Nicole Powell Named To Kodak All-America Team
April 1, 2002
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Stanford University sophomore Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS) has been named to the prestigious 2002 NCAA Division I Kodak All-America Women's Basketball Team. The 10-player team, which includes six underclassmen, was selected by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
The 6-foot-2 guard/forward, who was a finalist for the Naismith Award in addition to being named the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year, averaged a near triple-double of 16.6 points 9.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the 32-3 Cardinal. She recorded five triple-doubles this season, including back-to-back triple-doubles in the opening two rounds of the NCAA Tournament against Weber State and Tulane.
She also led the Pac-10 in both rebounding and assists to become the first player in the history of the conference - male or female - to accomplish that feat both overall or in the same season. In all, Powell ranked among the top six in the Pac-10 in nine of a possible 12 statistical categories. Powell also shattered two school rebounding rceords in 2001-02 - single game (21) and single season (327) - in addition to recording the third highest assist total (220) in school single season history.
Powell is the sixth player in Stanford women's basketball history to earn Kodak All-America honors, and the first to accomplish the feat as a sophomore. The other five Kodak All-Americans from Stanford are Jennifer Azzi (1989, 1990), Sonja Henning (1991), Val Whiting (1992, 1993), Kate Starbird (1996, 1997) and Kristin Folkl (1998).
Powell is joined on the Kodak All-America team by Chantelle Anderson (Vanderbilt, Jr.), Alana Beard (Duke, So.), Sue Bird (Connecticut, Sr.), Swin Cash (Connecticut, Sr.), Stacey Dales (Oklahoma, Sr.), Sheila Lambert (Baylor, Sr.), Kelly Mazzante (Penn State, So.), Diana Taurasi (Connecticut, So.) and LaToya Thomas (Mississippi State, Jr.).