Stanford's Ogwumike Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 14, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD sophomore forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike was named the Pac-10 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 7-13, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. She earns the honor for the second time this season, receiving the award the first week of the season on Nov. 16.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Cypress, Texas.) led all players with 24 points in the second-ranked Cardinal’s 96-60 rout of DePaul on Sunday, going 9-for-13 (69.2 percent) from the floor and 6-for-9 from the free throw line. The scoring effort marked her fourth 20-point performance in the team’s first seven games of the season. Ogwumike also had six rebounds in the contest, four off the offensive glass, and added a block and two steals.

Ogwumike is averaging 20.1 points per game to lead the Pac-10 in the category. She is also fifth in the league with an 8.7 rebounds per game average and second with a 63.9 shooting percentage.

It is the third honor for a Stanford player this season and the 71st all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for Stanford. Ogwumike has earned the weekly accolade twice in her career, both times coming during the 2009-10 campaign.

The Cardinal face three-straight top-10 ranked opponents in an eight-day stretch, beginning with Duke on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at Maples Pavilion. Stanford will then host Tennessee on Saturday, Dec. 19 in a nationally televised broadcast on Fox Sports Net. On Wednesday, Dec. 23, Stanford travels East for a NCAA Final Four rematch against defending national champion Connecticut in Hartford, Conn. That game can be watched on ESPN2 nationally.

Also Nominated: Kayli Murphy, ASU; Kirsten Tilleman, OSU; Carly Noyes, WSU.

2009-10 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Nov. 16 – Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Nov. 23 – Nicole Canepa, Oregon
Nov. 30 – Kayla Pedersen, Stanford
Dec. 7 – Amanda Johnson, Oregon
Dec. 14 – Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford

 

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