Stanford Completes Home Stretch Against Pacific and No. 3/3 Tennessee
Dec. 8, 2003
STANFORD SEASON UPDATE:
* - Stanford returns from finals week to continue its home stand against Pacific and No. 3/3 Tennessee at Maples Pavilion.
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell has tallied 114 points and 59 rebounds this season to lead the Cardinal ... after five games, Powell has averaged 22.8 ppg and 11.8 rpg.
* - Susan Borchardt boasts 47 points this seaon and Chelsea Trotter has tallied 45 points.
* - Stanford has shot 80 percent (76-95) from the charity stripe this year.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY WRAP UP:
* - The Cardinal downed Boston University 67-51 at Stanford.
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell led the squad with 17 points and 19 rebounds.
* - Redshirt junior guard Susan Borchardt tallied 16 points and shot 4-of-7 from behind the three-point line.
* - Freshman center Kristen Newlin matched Stanford's school record with six blocks in a single game.
* - Newlin added 10 points and Sebnem Kimyacioglu notched 10 points.
GEORGIA WRAP UP:
* - The Cardinal improved to 5-0 this season after a 61-59 victory over No. 10/10 Georgia at Maples Pavilion.
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell tallied her second-straight double-double this year with 21 points and 12 rebounds against the Lady Bulldogs.
* - Also scoring in double digits were Kelley Suminski (14-season high), Susan Borchardt (12) and Chelsea Trotter (10).
* - Suminski went 4-of-7 and Borchardt was 4-of-6 from the three-point arc.
* - Stanford shot 100 percent (11-11) from the free-throw line thanks to a 7-of-7 effort from Powell and a perfect 4-of-4 from Trotter.
This season marks head coach Craig Jackson's second year with the Tigers after notching a 16-14 overall record and tying for second place in the Big West Conference with an 11-5 league record in his first season. Returning starters for the 2003-04 season include senior center Gillian d'Hondt (15.8 ppg/6.8 rpg), senior guard Nancy Dinges (11.2 ppg/4.2 rpg) and senior guard Corinne Wong (6.3 ppg/5.0 apg). d'Hondt earned First-Team All-Big West Conference honors and was named the league's player of the week three times throughout last season.
Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Tiger series 13-3. The Cardinal downed Pacific in their last meeting 67-56 at UOP's Alex G. Spanos Center on Dec. 14, 2002.
Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt, 2003 SEC Coach of the Year, returned three starters from a 2002-03 Lady Vol squad that took second place in last year's NCAA Tournament after falling to Connecticut 73-68 in the championship game. The Vols boasted a 33-5 record overall while taking the Southeastern Conference title for the sixth consecutive season with a perfect 14-0 league record. Tennessee returning starters include senior guard Tasha Butts (6.3 ppg/4.8 rpg), junior guard Loree Moore (6.4 ppg/3.8 apg) and senior center Ashley Robinson (5.8 ppg/5.4 rpg).
CARDINAL-LADY VOL SERIES:
Tennessee leads the all-time Cardinal-Lady Vol series 14-4. Stanford fell to Tennessee 71-56 on Dec. 18, 2002, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.
* - Stanford has been tabbed to win the 2003-04 Pac-10 Conference race, according to a poll of media members and who regularly cover women's basketball in the league and the conference coaches.
* - The Cardinal garnered all 18 first-place votes from the media and totaled 180 points as the media's undisputed pick to win it all.
* - Stanford tallied eight first-place votes from the league's coaches.
* - This is the fourth year in a row and fourth time overall that Stanford has been favored by the coaches to win the Conference title since the poll's inception in 1998-99.
* - This is the fourth-straight year Stanford has been picked by the media as the Conference preseason favorite, however, it marks the first time the Cardinal received every first-place vote since the 1997-98 season. The Pac-10 media poll has correctly predicted the Conference champion in five of the last six seasons.
* - Five returning All-Pac-10 players were named to the Preseason All-Conference Team: UCLA sophomore Nikki Blue, USC senior Ebony Hoffman, Washington senior Giuliana Mendiola (2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year), Arizona sophomore Shawntinice Polk (2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year) and Stanford senior All-American Nicole Powell.
* - Stanford won the 2003 Conference Championship, captured the Pac-10 Tournament trophy and advanced to second round of the NCAA Championship.
Tara VanDerveer FILE:
* - Tara VanDerveer, the 2002-03 Pac-10 Coach of the Year and a finalist for Naismith National Coach of the Year honors, is in her 25th season as a collegiate head coach ... She owns a career record of 580-161 (.783) ... She enters the 2003-04 season ranked fourth among active coaches in career Division I winning percentage.
* - The 2002-03 Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor is the sixth of VanDerveer's career ... VanDerveer is the only coach to have won the award more than twice.
* - VanDerveer is in her 18th year at Stanford, and is 428-110 (.796) during her tenure on The Farm ... She picked up her 400th win at Stanford on Nov. 30, 2002, against Kansas State ... She also owns an impressive Pac-10 record of 242-46 (.840) ... In the 1990's alone, she compiled an overall record of 241-48 (.834).
* - VanDerveer has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92), five NCAA Final Four appearances and 11 Pacific-10 Conference titles (including last year) ... She is also a three-time NCAA Coach of the Year and was a Naismith National Coach of the Year Finalist in 2002-03.
* - VanDerveer served as head coach of the 1996 United States Olympic Women's Basketball Team that won the gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia ... She guided the Olympic Team to a perfect 60-0 record from 1995-96 and owns an all-time international head coaching record of 88-8 (.917).
* - Inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in April of 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
* - Named the third women's basketball coach in Stanford history on May 7, 1985, after head coaching stints at Idaho (1978-80) and Ohio State (1980-85).
NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE Nicole Powell:
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell has been named a candidate for the two most prestigious 2003-04 National Player of the Year Awards --- the Naismith Award and the State Farm Wade Trophy.
* - Named an Associated Press Preseason All-American.
* - One of the top players in the nation, and has already established herself as one of the elite players in Stanford women's basketball history.
* - Earned Kodak First-Team All-America honors each of the last two seasons, and joins Jennifer Azzi, Kate Starbid and Val Whiting as the only two-time Kodak All-Americans in school history.
* - A two-time Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist.
* - Named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2001-02, and is a three-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection and two-time Pac-10 Tournament Most Valuable Player.
* - Ranks first in Stanford history in career rebounds per game (9.2), third in points per game (16.7), third in free throw percentage (82.5; 326-of-395), fourth in total rebounds (856), sixth in assists (469), seventh in 3-pointers made (149) and seventh in total points (1,549).
* - She is listed 15 times in 11 different categories in Stanford's single-season record book ... Holds single season (327; 2001-02) and single game (21 vs. Oregon, Jan. 13, 2002) rebounding records.
* - Owns six of the 12 triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and six of the eight in Stanford history.
* - The only Pac-10 player to have ever recorded more than one career triple-double.
* - In 93 career games, has recorded the six triple-doubles and 33 double-doubles.
* - She has scored in double figures 78 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds 41 times.
* - Has spent three of the last four summers playing for USA Basketball ... She helped the U.S. to the silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic, the bronze medal at the 2001 FIBA Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic and the gold medal at the Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Argentina.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME:
* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 322-74 (.813) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 (.938) mark last season and a 4-0 (1.000) record this year.
* - The Cardinal has won 35 of its last 37 games at Maples Pavilion.
* - Stanford has lost two home games or less in 15 of the last 17 seasons (including this year).
IN THEIR FINAL SEASON:
* - Senior forwards Katie Denny and Nicole Powell compete in their final collegiate seasons.
* - Last season, Denny averaged 2.0 ppg and 1.6 rpg after missing eight games due to a knee injury ... saw action against Pepperdine, Fordham, USF and Boston University.
* - Powell, National Player of the Year candidate and two-time Kodak All-American ranks as on of the top players in Stanford's history ... in 2002-03, Powell averaged 18.8 ppg and 9.3 rpg ... Powell recorded her first double-double of the season in Stanford 69-61 win over Pepperdine with 28 points and 12 rebounds ... notched 20 points and nine rebounds against Fordham ... matched season-high 28 points against USF ... tallied two consecutive double-double games with 17 points and 19 rebounds against Boston U. and 21 points and 12 rebounds against No. 10/10 Georgia ... has averaged 22.8 ppg and 11.8 rpg after five games this season.
JUNIORS ROUND OUT STRONG UPPER CLASS:
* - The Cardinal boast six juniors this season: guard Susan King Borchardt, forward Sebnem Kimyacioglu, forward Azella Perryman, guard Kelley Suminski, forward T'Nae Thiel and center Chelsea Trotter.
* - Redshirt junior Borchardt married former Stanford men's basketball standout Curtis Borchardt in August ... last season, she averaged 6.5 ppg and 1.5 apg ... tallied 11 points against Fordham ... tallied eight three-points baskets combined against Boston U. and Georgia ... notched 16 points vs. BU and 12 in win over No. 10/10 Georgia ... has shot 55 percent (11-20) from the three-point line this season.
* - Kimyacioglu will be a major scoring threat from the outside ... she has made 118 career 3-pointers, including 70 last year ... recorded 12 points against Pepperdine ... notched 10 points and eight rebounds against Boston University ... tallied season-high seven assists vs. the Lady Bulldogs.
* - Perryman averaged 9.2 ppg and 6.9 rpg last season ... saw her first action this season with three minutes against No. 10/10 Georgia.
* - Suminski earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors last season after averaging 11.4 ppg and 3.1 apg ... ranks first in school history in free-throw percentage (84.9) ... recorded 24 points against EV-1 ... shot 4-of-7 from behind the three-point line against No. 10/10 Georgia ... tallied 14 points vs. the Lady Bulldogs ... has averaged 7.2 ppg this season.
* - Thiel averaged 7.3 ppg and 6.0 rpg last season ... boasts a career average of 5.9 rpg ... hasn't competed this season due to injury.
* - Trotter averaged 9.2 ppg and 6.1 rpg last year ... shot 50.0 percent or better from the floor in 14-of-18 conference games ... tallied 15 points against Pepperdine ... notched 10 points and shot a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line against No. 10/10 Georgia ... has recorded 45 total points this season and has averaged 9.0 ppg.
ONE YEAR UNDER THEIR BELT:
* - The Cardinal sophomore class includes guard Clare Bodensteiner, guard Krista Rappahahn, center Shelley Nweke and center Brooke Smith.
* - Bodensteiner came off the bench in 22 games last season to average 2.3 ppg ... appeared for 11 minutes of play against Love & Basketball ... tallied three rebounds in seven minutes of play against Boston U.
* - Rappahahn averaged 3.1 ppg and 1.6 rpg in 26 games last season as a freshman ... against Fordham, tallied 10 points ... shot 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range for 10 poins against USF ... has notched 25 points this season on 5-of-10 shooting from the three-point arc.
* - Nweke appeared in 14 games last season after suffering injury ... recorded five blocks in 44 minutes of play as a freshman ... saw action in 12 minutes of play against Love & Basketball and EV-1.
* - Smith is a transfer from Duke who will redshirt this season due to NCAA transfer rules.
* - The Cardinal freshman class includes guard Markisha Coleman, center Kristen Newlin and forward Eziamaka Okafor.
* - Coleman, an East Palo Alto, Calif., native, joined the Cardinal squad as a walk-on ... came off the bench for six minutes against Everyone's Internet to record one point and two rebounds ... tallied one steal in one minute of play against Boston U.
* - Newlin hails from Riverton, Wyo. ... at Pepperdine, Newlin recorded six blocks as a starter at forward ... tallied career-high 16 points vs. Fordham, shooting 5-of-7 from the field ... matched the Stanford school record with six single-game blocked shots against Boston University ... also tallied 10 points against the Terriers.
* - Okafor, who missed last season due to a torn ACL, may enter competition with the Cardinal midway through the 2003-04 season after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon in the fall.
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