Athletes in action: Women's basketball
The following athlete with a local high school tie is scheduled to compete this week in the following event:
Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford University
High school: Cy-Fair High School
This week: Saturday, Dec. 22, at Tennessee
About Ogwumike: Born in Tomball, Ogwumike's parents are Peter and Ify Ogwumike. Her older sister, Nnemkadi, is also on the Stanford women's basketball team. A 2010 graduate of Cy-Fair High School, she captained both the volleyball and basketball teams as a junior and senior, lettering four years in both sports. Ogwumike led the basketball team to a pair of state titles (2008 and 2010) and three state-title game appearances overall. In 2009-10, she earned national player of the year accolades from the Atlanta Tip-Off Club (presenters of the Naismith Award), Morgan Wooten, National Coaches Association, MaxPreps and Rivals.com. She was also named Gatorade's National Athlete of the Year in addition to its girls basketball National Player of the Year. Ogwumike played club basketball with Cy-Fair Shock Nike Elite from 2002-09, and helped her team to a U.S. Junior Nationals title and to a Nike Nationals semifinal appearance.
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