Candice Wiggins Named To John R. Wooden Award All-America Team
April 2, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford senior guard Candice Wiggins nabbed another All-America nod Wednesday, being named to the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team.
The honor marks Wiggins' fifth All-America nod so far in 2007-08, as she had previously been named to the All-America teams of the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, and CBSSportsline.com.
The San Diego native is also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, in addition to the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Trophy. She was also named Pac-10 Player of the Year for a record-breaking third time.
Wiggins turned in her record-breaking second 40-point performance of the NCAA Tournament in Monday night's 98-87 victory over Maryland, helping lead the way in taking Stanford to its seventh Final Four this weekend in Tampa.
The 2007-08 season saw Wiggins embark on a record-breaking crusade against both the school and conference record books. Over the span of this season, Wiggins became 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.
Wiggins also set new single-season Stanford marks 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.
She garnered four Pac-10 Player of the Week nods this season, as well as WBCA National Player of the Month honors for December.
Also named to the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team were Tennessee's Candace Parker, Oklahoma's Courtney Paris, LSU's Sylvia Fowles, and Connecticut's Maya Moore.