Read more in the USA Basketball announcement.
August 25, 2014
August 14, 2014
Jake Curtis (examiner.com) reports which Stanford alumnae are likely to participate in postseason play in: Five former Stanford players trying to make WNBA playoffs
There are actually six former Cardinal in the mix. Curtis omitted Candice Wiggins, who will be playing in the postseason with the Los Angeles Sparks. Candice missed eight weeks of play after having meniscus repair surgery early in the season. Since then she has played about 15 minutes per game and averaged 1.6 points, 0.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 rebounds.
August 5, 2014
July 14, 2014
But the Sparks surged ahead in the 3rd quarter and outscored the Sun 30-10. The game ended with a big 90-64 win for the Sparks.
Both sisters had excellent games. Nneka was the Sparks' leading scorer with 24 points. She also tallied an assist, seven rebounds, two steals and a block. Chiney led the Sun in scoring (18) and rebounding (six, all offensive) and stole the ball twice.
Kayla came off the bench for the Sun for 15 minutes, during which she tallied four points and a rebound.
Candice, who is recovering from knee surgery (meniscus repair), played for 14 minutes for the Sparks, but did not score.
- The espnW game recap: Sparks surge past Sun in 1st meeting between Ogwumike sisters,
- A story about the game from Palo Alto Online: Nneka grabs Ogwumike family bragging rights in Sparks' win,
- The box score,
- Photos of Nneka and Chiney:
July 13, 2014
Sunday in Connecticut, Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike will square off as foes for the first time in their WNBA careers. They really don't look forward to it, although they're as upbeat as ever in talking about it.Click here for the story.
July 9, 2014
Nneka and Chiney, teammates in high school and college, will play against each other for the first time on Sunday when Nneka's Los Angeles Sparks visit Chiney's Connecticut Sun.
Kayla Pedersen, who plays for the Sun, and Candice Wiggins, who plays for the Sparks, may also be called in from the bendh.
The game is scheduled for Sunday July 13 at 10 am PT. It will be televised by NBATV and streamed to the internet by WNBA LiveAccess.
June 25, 2014
June 23, 2014
Posted by Harriet Benson
Kristen Newlin ('07) and Emre Vatansever married June 21, 2014 in Stanford's Memorial Church. Kristen, known to us as New, met Emre in Turkey where she plays and he coaches basketball. Both have become bilingual.
Family and friends came from afar. Among the attendees were Amy, Charmin, Marcella, DeeDee, and several basketball classmates, including Krista Birnie (Rapp), Markisha, Shelley, Morgan, Brooke, Clare, Jillian, and JJ. Rapp's, Titch's, Seb's, Brooke's, Jill's, and Nicole's families also came to the wedding.
New danced at her wedding
Here are more photos of attendees:
New wore a tradional Turkish garment at a pre-wedding party.
Emre and Kristen return to Turkey this fall where New will play for Istanbul University.
June 20, 2014
June 17, 2014
We'll be seeing her back in Maples next season — she is now an assistant basketball coach at the Univerity of Colorado.
Since retiring from professional basketball four years ago, Jamie has been the assistant women’s national team director at USA Basketball and has been coaching high school basketball in Colorado.