STANFORD, Calif. – Sophomore guard Lili Thompson of the Stanford women’s basketball team has been voted the #GoStanford Student-Athlete of the Week for her impressive start to the 2014-15 season.
On Sunday she was named espnW National Player of the Week and on Monday she was selected as the Pac-12 Player of the Week for her performances in the Cardinal’s recent games against Connecticut and Texas.
Thompson averaged 26.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the Cardinal’s 1-1 week against then-No. 1 Connecticut and then-No. 10 Texas. She scored 24 in Stanford’s 88-86 overtime victory over the Huskies last Monday, ending UConn’s 47-game winning streak, and backed that up with career highs in both points (28) and rebounds (7) in the Cardinal’s overtime loss to the Longhorns on Thursday, 87-81.
The sophomore leads Stanford in scoring, averaging 26.0 points per game. She is second in the league in that category and is ninth in field goal percentage (.542), one of just two guards in the conference converting more than 54 percent of their shots.
Spearheading Stanford’s updated attack, Thompson has put up more than 20 in all three games in which she has appeared this season and is the first Cardinal guard to do that in three straight since Candice Wiggins in 2008.