Add another record to Chiney Ogwumike's file as the Stanford forward was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for a benchmark-setting seventh time this season. She eclipses her previous mark of six from 2012-13. For her career it is the 16th time that she has been recognized by the conference.
Ogwumike averaged 27.3 points and 10.7 rebounds while shooting 58.9 percent from the field as Stanford went 3-0 last week, notching a Monday-night win over USC then sweeping No. 21/19 California in a Thursday and Sunday home-and-home.
The wins stretched Stanford's winning streak to 20 games and improved the Cardinal to 21-1 overall and 10-0 in Pac-12 play. The Cardinal now owns a two-game lead in the conference standings and is in the driver's seat for its 14th straight Pac-12 regular-season crown, and 23rd in 28 years.
Ogwumike opened the week with her 10th 30-point game of the season Monday, hitting the mark on the nose as Stanford rolled to an 86-59 win over the Trojans on ESPN's Big Monday. Ogwumike also went 14-for-21 from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Facing a California team that reached the Final Four last season, Ogwumike averaged 26.0 points and 10.0 rebounds over the Cardinal's 70-64 win Thursday at Maples Pavilion and its 79-64 triumph Sunday in Berkeley.
Thursday night's 23 points and 12 rebounds made for her 17th double-double of the season, and she just missed another 30-point game Sunday, finishing with 29 on 10-for-16 shooting with eight rebounds and four assists.
On the year Ogwumike leads the Pac-12 with 27.0 points per game and a 63.3-percent shooting rate, and is second with 12.0 rebounds and 1.86 blocks per game.
Stanford, which moved up a spot to No. 3 in Monday's Associated Press Top 25 Poll, travels to Washington this weekend, visiting Washington State on Friday at 6 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks and then Washington on Sunday at noon on ESPNU.
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