Nicole Powell Named Associated Press Second Team All-American

March 13, 2002

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Stanford University sophomore Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) has been named an Associated Press Second Team All-American, it was announced on Tuesday.

Powell, who is one of 20 finalists for the Naismith Award and was named the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year, is averaging 16.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists for the fifth-ranked Cardinal. She ranks among the top eight in the Pac-10 in nine of a possible 12 statistical categories, and is first in both rebounds and assists. She is bidding to become the first player in Pac-10 history - male or female - to win the conference assist and rebounding titles. She has also recorded three triple-doubles and 10 double-doubles this season.

Powell will lead the Cardinal into NCAA Tournament play on Saturday night when it hosts Weber State University on Saturday at 9:06 p.m. (Pacific Time) at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford senior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS), who is averaging a team-high 17.4 points per game, was named an AP Honorable Mention All-American.

The AP All-American First Team, which was voted on by a nationwide media panel, is made up of Sue Bird (Connecticut), Alana Beard (Duke), Chantelle Anderson (Vanderbilt), Stacey Dales (Oklahoma) and LaToya Thomas (Mississippi State).

Joining Powell on the second team are Swin Cash (Connecticut), Angie Welle (Iowa State), Diana Taurasi (Connecticut) and Kelly Mazzante (Penn State).

The members of the AP All-American Third Team are Sheila Lambert (Baylor), Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota), Kara Lawson (Tennessee), Linda Frohlich (UNLV) and Shereka Wright (Purdue).

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