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Ogwumike named to Wooden Award All-America team

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.

Wednesday's announcement marks the fourth All-America honor for Ogwumike over the past few weeks. She was previously named to the ESPN, USBWA and Associated Press All-America Teams. On the five-player John R. Wooden Award Team, she was joined by Kayla McBride (Notre Dame), Odyssey Sims (Baylor), Breanna Stewart (Connecticut), and Alyssa Thomas (Maryland).

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.

— Stanford Athletics

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Posted by John
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm

She deserves an award for being a good guy too. After Stanford played the early game last Sunday the team sat in the stands to watch the late game. About a dozen young women (12 years and below) stopped by and asked to have their picture taken with her. She complied with all requests with a smile.


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