What has become obvious about Wiggins, a 19-year-old sophomore, is that she's the best player in the Pac-10 Conference.
At least that's the opinion of the conference coaches who voted Wiggins the Player of the Year for the second straight year, the Pac-10 announced on Thursday.
Wiggins becomes the sixth player to earn two Player of the Year awards, and the fifth from Stanford. She joins Nicole Powell, Kate Starbird, Val Whiting and Jennifer Azzi as two-time winners.
Unlike the previous four double winners, Wiggins has a chance to three-peat.
Stanford's Tara VanDerveer earned her eighth Coach of the Year honors and fourth in the past five years, and junior center Brooke Smith joined Wiggins on the all-Pac-10 team.
Jillian Harmon was named to the all-Freshmen team, while Roz Gold-Onwude was honorable mention.
UCLA senior guard Nikki Blue became the fifth conference player to be named to four all-Pac-10 teams, and the first since Powell between 2000-04.
Bruins' Lisa Willis and Noelle Quinn were also named to the all-conference team, along with Hampton, Arizona State's Kristen Kovesdy and Emily Westerberg, USC's Eshaya Murphy and Washington's Cameo Hicks.
Wiggins, third in the nation with her 21.7 scoring average, is a likely candidate to be named All-American for a second time. She leads the conference in scoring, free throw percentage (.828) and three-point field-goal percentage (.463). Her 1,198 career points is 20th on Stanford's all-time list. Wiggins has scored 30 or more points a Pac-10 best four times and 20 or more 14 times.
Wiggins and Quinn (1,194 points) will return as the active career leaders in scoring next season.
VanDerveer, inducted to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, led the Cardinal to its sixth straight Pac-10 title and 15th overall. Stanford will be making its 19th straight to the NCAA tournament.
VanDerveer has helped Stanford compile an overall record of 306-54 (she was with the U.S. Olympic team when the Cardinal went 29-3 in 1995-96) in Pac-10 play.
Smith earned her second all-conference honor. She's scoring at a 16.9 clip and leads Stanford with a 7.3 rebounding average. She ranks 18th in the nation in field goal percentage at .575.
Harmon became the 21st Cardinal to earn all-freshman honors. She ranks seventh in the Conference in field goal percentage at .498, and has started 19 games for the Cardinal his
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