STANFORD (CBS / AP) — Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike has become the first player to win Pac-12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.
The conference also announced that Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer won coach of the year for the 13th time in her Hall of Fame career. Colorado’s Arielle Roberson earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors.READ MORE: COVID Safety: Warriors Officials Give Preview of Chase Center's Pandemic Protocols
The conference’s coaches vote on the awards.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Pause In Johnson & Johnson Shots Taken In Stride By Bay Area Health Officials
Ogwumike is averaging 22.9 points and 12.7 rebounds while shooting 59 percent for fourth-ranked Stanford (28-2). She also won defensive player of the year last season.
Her older sister, Nneka Ogwumike, twice won Pac-12 Player of the Year — including last season. She now plays for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.MORE NEWS: DA's Office: Man Shot Dead By Daly City Police Was Wielding Fake Gun
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