Stanford Closes Exhibition Play Against Everyone's Internet
Nov. 10, 2003
* - EV 1 has notched a 2-2 record in 2003 with wins over Louisiana-Lafayette and SW Texas State.
* - Texas Tech graduate Alicia Thompson leads the squad in scoring.
* - Head coach Kevin Cook has been an assistant coach of the Houston Comets since 1997.
EV 1 TEAM ROSTER:No. Name Pos. Ht. School30 Brooke Armistead G 5-9 Austin Peay32 Tiffany Andrews F 5-10 Houston Baptist41 Kenya Bibbs C 6-2 Louisiana Tech23 Marla Brumfield G 5-10 Rice10 Aisha Cook G 5-9 UCLA35 Brandi Green F 6-2 West Texas A&MAlt. Dana Hayes C 6-4 Minnesota3 Alayne Ingram G 5-7 Michigan15 Katrissa O'Neal G 5-7 Texas Tech20 Jaynetta Saunders F 5-11 Texas A&M33 Alicia Thompson F 6-0 Texas Tech1 Stacey Smalls G 5-6 Temple44 Tausha Mills C 6-3 Alabama/San Antonio Silver Stars23/32 Demya Walker C 6-4 Virginia/Sacramento Monarchs
LOVE & BASKETBALL WRAP-UP:
* - Stanford opened the season with a 69-52 victory over Love & Basketball.
* - Chelsea Trotter led the Cardinal with 15 points and 7-of-8 field goals.
* - Nicole Powell tallied her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
* - In her collegiate debut, Kristen Newlin recorded nine points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
* - The Cardinal shot 52.7 percent from the field.
* - Stanford has been tabbed as the team to beat in the 2003-04 Pac-10 Conference race, according to a poll of media members and who regularly cover women's basketball in the league and the conference coaches.
* - The Cardinal garnered all 18 first-place votes from the media and totaled 180 points as the media's undisputed pick to win it all.
* - Stanford tallied eight first-place votes from the league's coaches.
* - This is the fourth year in a row and fourth time overall that Stanford has been favored by the coaches to win the Conference title since the poll's inception in 1998-99.
* - This is the fourth straight year Stanford has been picked by the media as the Conference preseason favorite, however, it marks the first time the Cardinal received every first-place vote since the 1997-98 season. The Pac-10 media poll has correctly predicted the Conference champion in five of the last six seasons.
* - Five returning All-Pac-10 players were named to the Preseason All-Conference Team: UCLA sophomore Nikki Blue, USC senior Ebony Hoffman, Washington senior Giuliana Mendiola (2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year), Arizona sophomore Shawntinice Polk (2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year) and Stanford senior All-American Nicole Powell.
* - Stanford won the 2003 Conference Championship, captured the Pac-10 Tournament trophy and advanced to second round of the NCAA Championship.
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 25th season as a collegiate head coach ... She owns a career record of 575-161 (.781) ... She enters the 2003-04 season ranked fourth among active coaches in career Division I winning percentage.
* - The 2002-03 Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor is the sixth of VanDerveer's career ... VanDerveer is the only coach to have won the award more than twice.
* - VanDerveer is in her 18th year at Stanford, and is 423-110 (.794) during her tenure on The Farm ... She picked up her 400th win at Stanford on Nov. 30, 2002, against 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 in 2002-03.
* - 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).
NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE Nicole Powell:
* - Senior F Nicole Powell has been named a candidate for the two most prestigious 2003-04 National Player of the Year Awards --- the Naismith Award and the State Farm Wade Trophy.
* - One of the top players in the nation, and has already established herself as one of the elite players in Stanford women's basketball history.
* - Earned Kodak First-Team All-America honors each of the last two seasons, and joins Jennifer Azzi, Kate Starbid and Val Whiting as the only two-time Kodak All-Americans in school history.
* - A two-time Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist.
* - Named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2001-02, and is a three-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection and two-time Pac-10 Tournament Most Valuable Player.
* - Ranks first in Stanford history in career 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 eighth in Pac-10 history in career free throw percentage (81.5; 296-of-363), eighth in rebounds per game (9.1) and 22nd in total rebounds (797).
* - In Stanford's single season record book, she is listed 15 times in 11 different categories ... Holds Stanford's single season (327; 2001-02) and single game (21 vs. Oregon, Jan. 13, 2002) rebounding records.
* - Owns six of the 12 triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and six of the eight in Stanford history.
* - The only Pac-10 player to have ever recorded more than one career triple-double.
* - In 88 career games, has recorded the six triple-doubles and 30 double-doubles.
* - She has also scored in double figures 73 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds on 38 occasions.
* - Has spent three of the last four summers playing for USA Basketball ... She helped the U.S. to the silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic, the bronze medal at the 2001 FIBA Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic and the gold medal at the Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Argentina.
COVERING THE CARDINAL
Media Information: The Stanford Media Relations Office welcomes interest in the Stanford Women's Basketball program ... We will make every effort to ensure your working experience is enjoyable ... The following are some guidelines to help with your coverage of Stanford Women's Basketball:
Credentials: Credentials are issued only to accredited members of the working media ... Working space in the press box is limited and passes will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis ... Requests for credentials should be faxed on company letterhead to 650-725-2957 ... Media passes will be left at the Maples Pavilion Back Gate/Player Entrance (located in the loading dock area).
Tara Teleconferences: Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer holds weekly media teleconferences throughout the season ... Please call the Stanford Media Relations Office (650-723-4418) for further information.
Player Interviews: All requests must be made by calling the Stanford Media Relations Office at 650-723-4418 ... Interviews will be done either before or after practice ... Please give at least 24 hours notice when requesting an interview.
Post-Game Press Conferences: At home games, Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer and selected Stanford players, followed by the visiting head coach and selected players, will be available to the media approximately 10 minutes after the game ... Press conferences will be held in the Maples Pavilion Media Room ... Prior to the conclusion of the game, media members should inform the Stanford Media Relations staff which players are requested for post-game interviews.
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