The first 13 points scored came from Stanford players, but only nine came from someone wearing a Stanford jersey. Nneka Ogwumike ’12 opened her emphatic return to Maples Pavilion with a layup and a pair of free throws.
Maples Pavilion roared as loud as it ever has when Nneka Ogwumike ’12 checked out of her one-game homecoming with 1:12 remaining on the clock. Instead of heading to her Team USA sideline, the Cardinal legend took the path down memory lane, hugging Stanford head coach Tara Vanderveer and her staff before high-fiving everyone else on the bench.
No. 3 Stanford women’s basketball will host the USA Women’s National Team for their second of two exhibition games in preparation for the upcoming 2019-20 season. This will be the fourth meeting between the Cardinal and Team USA. The national team is 3-0 against Stanford and has compiled a 39-1 record against all NCAA competition.
In anticipation of the 2019-2020 season, Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer sat down, for the second straight year, with The Daily’s Daniel Martines-Krams. Last year’s Pac-12 Tournament champion was picked by the media to finish second to Oregon, who received 19/20 first place votes. The Cardinal, and their No. 2 recruiting class, take to the court Tuesday for the first of two exhibition games.
No. 14 Stanford Women’s basketball (2-2) beat UC Riverside (0-3) 53-43 on Friday Nov 17 and CSU Bakersfield (1-3) 57-34 on Sunday Nov 19 to remain undefeated (2-0) in Maples Pavilion. Different players continue to step up big for the Cardinal, with sophomores Dijoinai Carrington and Alexa Romano having career nights versus UCR and CSUB respectively. The Cardinal donned turquoise uniforms to honor Native American Heritage month versus CSUB.
Former Stanford standout and current Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike was named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player, the league announced Tuesday.
At the beginning of the season, Chiney Ogwumike told me that the team’s final goal was a national title; although the Cardinal fell short, reaching the Final Four is a huge milestone. I was fortunate enough to be the voice of Stanford women’s basketball for KZSU almost every game en route to this year’s Final…
On Monday afternoon, senior forward Chiney Ogwumike was selected by the Connecticut Sun with the first overall pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft, becoming the second Stanford player in the last three years after older sister Nneka Ogwumike to be taken as the top pick in the annual professional draft.