Palo Alto Weekly
Sports - February 28, 2014
CARDINAL NOTES . . . Stanford grads Christen Press and Kelley O'Hara will join with 22 other players on the U.S. National Team that will travel to the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal, set for March 5-12 . . . Stanford grad Rachel Quon was named to Canada's women's national soccer team and will play with the Canadians at the Cyprus Cup in Larnaca beginning next Wednesday. Canada, which plays Finland, Italy and England in pool play, has won the tournament three times but not since 2011 . . . Stanford Athletic Director Bernard Muir was appointed to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, the NCAA announced Wednesday . . . Stanford point guard Amber Orrange was named one of 22 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced. Orrange is one of two Pac-12 point guards on the list for the honor, given annually to the top point guard in the nation. California's Brittany Boyd is also on the list. This year's winner will be announced at the Final Four in Nashville . . . In other women's basketball news, Stanford senior Chiney Ogwumike earned her eighth Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season and the 17th of her career. Ogwumike, one of the leading candidates for national player of the year, paced a pair of Stanford road comebacks in a sweep of USC and UCLA. Ogwumike averaged 26.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.00 blocks over the victories, which included Stanford making up a 19-point deficit Friday night at USC to defeat the Trojans, 64-59 . . . Stanford senior forward Josh Huestis was been named Pac-12 Player of the Week in men's basketball, as announced earlier this week. Huestis was instrumental in propelling Stanford (18-8, 9-5 Pac-12) to a homestand sweep of USC and UCLA. Huestis averaged 16.5 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, while shooting 50.0 percent overall (12-24) and 72.7 percent (8-11) from the free throw line last week.