Jan. 31, 2013
CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams
STANFORD, Calif. - For the second year in a row Stanford junior forward Chiney Ogwumike has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VIII Team, the organization announced Thursday.
The Cypress, Texas native and consensus national player of the year candidate will now be included on the national ballot with selections from the other seven districts, vying for a spot on the 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-America Team.
Ogwumike was one of three Pac-12 players on the District VIII team, joined by California's Layshia Clarendon and Utah's Taryn Wicijowski. Ta'Rea Cunnigan of San Jose State and Sammie Jensen from Utah Valley State rounded out the five-woman team.
The selection adds to a decorated week for Ogwumike, an international relations major and owner of a 3.41 cumulative grade-point average. The 2012-13 consensus preseason All-American captured the USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week honor Tuesday as well as Pac-12 Player of the Week recognition Monday following a weekend in which she shot 61.5 percent from the field (16-for-26) while averaging 21.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.50 blocks as the then-No. 6/6 Cardinal swept Utah and then-No. 20/23 Colorado.
The Pac-12 weekly honor was Ogwumike's fourth this season and the seventh of her career, putting her just two back of all-time conference and Stanford leaders Candice Wiggins (2004-08) and Jayne Appel (2006-10).
Ogwumike has posted 15 double-doubles this season, fourth-best in the country, and through the latest NCAA rankings (Jan. 28) is the only player to rank in the nation's top 10 in scoring (22.0 ppg - sixth), rebounding (12.0 rpg - seventh) and field-goal percentage (58.6 - seventh). Over nine games against Top-25 teams this year, Ogwumike has led the Cardinal to a 7-2 mark and averaged 20.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and shot 54.0 percent from the field.
Stanford (18-2, 7-1 Pac-12), tied for first on the Pac-12 table, travels to Oregon this weekend where it faces the Ducks (3-17, 1-7 Pac-12) Friday night at 6 p.m. then Oregon State (9-11, 3-5 Pac-12) Sunday at 2 p.m. Both games will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.