April 26, 2008

Bethany Donaphin's Team Wins Eurocup

In her third year playing with the Beretta-Famila team in Schio, Italy, Bethany Donaphin contributed 16 points to the team's victory over BC Moscow to win this year's Eurocup Women Title. Read all about it on the FIBA Europe website. Bethany is holding the trophy in the post-game photo.

April 20, 2008

The 2008 WNBA Draft and Candice's Impact on It

Here's a thoughtful rumination from ESPN's Graham Hays on this year's WNBA draft, including analysis of Candice Wiggins' impact on the decision making process.

Candice in Minneapolis

Candice's short stay in Minnesota to meet her new Lynx fans before heading to China is part of a larger phenomenon. Many WNBA players are busy overseas even as the WNBA season kicks off this month. An article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune describes the reasons behind the players' globetrotting and the impact on their American teams.

April 11, 2008

Candice meets and greets her new team

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on the press conference in which Minneapolis Lynx CEO Roger Griffith introduced Candice and Nicky Anosike.

Candice talked about her father's death, her mother's support and her busy schedule, which included playing for a national title this week.

April 9, 2008

Alumnae Gather in Tampa

Stanford's Final Four appearance this weekend brought any number of former players together, to cheer the Cardinal and catch up. Charmin Smith, Kate Stargird, Milena Flores, Jamila Wideman and Heather Owen were some of Stanford's greats from past seasons who descended on Tampa, as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle.

April 7, 2008

Vanessa Nygaard goes to San Antonio

Another former Stanford player will start coaching in the WNBA this year. Vanessa Nygaard has been hired by the San Antonio Silver Stars as assistant coach and video coordinator. After four years at Pepperdine as an assistant coach, Vanessa will join Coach Dan Hughes as the Silver Stars launch the 2008 season against the Sacramento Monarchs on May 17th.

April 2, 2008

Clare Tries Out for the Tall Ferns

Clare Bodensteiner, a New Zealand native, is in Australia right now, trying out for New Zealand's Olympic-bound national women's basketball team. The team is coached by Mike McHugh, the Tall Ferns coach. Coach McHugh is also looking at Jillian Harmon, another Cardinal with New Zealand roots, but not until Jillian has helped Stanford go after the National NCAA title this weekend in Tampa Bay.

Regan Freuen Drew - a Spokane Connection

The Spokane Regional Tournament inspired an update on a member of the Cardinal team that went to three Final Fours in the 1990s. Regan Freuen Drew now lives in the Spokane area, teaching and coaching the girls basketball team at her alma mater, Mead High School. She provided some strong local support for our current team as they pursued the regional title last weekend, as reported in the local media.