Jayne Appel To Appear On KPIX-5's Gameday Sunday Night, March 7

March 4, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - All-America center Jayne Appel of the No. 2/2 Stanford women's basketball team will be appearing on KPIX-5's 'Gameday' program Sunday night as the Cardinal prepare for the 2010 postseason. Appel will be in studio with KPIX-5 sports anchor Kim Coyle to discuss Stanford's road to the Final Four and a national championship, among other topics. 'Gameday' airs Sunday night at 11:30 p.m. on KPIX-5.

Heading into Stanford's (27-1, 17-0 Pac-10) regular season finale at California on Saturday, Appel is nearly averaging a double-double with 14.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.7 percent from the field. Probably the nation's top passing post player, Appel is also second on the Cardinal squad with 79 assists, and 2.82 per game.

The reigning Pac-10 Player of the Year and a 2009 State Farm Coaches' All-America, Appel has posted a team-high 13 double-doubles and led or co-led the team in rebounding in a game 13 times this season.

A candidate for all three major postseason awards, the Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden Award, and the James Naismith Trophy, Appel has already claimed two Pac-10 Player of the Week selections (Feb. 15 & 22) this season. She has also made her mark on the record books in her senior season, setting new benchmarks in the Stanford and Pac-10 record books with 1,218 rebounds as of March 4. Appel became Stanford's top all-time rebounder on Feb. 7 against USC, breaking Nicole Powell's mark of 1,143, and on Feb. 27 at Arizona broke Lisa Leslie's Pac-10 record of 1,214 rebounds.

Appel also scored her 2,000th career point on Feb. 20 against Oregon State, becoming just the sixth player in Stanford history to reach that mark, and also joined Powell and Val Whiting as the only Cardinal players to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds in her career.

Saturday's regular season finale at California is set for a 12:30 p.m. start and will be televised on Fox Sports Net, and locally in the Bay Area on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Stanford will be aiming to finish the Pac-10 season 18-0 for the fifth time in program history and the first since 2002. The Cardinal clinched the Pac-10 regular season title outright on Feb. 25, and will also be the No. 1 seed in next week's Pac-10 Tournament.

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