Stanford's Wiggins Named Olympic Athlete of the Month

Aug. 16, 2007

By Christian Torres
The Stanford Daily

August 16, 2007

Stanford, CA (CSTV U-WIRE) -- After two team gold medals in a month, basketball star Candice Wiggins has yet another July accomplishment under her belt. The rising senior guard was named an Athlete of the Month by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Wiggins helped lead the American team to wins at both the Under-21 World Championships and Pan-American Games in early and late July, respectively.

The San Diego, Calif.-native averaged 13.1 points at the World Championships in Moscow, Russia, where she also posted a 30-point effort against Australia in a 90-88 comeback win in the first round. To follow that up, Wiggins traveled halfway around the world to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and joined the U.S. team on a 5-0 run to the Pan-American Games gold medal.

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