highestsince it finished the 1997-98 regular season at No. 3 ... Stanford has now beenranked 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 58.4 points per game, whichis on pace to break both the Pac-10 and school single season records ... The schoolrecord of 59.3 was established in 1978-79 and the Pac-10 record of 59.1 was setby Arizona State in 2001-02.

  • Stanford enters the NCAA Tournament ranked in the top 20 in the nation infree throw percentage (8th, 77.5), rebounding margin (8th, +8.4) and won-losspercentage (10th, 86.7).

  • Stanford's team free throw percentage of 77.5 (451-of-582) currently ranksas the best in both school and Pac-10 history ... The school and conference recordof 76.4 was set by the 1989-90 Cardinal squad that won the NCAA Championship.

  • Stanford's 202 3-pointers made this season ranks fourth on the school singleseason list ... The school record of 258 was set in 2001-02.

    NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE NICOLE POWELL:

  • Junior F Nicole Powell has been named a finalist for the two most prestigious2002-03 National Player of the Year Awards --- the Naismith Award and the StateFarm Wade Trophy ... Powell is one of 20 finalists for the Naismith Award andone of 13 finalists for the Wade Trophy.

  • Powell, who was named the MVP of the 2002 Pac-10 Tournament, is averaginga near double-double of 18.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 stealsdespite 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 reboundsper game (9.7), fourth in free throw percentage (87.3) and tied for eighth inscoring average (18.7).

  • Powell was named to the All-Pac-10 team for the third time in as many seasonson Thursday, March 6 ... Powell is 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 three times are JenniferAzzi (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 timethis season after missing the first nine games due to injury ... She ranked firstin free throw percentage (87.3; 89-of-102), first in defensive rebounding (7.40pg), second in scoring (18.7 pg), third in total rebounding (9.7 pg), sixth inassists (3.65 pg), seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.24) and 10th in 3-pointpercentage (36.6; 26-of-71) ... After starting the season 2-of-16 from beyondthe 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, includingan 18-point, 15-rebound effort vs. UCLA on Sunday, has pulled down 10 or morerebounds 10 times (including 15 or more rebounds four times) and has recordednine double-doubles ... Powell has scored in double figures in 24 of her last27 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 innine of a possible 12 categories, including second in scoring (19.1 pg), thirdin rebounding (9.3 pg) and fourth in assists (3.94 pg).

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

  • Powell ranks first in Stanford history and tied for seventh in Pac-10 historyin rebounds per game (9.1), third in points per game (16.2), third in Stanfordhistory 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), eighthin assists (435) and 14th in points (1,376) ... On Sunday night, she moved into14th place on the school scoring list ahead of Meg Metzger (1,360; 1979-83), andis 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 fourthon the school list and 24th on the Pac-10 list (she needs 13 more to tie IngridDixson of California for 23th on the conference list) ... She is two assists shyof 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 thirdtime this season ... Her 26-footer as the shot clock expired gave Stanford thelead for good with 1:56 remaining in the 69-64 semifinal win over UCLA ... OnJan. 24 at UCLA, Powell drove the lane and made a six-footer with 2.3 secondsremaining to give the Cardinal an 80-78 victory ... The All-American also liftedStanford to a dramatic 75-74 win at Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 11 by sinking twofree 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 afteraveraging a double-double of 23.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 3.0 stealsin home wins over USC and UCLA ... She had 22 points, 16 rebounds and eight assistsagainst the Women of Troy on Feb. 20 and 24 points, nine rebounds and five assistsvs. the Bruins on Feb. 22 ... Only six players in Pac-10 history have receivedmore player of the week honors than Powell.

  • Last year, Powell was named a Kodak First-Team All-American, Naismith NationalPlayer of the Year Finalist and Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year afteraveraging 16.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists ... She also recorded fivetriple-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 Freshmanof 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 theperformance of the 'Class of 2005' --- F Sebnem Kimyacioglu, F AzellaPerryman, G Kelley Suminski and C T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX).

  • Kimyacioglu is averaging 8.7 points, 2.2 assists and 1.6 rebounds ... Sheis shooting 39.8 (66-of-166) percent from 3-point range this season and her careerpercentage 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 lastweek ranked 30th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage andfirst in the conference in 3-pointers per game (2.28) ... The 66 3-pointers madeleaves 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 thisyear and has drained three or more 11 times ... Kimyacioglu has scored in doublefigures 13 times this season ... She has made five 3-pointers in a game twicethis season --- Dec. 30 vs. Arizona and Jan. 24 at UCLA ... Against the Wildcatson Dec. 30, she recorded a career-high 19 points, including 5-of-10 from 3-pointrange, and five assists ... Kimyacioglu had a team-high 18 points at Tennesseeon Dec. 18 and 14 points vs. Kansas State on Nov. 30 en route to Stanford InvitationalAll-Tournament Team honors.

  • Perryman is averaging 9.6 points and 7.2 rebounds ... She recorded her fifthdouble-double of the season, and first since Jan. 3 vs. Oklahoma, when she cameoff 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 9.0rebounds in the two Pac-10 Tournament games this weekend ... She entered lastweek ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (4.83 pg), sixth in totalrebounding (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 figures13 times, including the last two games, and has pulled down 10 or more reboundsfive times ... She has come off the bench in the last five games after startingthe 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-doublesagainst Arizona on Dec. 30 (10 points, 12 rebounds) and Oklahoma on Jan. 3 (14points, 14 rebounds) ... She had 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds (theseventh highest single game rebounding total in school history) on No
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