Seventh-ranked Stanford Faces Cal
Jan. 12, 2004
STANFORD SEASON UPDATE:
* - The Cardinal now stand as the lone undefeated team in the Pacific-10 Conference with an unblemished 6-0 league record after home wins against Arizona State (60-46) and Arizona (84-62).
* - Stanford leads the Pac-10 in free-throw percentage (.812, 211-260), 3-point field goals made (116) and defensive rebounds (407), and ranks second in field goal percentage (.458, 385-841).
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell continues to lead Stanford with 246 points and 132 rebounds this season ... she has averaged 20.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg to lead the conference ... also leads the Pac-10 in free-throw percentage (.912, 62-68).
* - Other team scoring leaders include junior forward Sebnem Kimyacioglu (137), junior guard Kelley Suminski (130). redshirt junior center Chelsea Trotter (112), freshman center Kristen Newlin (111) and redshirt junior guard Susan Borchardt (108).
* - Kimyacioglu leads Stanford in 3-pointers made (32) and attempted (98) ... 32 3-point field goals made currently leads the conference.
* - Sophomore guard Krista Rappahahn leads the team in both field goal percentage (.585, 31-53) and 3-point field goal percentage (.618, 21-34) ... 61.8 percent from behind the arc also leads the Pac-10.* - Newlin has a team-high 32 blocked shots and has averaged 2.13 bpg.
* - Three Cardinal have averaged double figures in scoring in Pac-10 Conference action: Powell (22.3), Kimyacioglu (12.3) and Suminski (10.5).
POWELL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
* - For the second time this season, Stanford senior forward Nicole Powell has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week .. Powell has earned the award seven times during her tenure on the Farm.
* - Powell averaged 22.0 points, and 10.5 rebounds against Arizona State and Arizona ... In two games, she shot 48.1 percent from the floor (13-of-27), 53.8 percent from beyond the arc (7-of-13), and was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free-throw line.
* - Against Arizona State, Powell led the team with 29 points and nine rebounds. She recorded her sixth double-double of the season and the 37th in her career with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Arizona.
* - California holds a 9-6 overall and 2-4 Pac-10 Conference record this season ... the squad boasts a 7-3 record on their homecourt.
* - Last weekend at Haas Pavilion, Cal tallied losses against Arizona (68-70) and Arizona State (52-56).
* - Cal leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.463, 379-819).
* - The Golden Bears are led in scoring by senior guard Nihan Anaz with 256 points and 17.1 ppg ... other scoring leaders include junior forward Leigh Gregory (171), senior guard LaTacha O'Keith (160) and junior guard Kristin Iwanaga (124).
CARDINAL-GOLDEN BEAR SERIES:
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Golden Bear series 38-15.
* - The Cardinal swept Cal in three meetings last season: Stanford won 72-48 at Maples Pavilion on Jan. 29, 53-50 at Haas Pavilion on Feb. 1 and 60-35 at HP Pavilion on March 8.
* - Stanford holds a 17-10 record on Cal's home court.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME:
* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 327-75 (.813) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 mark last season and a 9-1 record this year.
* - The Cardinal has won 40 of its last 43 games at Maples Pavilion.
* - Stanford has lost two home games or less in 15 of the last 17 seasons (including this year).
* - Stanford continued its winning streak and remained undefeated in the Pac-10 with an 84-62 victory over Arizona at Maples Pavilion.
* - The Cardinal recorded 15 3-pointers to rank second in Stanford team single-game history.
* - Rappahahn led the squad with 16 points, followed by Powell with 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
* - Thiel and Suminski notched 11 points each.
ARIZONA STATE WRAP-UP:
* - Stanford downed Arizona State 60-46 at Maples Pavilion.
* - Powell led the Cardinal with 29 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field.
* - Borchardt tallied 13 points in 36 minutes of play.
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 588-163 (.783) ... 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 437-112 (.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 247-46 (.843) ... 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 (9.3), third in points per game (16.8), second in free throw percentage (83.1; 358-of-431), second in total rebounds (929), fifth in assists (486), sixth in 3-pointers made (165) and fourth in total points (1,681).
* - 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 100 career games, has recorded the six triple-doubles and 37 double-doubles.
* - She has scored in double figures 84 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds 44 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 ... notched 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 ... recorded 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 ... did not compete against Oregon State, Oregon and Washington State ... returned to action at Washington to record 23 points and 13 rebounds ... led the Cardinal with 29 points against Arizona State ... notched 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists against Arizona ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for play against Arizona and Arizona State ... has averaged 20.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg this season.
FRESHMAN Kristen Newlin THROWS A BLOCK PARTY:
* - Freshman center Kristin Newlin has tallied a team-high 32 blocks in her initial collegiate season.
* - Shattered the Cardinal single-game record with eight blocks at Washington State ... matched the previous 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 111 points and 96 rebounds.
TROTTER TOWERS UNDER THE HOOP:
* - Redshirt junior center Chelsea Trotter has tallied 112 points and averaged 8.6 ppg game this year.
* - 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 against Oregon State.
KIMYACIOGLU FOR THREE:
* - Junior forward Kimyacioglu leads the Cardinal in both 3-point field goal attempts (98) and 3-point field goals made (32) ... also leads the Pac-10 in 3-point field goals made.
* - Has notched 144 career 3-pointers, including 70 last season.
* - Recorded 12 points at Pepperdine ... notched 10 points and eight rebounds against Boston University ... tallied season-high seven assists vs. No. 10/10 Georgia ... scored 13 points at Rice ... notched a career-high 24 points against Oregon State on 7-of-13 shooting from the field ... tallied 15 points and shot 5-of-8 from being the three-point line at Washington State ... recorded 16 points at Washington ... shot 3-of-7 from behind the arc for nine points against Arizona.
RAPPAHAHN REAPS REWARDS:
* - Sophomore guard Krista Rappahahn has made significant contributions to the Cardinal squad this season, coming off the bench for valuable minutes.
* - She leads Stanford in both field goal percentage (.585, 31-of-53) and 3-point field goal percentage (.618, 21-of-34) ... also leads the Pac-10 Conference in 3-point field goal percentage.
* - Tallied 10 points against Fordham ... shot 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range for 10 points against USF ... tallied a career-high 17 points against Pacific ... notched eight points against No. NR/22 Oregon ... recorded 16 points at Washington State on 6-of-8 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 shooting from the three-point line ... led the team with 16 points against Arizona on 6-of-9 shooting from the field ... has notched 91 points this season.
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