Stanford Wraps Up Non-Conference Play on the Road
Dec. 15, 2003
No. 6/5 Stanford (6-1) vs. Rice (2-4)
Dec. 18, 2003 * 7 p.m. CT * Autry Court
No. 6/5 Stanford (6-1) vs. No. 4/3 Texas Tech
Dec. 21, 2003 * Noon CT * United Spirit Arena
STANFORD SEASON UPDATE:
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell has tallied 163 points and 81 rebounds this season to lead the Cardinal ... after seven games, Powell has averaged 23.3 ppg and 11.6 rpg ... has recorded four double-double gams this season.
* - Chelsea Trotter has tallied 67 points this season, followed by Kristen Newlin (53) and Kelley Suminski (53).
* - Stanford has averaged 71.9 ppg, while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from the three-point line.
* - Rice returned four starters from an Owl squad that took second place in the Western Athletic Conference and finished the 2002-03 season with a 15-13 overall record.
* - This season, Rice has tallied a 2-4 overall record and a 1-2 record at Autry Court.
* - Returning starters included guard Kate Beckler, center Johnetta Hayes, forward Elisa Inman and guard Lindsey Maynard.
* - Inman is not competing until the end of December due to a finger injury and Hayes is benched until February with a knee problem.
* - Rice has averaged 63.2 ppg this year and shot 38.1 percent from the field.
* - Junior forward Anne Peck leads the Owls with 61 points.
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Owl series 1-0.
* - In their only meeting, Stanford downed Rice 78-67 at Maples Pavilion on Dec. 19, 1986.
SCOUTING TEXAS TECH:
* - No. 4/3 Texas Tech boasts an unblemished 9-0 record this season going into a match up at Washington on Dec. 19.
* - Last season the Lady Raiders notched a 29-6 overall record, advanced to the NCAA Midwest Regional Final and placed third in the Big 12 Conference with a 13-3 league record.
* - Four starters returned this season, including guard Jia Perkins, guard Natalie Ritxhie, guard Erin Grant and forward/center Jolee Ayers-Curry.
CARDINAL-LADY RAIDER SERIES:
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Lady Raider series 6-3.
* - Stanford fell to Texas Tech 75-69 in their last meeting on Nov. 27, 1998 at Maples Pavilion.
* - The Cardinal hold a 1-2 record against the Lady Raiders at Texas Tech's United Spirit Arena.
* - The last Stanford vicory on TTU's home court was an 80-71 Cardinal win on Jan. 21, 1998.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
* - Stanford senior forward Nicole Powell was named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 8-14.
* - Powell averaged 24.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in the home split, defeating Pacific 86-25, and dropping a 70-66 overtime thriller to No. 2 Tennessee ... on the week, she shot 43.2 percent from the floor (19-of-44) and 36.8 percent (7-of-19) from three-point range.
* - In the win over Pacific, Powell scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field.
* - In the losing effort to the Lady Vols, Powell recorded her 33rd career double-double, and fourth double-double on the year, tallying a season-high 32 points and 16 rebounds.
* - The Player of the Week honor is Powell's sixth and the 28th all-time selection for Stanford.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME:
* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 323-75 (.812) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 (.938) mark last season and a 5-1 (1.000) record this year.
* - The Cardinal has won 36 of its last 39 games at Maples Pavilion.
* - Stanford has lost two home games or less in 15 of the last 17 seasons (including this year).
* - The Cardinal fell 70-66 in overtime against the No. 2-ranked Lady Volunteers.
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell tallied a double-double of 32 points and 16 rebounds without a rest in 45 minutes of play.
* - Also scoring in double figures were center Chelsea Trotter (13) and guard Kelley Suminski (11).
* - The match up boasted a sold-out crowd of 7,391 at Maples Pavilion.
* - Stanford has been tabbed to win 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 581-162 (.782) ... She entered 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 429-111 (.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 last 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 forward 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.
* - Named an Associated Press Preseason All-American.
* - 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 (9.2), third in points per game (16.8), second in free throw percentage (82.5; 330-of-400), third in total rebounds (878), sixth in assists (473), sixth in 3-pointers made (156) and sixth in total points (1,598).
* - She is listed 15 times in 11 different categories in Stanford's single-season record book ... Holds 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 95 career games, has recorded the six triple-doubles and 34 double-doubles.
* - She has scored in double figures 80 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds 41 times.
* - 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.
* - Recorded her first double-double of the 2003-04 season in Stanford's 69-61 win over Pepperdine with 28 points and 12 rebounds ... notched 20 points and nine rebounds against Fordham ... matched season-high 28 points against USF ... tallied two consecutive double-double games with 17 points and 19 rebounds against Boston U. and 21 points and 12 rebounds against No. 10/10 Georgia ... led the team with 17 points against Pacific ... record season-high 32 points and 16 rebounds against No. 2/2 Tennessee ... has averaged 23.3 ppg and 11.6 rpg this seaon ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for play against Pacific and Tennessee.
JUNIORS ROUND OUT STRONG UPPER CLASS:
* - The Cardinal boast six juniors this season: guard Susan King Borchardt, forward Sebnem Kimyacioglu, forward Azella Perryman, guard Kelley Suminski, forward T'Nae Thiel and center Chelsea Trotter.
* - Redshirt junior Borchardt married former Stanford men's basketball standout Curtis Borchardt in August ... tallied 11 points against Fordham ... tallied eight three-points baskets combined against Boston U. and No. 10/10 Georgia ... notched 16 points vs. BU and 12 in win over Georgia ... has shot 52.4 percent (11-21) from the three-point line this season.
* - Kimyacioglu will be a major scoring threat from the outside ... she has made 120 career 3-pointers, including 70 last year ... recorded 12 points against Pepperdine ... notched 10 points and eight rebounds against Boston University ... tallied season-high seven assists vs. the Lady Bulldogs ... has tallied 28 rebounds and 42 points this season.
* - Perryman averaged 9.2 ppg and 6.9 rpg last season ... saw her first action this season with three minutes against No. 10/10 Georgia ... tallied 17 minutes against Pacific and No. 2/2 Tennesse for a combined 11 points and 16 rebounds.
* - Suminski earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors last season after averaging 11.4 ppg and 3.1 apg ... ranks first in school history in career free-throw percentage (85.3, 191-224) ... has not missed a free throw this season (8-8) ... shot 4-of-7 from behind the three-point line against No. 10/10 Georgia for 14 points ... shot 4-of-8 from the field and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe for 11 points against No. 2/2 Tennessee ... has averaged 7.6 ppg this season.
* - Thiel averaged 7.3 ppg and 6.0 rpg last season ... boasts a career average of 5.7 rpg ... saw her first action this season with six minutes against Pacific for one rebound and two points ... competed for 18 minutes against No. 2/2 Tennessee for two points and one rebound.
* - Trotter tallied 15 points against Pepperdine ... notched 10 points and shot a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line against No. 10/10 Georgia ... tallied nine points against Pacific ... notched 13 points in 39 minutes against No. 2/2 Tennessee ... ranks second on the team with 67 points this season and has averaged 9.6 ppg.
ONE YEAR UNDER THEIR BELT:
* - The Cardinal sophomore class includes guard Clare Bodensteiner, guard Krista Rappahahn, center Shelley Nweke and center Brooke Smith.
* - Bodensteiner appeared for 11 minutes of play against Love & Basketball ... tallied three rebounds in seven minutes of play against Boston U. ... shot 2-of-3 from the field against Pacific.
* - Rappahahn tallied 10 points against Fordham ... shot 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range for 10 poins against USF ... tallied a career-high 17 points against Pacific ... has notched 42 points this season on 8-of-15 shooting from the three-point arc.
* - Nweke appeared in 14 games last season after suffering injury ... recorded five blocks in 44 minutes of play as a freshman ... saw action in 12 minutes of play against Love & Basketball and EV-1 ... shot 2-of-4 from the free throw line in seven minutes of play against Pacific.
* - Smith is a transfer from Duke who will redshirt this season due to NCAA transfer rules.
FRESHMAN Kristen Newlin THROWS A BLOCK PARTY:
* - Freshman center Kristin Newlin has tallied a team-high 18 blocks in her initial collegiate season.* - Matched the Cardinal single-game record with six blocks against Boston University.
* - Tallied career-high 16 points against Fordham, shooting 5-of-7 from the field ... notched 12 points and seven rebounds against Pacific.
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