Stanford senior basketball forward Chiney Ogwumike was named to the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team for the second straight year, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Wednesday.
Ogwumike was named to the Stanford All-Regional Team Tuesday night after helping lead the Cardinal (33-3) to its 12th Final Four and sixth over the past seven years in a 74-65 win over North Carolina. Ogwumike's 20 points and 10 rebounds, her 26th double-double of the season, led to her averaging 24.5 points and 12.5 rebounds over the wins against Penn State and the Tarheels.
Stanford will now take on unbeaten and top-ranked Connecticut (38-0) in Sunday's second national semifinal at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.
Ogwumike has been among the leading candidates for national player of the year honors all season long, averaging 26.4 points and 12.1 rebounds per game and shooting 60.4 percent from the field, figures that, along with her 26 double-doubles, have her as the only player in the nation to rank in the national top 10 in each of those categories.
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