Candice Wiggins Named To Associated Press All-America Team
April 1, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford senior guard Candice Wiggins continued garnering postseason honors Tuesday, being named to the Associated Press All-America First Team. The honor marks Wiggins' fourth All-America nod, a school record, and the first selection to the top squad after being named to the second team in each of her first three seasons.
Wiggins, who turned in her record-breaking second 40-point performance of the NCAA Tournament in Monday night's 98-87 victory over Maryland, is averaging 20.2 points per game heading into this weekend's Final Four in Tampa, Stanford's seventh all-time appearance.
The 2007-08 season saw Wiggins set a slew of new records, at both the school and conference level. The San Diego native will go down as both Stanford's and the Pac-10 Conference's all-time leading scorer (2,590 career points through March 31) and three-point shooter (290 three-pointers made through March 31). Through this past Monday night's contest, Wiggins also sits atop the Stanford career annals for scoring average (19.2), three-pointers attempted (743), free throws made (555) and attempted (675), and her 277 career steals are only three away from tying Sonja Henning's all-time school record of 280.
Single-season records have proved no safer from Wiggins this season, either, as she has set new benchmarks in free throws made (176) and attempted (215), three-pointers attempted (242), and field goals attempted (567). Wiggins' season point total of 748 points through March 31 is also only five away from tying Kate Starbird's 11-year-old school single-season mark of 753.
Wiggins' senior year was highlighted by a pair of 40-point contests, both coming in the NCAA Tournament. In an 88-54 second-round victory over UTEP, Wiggins exploded for a school record-tying 44 points (matching Starbird's single-game mark), which was also the third-best scoring effort in NCAA Tournament history.
The senior guard was named Pac-10 Player of the Week four times this season, as well as December's WBCA's National Player of the Month. Currently, Wiggins is a finalist for the Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy, and John R. Wooden Award, and was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year for a record-breaking third time in her career.
In addition to Tuesday's honor, Wiggins has also been selected to the All-America teams of ESPN.com, Sports Illustrated, and CBSSportsline.com.
She was joined on the AP's All-America Team by Tennessee's Candace Parker, Oklahoma's Courtney Paris, LSU's Sylvia Fowles, and Connecticut's Maya Moore.