Nneka Ogwumike was named PAC-10 Player the Week for her help in beating USC and (barely) beating UCLA. She scored 21 points each time and pulled down 12 and 9 boards, respectively. More importantly to C and R, she made all three of her free throw attempts in the first game and missed only one of 12 attempts in the second game. A huge improvement over last year when she would miss her free thorws. A lot. And some of the free throws were under pressure. She was four for four in the last two minutes when we needed them most to beat UCLA 65-61. She is like a rock this year.
This Player of the Week Award is Nneka’s third honor of the year, taking over Kayla Pederson’s record of two this year.
In other news, C and R completely forgot we have a home game Thursday against Washington State. Be there with bells on (literally!). Then another home game Saturday against the Washington Huskies.
Just wanted to let you know,
Thursday, Jan 14th. 7 PM against Washington State is Recycling Night (Recycle a pair of used athletic shoes and get a $4 GA ticket). Even if you have tickets or plan to buy a more expensive seat, bring your old athletic shoes to get recycled.
For the Saturday Washington game, lots of stuff going on.
First, there is a Stanford Basketball Clinic open to boys in grades 3-6 and girls in grades 3-8, cost is $10/child. This Saturday, Jan 16th, 12:30 to 1:30 before the Washington Game at 2 PM. Call Sarah to reserve your place or if you have questions about the clinic, contact:
Stanford Women's Basketball
Game time on Saturday: 2:00 PM with a special promotion: Take A Kid to the Game Day ($1 GA tickets for kids 14 and under when accompanied by a paying adult). Then the whole Stanford Women's basketball team will come out for a meet and greet autograph session Jan 16th after the Washington Game.
See ya there.