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Stanford's Ogwumike is Pac-12 player of week for fifth time

For the fifth time this season, Stanford senior basketball forward Chiney Ogwumike was named Pac-12 Player of the Week as the conference announced its weekly honors Monday. It is also the 14th time in her career that she has earned the honor, extending her Pac-12 record.

Ogwumike enjoyed a milestone weekend as No. 4 Stanford (2-0, 13-1) opened the Pac-12 season with a home sweep of Oregon and Oregon State. The Cypress, Texas native became the Pac-12's all-time leading rebounder Friday against the Ducks, grabbing 14 rebounds and passing former teammate Kayla Pedersen's benchmark of 1,266.

Ogwumike followed that with 13 rebounds in Sunday's 89-67 win over Oregon State, increasing her career rebounding total to 1,284 at the end of the weekend. She averaged 32.0 points and 13.5 rebounds over the two wins, scoring 33 points in Friday's 96-66 win over Oregon before netting 31 against the Beavers, and shot 59.6 percent from the field. Against Oregon State, she also passed out a career-high six assists.

The national player of the year candidate continued her dominant senior season, currently she is the only player in the country to rank in the top 10 in scoring (26.6 ppg – third), field-goal percentage (62.6 – eighth) and rebounding (11.6 rpg – tie 10th). After this weekend's scoring efforts, Ogwumike now has six 30-point games on the year and has hit the 30-point mark in four of her past five games.

Stanford makes its first Pac-12 trip this weekend, visiting Utah and Colorado Friday and Sunday, respectively.

— Stanford Athletics

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