Stanford senior forward Chiney Ogwumike was named to the USBWA All-America Team for the second straight year, the organization announced Monday.
It is Ogwumike’s second All-America nod this season, following her selection to the ESPN team.
Joining Ogwumike on the 10-player USBWA squad are Connecticut’s Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley, and Breanna Stewart, Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd and Kayla McBride, Maggie Lucas (Penn State), Shoni Schimmel (Louisville), Odyssey Sims (Baylor) and Alyssa Thomas (Maryland).
Ogwumike has enjoyed a record-setting 2013-14 season as she has Stanford (32-3) on the precipice of the program’s 12th Final Four and sixth in the last seven years. The Cardinal takes on No. 4 seed North Carolina in Tuesday’s Stanford Regional final with a trip to Nashville on the line.
In Sunday’s regional semifinal win over Penn State, Ogwumike posted her 25th double-double of the season with 29 points and 15 rebounds, and over the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament is averaging 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and shooting 59.2 percent from the field.
This season Ogwumike has reached the top of numerous Pac-12 and Stanford record lists. On January 3 she passed former teammate Kayla Pedersen’s mark of 1,266 career rebounds to become the Pac-12’s all-time leader, and currently has 1,547 for her career, a total that is seventh on the NCAA’s all-time rebounding list. Then, on March 22 against South Dakota in the NCAA Tournament First Round, she passed former Stanford Wade Trophy winner Candice Wiggins’ scoring mark of 2,629 points to become the Pac-12’s all-time leading scorer, and currently stands at 2,702.
Ogwumike’s numbers of 26.6 points and 12.2 rebounds per game, 60.8 field-goal percentage, and 25 double-doubles have her as the only player in the country to rank in the NCAA’s top 10 in each of those categories. Her performances have led to Stanford winning its 14th straight Pac-12 regular-season title, and to her sweeping the Pac-12’s Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards for the second straight season, with the defensive honor being her third in a row. Ogwumike this season has also been named Pac-12 Player of the Week a record nine times, bringing her career total to 18, a conference record.Over 10 games against Top-25 teams, Ogwumike has averaged 25.4 points and 12.8 rebounds while shooting 58.6 percent from the field, as the Cardinal has gone 9-1. Three of her 14 30-point games during 2013-14 have come against Top-25 squads, and Ogwumike has scored at least 20 points on 31 occasions.