Stanford's Ogwumike Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — STANFORD's Nnemkadi Ogwumike was named Bank of the West Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 2-8, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Averaging 32.5 points and 15.5 rebounds while shooting 52.0 percent from the field, she earns the weekly nod for the third time this season.
Senior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Cypress, Texas) enjoyed a milestone weekend while leading No. 4/4 Stanford to a home sweep of Oregon and Oregon State. Ogwumike became just the fourth player in Stanford history and eighth in Pac-12 history to reach the 2,000-point and 1,000-rebound marks in Saturday's 67-60 win over Oregon State. She posted her fourth and fifth 30-point games against the Ducks and Beavers, respectively. Thursday night, Ogwumike went 15-for-21 from the field for 32 points while grabbing 15 rebounds in the Cardinal's 93-70 win over Oregon. Two days later, she netted 33 points and grabbed 16 boards, also going 11-for-13 from the line.
It is Ogwumike's seventh-career Player of the Week honor and Stanford's 81st all-time.
Ranked fourth in the nation in the Associated Press poll for the sixth-straight week, the Cardinal travel to Utah on Thursday, Jan. 12 and Colorado on Saturday, Jan. 14.
Also Nominated: Davellyn Whyte, ARIZ; Gennifer Brandon, CAL; Chucky Jeffery, COLO; Ali Gibson, OSU; Markel Walker, UCLA; Ashley Corral, USC; Janita Badon, UTAH; Jazmine Davis, WASH.
2011-12 Bank of the West Pac-12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 15 - Candice Warthen, ARIZ
Nov. 21 - Amanda Johnson, ORE
Nov. 28 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN
Dec. 5 - Chucky Jeffery, COLO
Dec. 12 - Patricia Bright, OSU
Dec. 19 - Gennifer Brandon, CAL
Dec. 26 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN
Jan. 2 - Jazmine Perkins, WSU
Jan. 9 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN
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