Candice Wiggins Added To USA Basketball Women's National Team Roster
March 3, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Former Stanford standout guard Candice Wiggins was among 12 players added to the 2010-12 USA Basketball Women's National Team roster, USA Basketball announced Wednesday. The selection adds Wiggins to the 20-player roster from which the 2010 USA World Championship Team and, pending qualification, the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team will be selected.
'This is an amazing honor. Playing for the USA has been a dream of mine since I was a young player, and will continue to be so in my career as a professional athlete,' Wiggins told USA Basketball upon her selection. 'It's amazing to be a part of this `dream' team's journey, and to have a chance to compete for a spot. America is full of so many talented players and it's great. It breeds healthy competition and I'm ready for that.'
Wiggins brings a wealth of international experience, at both the junior and senior levels, to the USA Basketball Team. The San Diego native was named USA Basketball's Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 after winning gold medals with the USA Basketball U21 World Championship Team and the USA Basketball Pan-American Games Team. She also was an alternate on the USA squad that competed in the FIBA Americas Championship, as well as a part of the USA team that took the silver medal at the Good Luck Beijing Tournament in April 2008.
Wiggins ended her illustrious four-year career at Stanford as a three-time Pac-10 Player of the Year, four-time first-team All-American, and the program's second Wade Trophy Player of the Year Award winner. At the time of her departure from Stanford, Wiggins held 10 career school records, including points scored (2,629 - also the Pac-10 record), points per game (19.2), three-pointers made (295) and steals (281).
She led Stanford to appearances in three regionals and was a key figure in the Cardinal's return to the Final Four in 2008 after an 11-year absence. Wiggins scored 41 points in the Cardinal's 98-87 regional final victory over Maryland en route to being named Spokane Regional MVP.
Along with Wiggins, the remaining 11 players added to the USA Basketball roster include: Alana Beard (Washington Mystics), Swin Cash (Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (University of Connecticut), Shameka Christon (New York Liberty), Candice Dupree (Chicago Sky), Lindsey Harding (Washington Mystics), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun), Maya Moore (University of Connecticut) and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx). Player selections were made by the five member USA Basketball Women's National Team Player Selection Committee.