Stanford junior forward Chiney Ogwumike was named to the 2013 Associated Press All-America First Team on Tuesday in a vote of the 40 national media members who select the national Top 25 basketball poll.
It is Ogwumike's second All-America nod from the AP and the first time she has been voted to the first team. Last year she earned a spot on the second team. She was joined on the 2013 first team by Baylor's Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims, Delaware's Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins.
Ogwumike also was named one of three finalists for the WBCA's Division I National Defensive Player of the Year award for the second straight year, being joined by Griner and Connecticut's Kelly Faris. The award will be presented at the WBCA Awards Show on April 8 in New Orleans, site of the 2013 Final Four.
Ogwumike finished the 2012-13 season with 22.4 points and 12.9 rebounds a game and a 58.6 field-goal percentage, along with 62 blocked shots. Her rebounding average, total rebounds (466) and 28 double-doubles set Stanford single-season records while her scoring average and total points (805) are a close second in the record book behind older sister Nnemkadi Ogwumike's 22.5 points per game and 809 total in 2011-12.
Chiney's efforts led Stanford to a 33-3 record, the program's sixth straight 30-win season and a 20th Sweet 16 appearance. She was named Pac-12 Player of the Year for the first time in her career as well as earning her second Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honor as the Cardinal captured its 13th straight Pac-12 regular-season title at 17-1 and seventh straight Pac-12 Tournament title.
A finalist for every major national player of the year award, Ogwumike proved herself one of the most valuable players in the country.
In 13 games against Top-25 teams, Ogwumike averaged 20.5 points and 11.8 rebounds while shooting 51.7 percent from the field as Stanford went 10-3 over those contests.
She also earned six Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, bringing her career total to nine and matching former Cardinal greats Candice Wiggins (2004-08) and Jayne Appel (2006-10).