Stanford's Nicole Powell named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year

March 12, 2001

POWELL, a guard from Phoenix, Ariz., is the second consecutive and fourth Stanford player to be named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, joining Jamie Carey (1999-2000), Val Whiting (1989-90) and Rachel Hemmer (1991-92) on that elite list. She has helped STANFORD (18-10) to a share of its 10th Pac-10 title and the team's 14th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Powell, who has started the last 19 games at point guard following the season-ending ACL injury to Susan King, recorded just the third triple-double in Stanford history and seventh in Pac-10 history at Washington State Feb. 22 (10 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists). She leads the Pac-10 in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and is attempting to become the first freshman in Pac-10 history to lead the league in that category. Powell ranks among the Conference leaders in seven of 12 statistical categories: rebounding, defensive rebounding (6.07 rpg), assists (4.79 apg), assist/turnover ratio (1.23), offensive rebounding (2.43 rpg), FT% (.727) and scoring (13.9 ppg).


Name                          School  Pos   Yr       Ht         HometownReshea Bristol           ARIZ     G       Sr.     5-10    Omaha, Neb.Megan Franza*          WASH   G       Sr.     5-11     Leavenworth, Wash.Michelle Greco          UCLA     G       Jr.     5-9       LaCrescenta, Calif.Courtney Johnson      CAL       G       Sr.     5-8       Antioch, Calif.Melody Johnson         ASU       C       Jr.     6-2       Colorado Springs, Colo.Amanda Levens          ASU       G       Jr.     5-9       Belvidere, Ill.Elizabeth Pickney     ARIZ      F       Jr.     6-4       Houston, Texas Nicole Powell           STAN     G        Fr.    6-2        Phoenix, Ariz.Felicia Ragland*        OSU       G       Jr.     5-9       Tulare, Calif.Angelina Wolvert*    ORE       F       Sr.     6-3        Camas, Wash.

*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (Received votes)
Kenya Corley (CAL, Sr., G), Sarah Dimson (STAN, Sr., F), Ebony Hoffman (USC, Fr., F/C), Brianne Meharry (ORE, Sr., F), Giuliana Mendiola (WASH, Fr., G), Katie Nyseth (WSU, Sr., G), Lindsey Yamasaki (STAN, Jr., G/F).

Name School Pos Ht HometownBetsy Boardman ASU G 6-1 Beaverton, Ore.Ebony Hoffman USC F/C 6-3 Harbor City, Calif.Veranda James ARIZ F 6-3 Pomona, Calif.Giuliana Mendiola WASH G 5-10 Lake Forest, Calif.Nicole Powell STAN G 6-2 Phoenix, Ariz.

Leilani Estavan (OSU, G), Aisha Hollans (USC, G), Andrea Lalum (WASH, F), Latasha O'Keith(CAL, G).

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