Nicole Powell Named First Team Freshman All-America

March 7, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) has been named First Team Freshman All-America by the Women's Basketball Journal.

Powell, who moved from forward to point guard in late December because of the season-ending ACL injury to fellow freshman Susan King, currently leads Stanford in scoring (13.3 pg), rebounding (8.2 pg), assists (4.9 pg) and steals (1.7 pg). She also leads the Pacific-10 Conference in rebounding, and is bidding to become both the first Cardinal, and first freshman, to win the conference title in that category. She also ranks among the Pac-10 leaders in defensive rebounding (1st, 5.69 pg), assists (3rd), assist/turnover ratio (6th, 1.23), steals (8th), offensive rebounding (10th, 2.54 pg), free throw percentage (10th, 71.9) and scoring (11th).

The Phoenix native also made history on Feb. 22 at Washington State when she turned in just the third double-double in Stanford history and seventh in Pac-10 history by recording 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The only other Stanford players to accomplish that feat are All-Americans Jennifer Azzi and Sonja Henning.

Joining Powell on the first team are Duke's Alana Beard (National Freshman of the Year), Penn State's Kelly Mazzante, Georgia's Christi Thomas and Tennessee's Ashley Robinson.

Stanford (16-10 overall, 10-6 Pac-10) concludes its regular season this week with games at Arizona (Thursday) and Arizona State (Saturday).

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