February 25, 2007

Jayne in the spotlight

Appel growing into her role as super sub

By: Laurence Miedema, The Mercury News

Jayne Appel's apprenticeship is nearly complete.

The freshman post arrived at Stanford in the fall as one of the most highly regarded recruits in the women's basketball program's storied history. Still, with senior posts Brooke Smith and Kristin Newlin returning she had no chance of cracking the Cardinal's starting lineup.

But with the NCAA tournament rapidly approaching, Appel, who stands 6-foot-4 and has a wingspan of nearly seven feet, has blossomed from super sub into a leading role with the No. 8 Cardinal. (More ...)

The Big Appel taking big bite out of Pac-10

By: John Reid, San Mateo Daily News

I'm voting for Cardinal freshman Jayne "The Big" Appel twice - once for Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and another for the best sixth man in collegiate women's hoop in the world. Appel, the reigning Pac-10 Player of the Week, has yet to start in her 26 games played for the Cardinal (23-4, 15-1 Pac-10), which has the UCLA Bruins (13-15, 7-9 Pac-10) come to Maples Thursday night at 7 p.m. (More ...)

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