Cy-Fair grad Ogwumike leads Stanford to victory
Cy-Fair High School graduate Chiney Ogwumike scored a game-high 20 points to lead Stanford to a 57-40 victory over conference rival Colorado at Boulder on Friday, Jan. 4.
The Stanford website reported the junior forward also recorded 11 rebounds, a steal and three blocks for the Cardinals, who improved to 12-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference.
Stanford's next game is 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at Utah.
Ogwumike, born in Tomball, is the daughter of Peter and Ify Ogwumike. Her older sister, Nnemkadi, is also on the Stanford 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.
For more information, visit www.gostanford.com.
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