January 29, 2010

Starbird's research helping in Haiti

By Michelle Smith, FanHouse

Kate Starbird and her research partners at the University of Colorado in Boulder have developed social media technology that is aiding workers and volunteers in Haiti in getting help where it's needed most. Read more...

January 12, 2010

Catching up with Nicole

Ben York, SLAM online, interviewed Nicole recently to get her thoughts on her roller-coaster 2009 season, her excitement to be a member of the Liberty, and updates on her off-season in Turkey. Read more...

January 7, 2010

Alumnae Abroad - Midseason Update

This is how our Stanford alumnae are doing midway through the European professional basketball season.

Comense, Brooke Smith & Jillian Harmon

Comense's win-loss record is 6-5. They rank sixth of 12 in the Italy A-1 League.

Brooke and Jillian are both in Comense's starting five.

Brooke leads the team in points (16.1), rebounds (9.0),blocks (0.9) and assists (0.8) per game. She ranks 6th in the league in scoring, 2nd in rebounds and 5th in blocks.

Jillian is second in points (11.9) and rebounds (6.0) per game.

Fenerbahce, Nicole Powell and Kristen Newlin

Fenerbahce is playing both in the Turkish TBBL league and in Euroleague this season. The team is #1 of 12 in TBBL with a 9-0 record. They placed third in their group of six in the Euroleague qualifying round with a 5-3 record, and so advance to the eighth-final playoff round (16 teams) which begins the first week of February.

Nicole and Kristen are both in Fenerbache's starting five.

Kristen averages 12.0 points and 3.2 rebounds – both second-best of the team – in the TBBL games. She has made six of seven three-pointers, which gives her the best percentage of the team (85.7%)! She averages 9.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in the Euroleague games, and has made just two of 11 three-pointers there.

Nicole averages 11.8 points and 4.7 rebounds and has made 21 of 35 three-pointers (60%) in the TBBL games. She averages 15.0 points (best of the team) and 4.6 rebounds and has made 19 of 39 three-pointers (48.7%) in the Euroleague games.

Mersin, Olympia Scott and Cori Enghusen

Mersin is in the Turkish TBBL league too. They rank second of 12 in the league with an 8-1 record. They've played Fenerbache once – Fenerbache won 71-61.

Olympia averages 10.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Cori averages 5.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and one block per game.

Sony Athinaikos, Candice Wiggins

Sony Athinaikos is playing both in the Greece A-1 league and in Eurocup. They are #1 in the Greece league with a 10-0 record. They placed first in their group of four in the Eurocup qualifying round with a 5-1 record and advanced to the sixteenth-finals round (32 teams) where they won the first game against ZKK Medvescak in Croatia. The two teams will play again on Jan 14th in Greece.

Candice is in the starting five. In the Eurocup games, Candice was the top scorer (17.3 points per game). She made 23 of 51 two-point field goal attempts (45.1%), 15 of 41 three-pointers (36.6%) and 88.2% of her free throws. She averaged 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game. She is also Athinaikos' top scorer (15.6 ppg) in their Greece League games, where she makes 39% of two-point field goal attempts, 45% of three-pointers and 87% of free throws.

Rhein-Main Baskets, Cissy Pierce

Rhein-Main Baskets' win-loss record is 3-9. They rank 10th of 12 in the German DBBL League.

Cissy is in the starting five. She leads the team and the league in points per game (22.9). She is ninth in the league in assists per game (2.4). She has 5.8 rebounds per game. She has made 93 of 190 two-point field goal attempts (48.9%), 15 of 45 three-pointers (33.3%) and 83% of her free throws.