Powell Puts Finishing Touches On Impressive Season

Sept. 15, 2006

STANFORD, Calif.- Former Stanford standout Nicole Powell continues to excel at the professional level, recently capping an impressive third year with the WNBA's Western Conference champion Sacramento Monarchs.

Powell started 34 games for Sacramento in 2006, averaging 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. The 6-2 forward played a critical role in the Monarchs' postseason success, averaging 11.8 points per game in nine playoff contests.

Her numbers were even better in the WNBA Finals, as she averaged 12.4 points per game while shooting 52.4-percent from the field and 52.9-percent from three-point territory. She totaled double-figure scoring in three of the five games, including a 21-point effort on 8-12 shooting in Sacramento's 95-71 victory in the finals opener. Detroit captured the best-of-five series, 3-2.

A three-time Kodak First-Team All-American and finalist for the James Naismith Player of the Year, Powell began her career with the Cardinal as Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2000 and was named Conference Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004.

Powell is Stanford's all-time leader in career rebounds (1,143) and third all-time leading scorer (2,062 points). She is the only player in Pac-10 history to have recorded more than one career triple-double, tallying six in her career. As a senior, Powell guided the Cardinal to an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

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