July 23, 2015

Nneka is named to the WNBA All-Star game

For the third consecutive season, Nneka has been selected to participate in the WNBA All-Star Game. She is one of the twelve reserves selected by the WNBA head coahes. Read more from Stanford Athletics: All-Star Again.

The starters have been selected by the fans, as reported by the WNBA: A Look At Your Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2015 Starters.

Several of the selected starters are unable to play due to injury. Replacement players will be named by WNBA President Laurel J. Richie.

July 20, 2015

Mikaela signs with Australian team for 2015-16

On completion of the summer basketball season in Tasmania, Mikaela will move back to the Australian mainland to play with the Adelaide Lightning for the 2015-16 season.

Story: Adelaide Lightning sign US import Mikaela Ruef to join Leilani Mitchell in a WNBL rebuild

Adelaide is on the southern Australia coast, about 750 miles east of Sydney, where Mikaela played last season. Here's a map.

July 10, 2015

Nicole to be inducted to Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame

Nicole Powell ('04) is a member of the 2015 Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame class.

The eight inductees will be honored at a private reception and dinner at Bing Concert Hall on Friday, Oct. 16. The class also will be introduced at halftime of Stanford's football game against UCLA on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Powell, a versatile guard/forward was a three-time All-American and three-time finalist for the James Naismith National Player of the Year Award.

She finished her career with 2,062 points (seventh all-time), 1,143 rebounds (fifth), 577 assists (fifth), 457 free throws made (fourth), .829 free throw percentage (second), 201 3-point baskets (seventh) and a 17.3 scoring average (fourth).

She was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2001, and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004, posting six triple-doubles.

During her four-year career, Powell sparked the Cardinal to a 105-26 record.

After graduating with a degree in urban studies, she played professional in the WNBA for 11 seasons and was the third overall draft pick in 2004 by the Charlotte Sting. She won a WNBA Championship with the Sacramento Monarchs in 2005, earning the league's Most Improved Player award, and was named a WNBA All-Star in 2009. Powell led the league in three-point field goals made (66) in 2005 and was first in field goal percentage in 2007 (96.4) and 2009 (97.9).

She also played overseas, leading Fenerbahce to Turkish League titles in 2009 and 2010.

Powell is in her second season as an assistant women's basketball coach at Oregon.

See also: Stanford Athletics set to induct another Hall of Fame class