No. 9/7 Stanford to Face Washington Schools

Dec. 30, 2003

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STANFORD SEASON UPDATE:
* - The Cardinal swept the Oregon schools with an 88-65 win over Oregon State and a 77-51 win over Oregon at Maples Pavilion to open the Pacific-10 Conference season with a perfect 2-0 league record.
* - Stanford boasts a 2-1 record on the road during the 2003-04 season.
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell continues to lead Stanford with 179 points this season, followed by redshirt junior center Chelsea Trotter (104), junior forward Sebnem Kimyacioglu (95) and freshman center Kristen Newlin (93).
* - The Cardinal squad has notched a 44.3 percent field goal percentage this year on 282-of-637 shooting.

SCOUTING WASHINGTON STATE:
* - The Cougars have posted a 4-7 overall and 0-2 league record this season.
* - Junior guard Jessica Perry leads Washington State with 98 points, while senior forward Bianca McCall has averaged 10.6 ppg (95 points, nine games).
* - Last season, in Sherri Murrell's first year at WSU's helm, her Cougar squad notched a 2-26 record overall and finished last in the Pac-10 Conference with a 1-17 league record.
* - Five starters returned to the 2003-04 squad: Perry, McCall, center Candace Fields, guard Lindsey Egeland and forward Emma Joneby.

CARDINAL-COUGAR SERIES:
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Cougar series 36-0.
* - Stanford boasted a 2-0 record against Washington State last season, defeating the Cougars 85-56 at Maples Pavilion on Jan. 16 and 84-41 at Friel Court on Feb. 15.
* - The Cardinal hold a 17-0 record against WSU on their home court in Pullman, Wash.

SCOUTING WASHINGTON:
* - Washington boasts a 7-4 overall and 0-2 Pac-10 Conference record this season.
* - Guard Giuliana Mendiola leads the squad with 233 points and 76 rebounds (21.2 ppg), followed by Andrea Lalum with 203 points (18.5 ppg).
* - The Huskies have shot 44.8 percent from the field this season (320-of-715), including 36.7 percent from the three-point line (79-of-215).
* - The Huskies returned three starters this season from a squad that advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament and posted a 22-8 record overall and tied for second place in the Pac-10.
* - Returning starters this season included guard Giuliana Mendiola, center Andrea Lalum and guard/forward Kristen O'Neill.

CARDINAL-HUSKY SERIES:
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Husky series 25-13.
* - Stanford split against Washington last season with a 77-63 win at Maples Pavilion on Jan. 18 and a 92-68 loss at the Bank of America Arena on Feb. 13.
* - The Cardinal hold a 9-8 record while on the road at Washington's Bank of America Arena.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME:
* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 325-75 (.813) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 mark last season and a 7-1 record this year.
* - The Cardinal has won 38 of its last 41 games at Maples Pavilion.
* - Stanford has lost two home games or less in 15 of the last 17 seasons (including this year).

OREGON WRAP-UP:
* - The Cardinal downed Oregon 77-51 at Maples Pavilion.
* - Junior forward Azella Perryman led Stanford with her first double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
* - Also scoring in double figures were guard Susan Borchardt (12), center Kristen Newlin (10) and forward T'Nae Thiel (10).
* - Stanford shot 46.2 percent from the field against the Ducks.

OREGON STATE WRAP-UP:
* - Stanford defeated Oregon State 88-65 to open Pac-10 Conference play at Maples Pavilion.
* - Junior forward Sebnem Kimyacioglu led the Cardinal with a career-high 24 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field, including a 5-of-10 effort from the three-point arc.
* - Also scoring in double figures were freshman center Kristen Newlin (16), junior center Chelsea Trotter (13), junior forward Azella Perryman (12) and junior guard Kelley Suminski (10).
* - The Cardinal shot 50 percent from the field and from the three-point line.

PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE:
* - 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.
* - 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.

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 584-163 (.782) ... She entered 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 432-112 (.794) 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 244-46 (.841) ... 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.
* - 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 (16.6), second in free throw percentage (82.7; 334-of-404), third in total rebounds (895), sixth in assists (477), sixth in 3-pointers made (156) and sixth in total points (1,614).
* - 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 97 career games, has recorded the six triple-doubles and 35 double-doubles.
* - She has scored in double figures 81 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds 42 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.
* - Recorded her first double-double of the 2003-04 season in 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 ... led the team with 17 points against Pacific ... record season-high 32 points and 16 rebounds against No. 2/2 Tennessee ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for play against Pacific and Tennessee ... recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds at Rice ... was forced to the bench in the first half at Texas Tech due to an ankle injury and did not compete against Oregon State and Oregon ... has averaged 19.9 ppg and 10.9 rpg this season.

TROTTER TALLIES TRIPLE DIGITS:
* - Redshirt junior center Chelsea Trotter ranks second on the Cardinal squad this season with 104 points and has averaged 9.5 ppg game.
* - Trotter tallied 15 points at Pepperdine ... notched 10 points and shot a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line against No. 10/10 Georgia ... tallied nine points against Pacific ... notched 13 points in 39 minutes against No. 2/2 Tennessee ... recorded 13 points and seven rebounds at Rice ... boasted 11 rebounds and 7 points at No. 4/3 Texas Tech ... recorded 13 points agasint Oregon State.

FRESHMAN Kristen Newlin THROWS A BLOCK PARTY:
* - Freshman center Kristin Newlin has tallied a team-high 21 blocks in her initial collegiate season.
* - Matched the Cardinal single-game record with six blocks against Boston University.
* - Tallied career-high 16 points against Fordham, shooting 5-of-7 from the field ... notched 12 points and seven rebounds against Pacific ... recorded first collegiate double-double at No. 4/3 Texas Tech with 14 points and 12 rebounds ... tallied 16 points and eight rebounds against Oregon State ... recorded 10 points and nine rebounds against No. NR/22 Oregon ... has recorded 93 points and 77 rebounds this season.

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