Stanford's Candice Wiggins Named Pac-10 Women's Hoops Player Of The Week

Jan. 10, 2005

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Stanford freshman guard Candice Wiggins has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 6-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Wiggins, a native of San Diego, averaged 29.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in two road games as eighth-ranked Stanford swept No. 24 Arizona State and Arizona. The 17-year-old shot a combined 55.3 percent from the field (21-of-38) and 83.3 percent (15-of-18) from the foul line.

In Stanford's 68-57 victory over No. 24 Arizona State on Jan. 7, Wiggins scored a career-high 31 points and dished out six assists. She led the team in both categories and added a career-high six steals--five of which she converted for breakaway lay-ups.

In the 78-66 win over Arizona on Jan. 9, Wiggins scored a team-high 28 points and went 8-of-8 from the free throw line. The victory over the Wildcats snapped Arizona's NCAA Division I-high 34-game home winning streak.

Stanford (13-2 overall, 5-1 Pac-10) is second in the Conference race heading into this weekend's games. The No. 8/8 Cardinal host rival California Thursday night, then host Boston College in non-conference action on Saturday.

The Player of the Week honor is the first for Wiggins and is the 30th all-time selection for Stanford.

ALSO NOMINATED: Dee-Dee Wheeler, ARIZ; Kylan Loney, ASU; Jessica Lawson, CAL; Lisa Willis, UCLA; Camille LeNoir, USC; Kristen O'Neill, WASH; Emma Joneby, WSU.

2004-05 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 29- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 6- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 13- Kylan Loney, ASU; Dec. 20- Dee-Dee Wheeler; Dec. 30- Andrea Bills, ORE; Jan. 5- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Jan. 10- Candice Wiggins, STAN.

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