Stanford's Candice Wiggins Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 9, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford sophomore guard Candice Wiggins has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The San Diego, Calif., native led the Cardinal to a road sweep in Oregon for the first time in her career and first time for Stanford since the 2002-03 season. The 2004-05 Kodak/WBCA All-American broke her personal scoring record on Jan. 7 at Oregon with 37 points against the Ducks, besting her previous career-high of 31 points.

Over the weekend, Wiggins averaged 27.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds as she helped the Cardinal move into the Conference lead. Wiggins shot 65.6 percent from the field in the two games, and owned a 77.8 percent shooting average from beyond the three-point arc, making seven of her nine treys.

The 2004-05 Pac-10 Player and Freshman of the Year, Wiggins earned second team All-America honors from the Associated Press in 2004-05, and was also named the USBWA Co-Freshman of the Year. She is the first Pac-10 freshman to earn Player of the Year honors.

Stanford (10-4, 5-1), has won four straight and hosts rival California on Sat., Jan. 14.

This is Wiggins' third Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Stanford's 32nd weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Ashley Walker, CAL; Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Eshaya Murphy, USC; Breanne Watson, WASH.

2005-06 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 28- Lisa Willis, UCLA; Dec. 5- Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Dec. 12- Sarah Pool, CAL; Dec. 19- Carolyn Ganes, ORE; Dec. 26- Cameo Hicks, WASH; Jan. 2- Devanei Hampton, CAL; Jan. 9- Candice Wiggins, STAN.

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