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

Feb. 4, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD senior guard Candice Wiggins has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 28-Feb. 3, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Wiggins, a native of San Diego, Calif., had a historic weekend for the Cardinal as she became Stanford's all-time scoring leader and free-throw leader in victories over USC and UCLA. The leader of the seventh-ranked Cardinal also moved into third place all-time in scoring in the Pac-10, ending the weekend with 2,253 career points.

Wiggins surpassed Kate Starbird's school record for points (2,215) in the victory over USC and also hit her 482nd career free throw, taking over the top spot in the Stanford record books from Val Whiting (481). Wiggins finished the weekend with 493 free throws.

On Saturday, Wiggins helped the Cardinal avenge their loss to UCLA earlier in the season by dropping 31 points on the Bruins, the second-best performance in a conference game this year. She shot 9-of-20 from the field, while also connecting on 11-of-12 free throws.

Stanford (19-3, 9-2) stays only a game behind rival California (19-3, 10-1) for the Pac-10 lead. The Cardinal have a busy week on the road as they face Santa Clara on Tues., Feb. 5 before returning to Conference play as they travel to Oregon on Thurs., Feb. 7 and Oregon State on Sat., Feb. 9.

The Player of the Week honor is the fourth of the year for Wiggins and the ninth of her career, the most in Conference history over a career. It is the 61st all-time selection for the Cardinal.

ALSO NOMINATED: Ashley Whisonant, ARIZ; Lauren Lacey, ASU; Devanei Hampton, CAL; Talisa Rhea, OSU; Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA; Katelan Redmon, WASH; Katie Appleton, WSU.

2007-08 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 19- Jayne Appel, STAN; Nov. 26- Nadia Parker, USC, Dec. 3- Ashley Walker, CAL; Dec. 10- Kirsten Thompson, ASU; Dec. 17- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Dec. 24- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Dec. 31- Sybil Dosty, ASU; Jan. 6- Devanei Hampton, CAL; Jan. 14- Ashley Walker, CAL; Jan. 21- Talisa Rhea, OSU; Jan. 28- Candice Wiggins, STAN; Feb. 4- Candice Wiggins, STAN.

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