Nicole Powell Named AP First-Team All-American

March 23, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford senior forward Nicole Powell has been named an Associated Press First-Team All-American after leading the Cardinal this season with 20.0 ppg and 11.0 rpg.

'She has had a great season and we are really excited for her to be recognized,' Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer said. 'She's probably the most versatile player I've ever coached.'

Earlier this season, she was named the 2003-04 Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year and earned Most Valuable Player honors at the 2004 Pac-10 Tournament.

Powell has also been named a finalist for the two most prestigious 2003-04 National Player of the Year Awards --- the Naismith Award and the State Farm Wade Trophy. She 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.

Against Oklahoma on March 22, 2004, Powell tallied her 2,000th career point and now stands at No. 4 in the Cardinal recordbooks with 2,015 career points in 117 games. She also ranks first in Stanford history in career rebounds per game (9.5), second in points per game (17.2), second in free throw percentage (83.0; 453-of-546), second in free throws made (453), second in free throws attempted (546), second in total rebounds (1,116), second in 3-pointers attempted (503), second in 3-pointers made (196) and fifth in assists (566).

This season, Powell has tallied 20 double-double games, and owns 49 career double-doubles. She is the only Pac-10 player to have ever recorded more than one career triple-double and has notched six of the eight triple-double games in Stanford history.

Powell 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.

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