Stanford Incoming Frosh Chiney Ogwumike Helps Lead USA To U18 Gold

June 28, 2010


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    STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford incoming freshman Chiney Ogwumike '14 turned in a dominant effort at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship that culminated in the USA Women's U18 National Team capturing the gold medal with an 81-38 victory over Brazil Sunday.

    Over the U.S. team's perfect 5-0 run to the title, Ogwumike led the squad in scoring (13.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg), and was second in shooting percentage (60.9). The USA, which averaged 93.4 points per game, outscored its opponents 467-188 during the tournament for an average margin of victory of 55.8 points per game.

    Ogwumike led the U.S. in scoring in three of the team's five games, scoring 15 points in each of the USA's first two wins, over Argentina (91-32) and Brazil (89-46), respectively. She would then go on to score 17 points in a 98-28 semifinal victory over Chile before adding nine points to Sunday's gold medal game win over Brazil.

    The Cypress, Texas native, who will join older sister Nnemkadi Ogwumike on The Farm in the fall of 2010, also led the U.S. in rebounding in two of its games, highlighted by a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds in the opener against Argentina.

    Ogwumike was the No. 1-rated recruit of the Class of 2010, and signed her letter-of-intent last Nov. 12. She will become part of a Cardinal frontline that among others includes her sister, Nnemkadi, a returning State Farm Coaches All-American, senior All-Pac-10 selection Kayla Pedersen, Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention Joslyn Tinkle and sophomore Sarah Boothe, who is returning from a foot injury that forced her to redshirt in 2009-10.

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