Stanford star Nnemkadi Ogwumike was selected with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks on Monday.
Stanford sisters Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike are thrilled to take on one mighty, Mile High challenge: stopping 6-foot-8 Baylor star Brittney Griner and the unbeaten Lady Bears.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike will end her sensational senior season right where she has the rest: at the Final Four.
Amber Orrange scored a career-high 18 points and Stanford beat West Virginia 72-55 Monday night in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament.
Andrew Luck is set to become the NFL’s No. 1 draft pick next month. Stanford pitcher Mark Appel is the likely first choice in June’s amateur baseball draft. Add women’s basketball star Nnemkadi Ogwumike into the mix, and it very well could be an impressive Cardinal three-fer.
The second-ranked Cardinal earned the top seed in the Fresno region and found out Monday they will face No. 16 seed Hampton in the first round Saturday.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 29 points, Chiney Ogwumike added 17 and No. 2 Stanford rolled to the Pac-12 tournament title with a 77-62 victory over California on Saturday, extending the Cardinal’s winning streak to a school-record 28 games.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and second-ranked Stanford overcame its worst shooting of the season to beat Arizona State 52-43 Friday in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals.
A second quick win in the Pac-12 tournament, this against one of the nation’s top teams, was too much for Washington to do.