Stanford's Ogwumike Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD junior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike was named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 10-Jan. 16, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Cypress, Texas) averaged 18.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, and shot 65.4 percent (17-for-26) from the field, leading the fourth-ranked Cardinal to a road sweep of Washington and Washington State over the weekend. Ogwumike posted a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds in Friday's 80-51 win over UW and followed that with a 20-point, eight-rebound effort at WSU two days later. Defensively, Ogwumike contributed to a team effort that held the Huskies and Cougars to a combined 30.3-percent shooting (37-for-122) from the field as Stanford improved to 5-0 in Pac-10 play.
It is Ogwumike's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor of the season and the fourth of her career. It is also Stanford's 77th all-time selection and second this year.
The Cardinal host 10th-ranked UCLA, who is also 5-0 in Pac-10 play, on Thursday, Jan. 20. Stanford will close out the weekend taking on USC on Saturday, Jan. 22.
Also Nominated: Kimberly Brandon, ASU; Eliza Pierre, CAL; Sage Indendi, OSU; Doreena Campbell, UCLA; Cassie Harberts, USC; Sarah Morton, WASH.
2010-11 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 15 - Briana Gilbreath, USC
Nov. 22 - Darxia Morris, UCLA
Nov. 29 - Amanda Johnson, ORE
Dec. 6 - Briana Gilbreath, USC
Dec. 13 - DeNesha Stallworth, CAL
Dec. 20 - Ashley Corral, USC
Dec. 27 - Dymond Simon, ASU
Jan. 3 - Jeanette Pohlen, STAN
Jan. 10 - Nia Jackson, ORE
Jan. 17 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN