Nicole Powell Named To Kodak All-American Team
April 4, 2003
ATLANTA, Ga. - Stanford junior Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ) has been named to the NCAA Division I Kodak All-American Team for the second straight season, as announced on Friday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association at the Final Four in Atlanta.
Powell is now just the fourth two-time Kodak All-American in Stanford women's basketball history. She joins an elite club that includes Jennifer Azzi (1989-90), Val Whiting (1992-93) and Kate Starbird (1996-97).
The 6-foot-2 forward, who was also a finalist for the two most prestigious national player of the year awards (Naismith Award and the Wade Trophy) in 2002-03, averaged 18.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game as she led the Cardinal to its third straight Pac-10 regular season title, first Pac-10 Tournament title and 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
Powell, who missed the first nine games of the season with a bulging disc in her lower back, shot 48.1 (149-of-310) percent from the floor, 40.4 (36-of-89) from 3-point range and 87.5 (98-of-112) percent from the free throw line. She scored in double figures in 21 of her 23 games, pulled down 10 or more rebounds 11 times and recorded 10 double-doubles to increase her career total to 30.
She was named First-Team All-Pac-10 for the third time in her career, and became just the 19th player in Pac-10 history, and fifth in Stanford history, to become a three-time All-Pac-10 selection. Powell was also named Pac-10 Tournament MVP for the second time in as many years. She finished first in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (87.5; 98-of-112), first in defensive rebounding (7.17 pg), second in scoring (18.8 pg), third in 3-point percentage (40.4; 36-of-89), third in overall rebounding (9.3 pg), fifth in assists (3.83 pg), sixth in assist/turnover ratio (1.19), ninth in 3-pointers per game (1.57), 10th in field goal percentage (48.1; 149-of-310) and 10th in blocked shots (0.61 pg).
Powell has already made a name for herself in the Stanford career record book, as she ranks first in Stanford history in rebounds per game (9.1), third in points per game (16.3), third in free throw percentage (81.5; 296-of-363), fourth in total rebounds (797), sixth in assists (450), eighth in 3-pointers made (143) and 12th in total points (1,435).She also ranks fifth in Pac-10 history in career free throw percentage (81.5; 296-of-363), tied for seventh in rebounds per game (9.1) and 22nd in total rebounds (797).
In addition to the Kodak honors, Powell was named a Second-Team Associated Press All-American for the second time in as many seasons on Thursday.