Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Feb. 11, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD sophomore forward Nicole Powell has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 4-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Powell, from Phoenix, Ariz., averaged 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals as No. 2 Stanford posted its first road sweep of the Oregon schools since 1998, thereby clinching no less than a share of its 11th Pac-10 title. On the weekend, Powell shot 50.0 percent from the field (14-of-28), 45.5 percent from 3-point range (5-of-11) and 71.4 percent from the foul line (10-of-14).

In the 77-72 win over Oregon, Powell notched 20 points, adding six rebounds, six assists and three steals. It marked Stanford's first victory in Eugene since Mar. 5, 1998. In the 89-67 victory at Oregon State, she recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes. She shot 64.3percent from the floor (9-of-14) and went 3-of-6 from 3-point range.

With the two victories last week, Stanford (24-1, 14-0 Pac-10) clinched at least a share of its 11th Pac-10 title. The Cardinal has a chance to clinch the title outright when it hosts second-place Washington (15-8, 10-4) Thursday at 7 p.m. in Palo Alto.

The Player of the Week honor is the fifth of Powell's career and the 46th all-time selection for Stanford.

ALSO NOMINATED: Dee-Dee Wheeler, ARIZ, Leilani Estavan, OSU, Whitney Jones, UCLA, Aisha Hollans, USC, Loree Payne, WASH.

2001-02 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 26- Elizabeth Pickney, Sr. F, ARIZ, Dec. 3- Nicole Powell, So. F, STAN, Dec. 10- Amanda Levens, Sr. G, ASU, Dec. 17- Amanda Levens, Sr. G, ASU, Dec. 31- Nicole Powell, So., F, STAN, Jan. 7- Aisha Hollans, So. G, USC, Jan. 14- Nicole Powell, So. F, STAN, Jan. 22- Felicia Ragland, Sr. G, OSU, Jan. 28- Lindsey Yamasaki, Sr. F, STAN, Feb. 4- Giuliana Mendiola, SO., G, WASH, Feb. 11- Nicole Powell, STAN.

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