Dec. 24, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - For the second straight week and third time this season, junior forward Chiney Ogwumike of the Stanford women's basketball team was voted the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Dec. 17-23.
It is also the fourth Muscle Milk weekly honor of Ogwumike's career.
Ogwumike averaged 21.0 points and 17.0 rebounds and shot 48.6 percent from the field last week as No. 1/1 Stanford earned hard-fought wins at No. 21/17 South Carolina and No. 10/11 Tennessee. Her performance also earned her the Pac-12 Player of the Week honor Monday, her third such honor of this season and the sixth of her career.
The Cypress, Texas native scored 21 points with 15 rebounds Wednesday at South Carolina, as Stanford pulled out a tight 53-49 win. Three days later, Ogwumike again scored 21 points to go with career highs of 19 rebounds and five assists in Stanford's 73-60 win at Tennessee. The victory was only Stanford's second over the Lady Volunteers in Knoxville, and Ogwumike's 19 rebounds set a new opponents' record against Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Heading into the holiday break, Ogwumike leads the Pac-12 with 21.9 points per game and is second with 12.8 rebounds a game and a 61.9 field-goal percentage.
Stanford, off to the second-best start in program history at 11-0, puts its 82-game home winning streak on the line Saturday at Maples Pavilion against No. 2/2 Connecticut. The contest tips off at 1 p.m. PT and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.