February 21, 2013

Chiney named to Capital One Academic All-America® team

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today that Chiney is one of five women named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America® Women’s Basketball Division I first team.

Chiney, the owner of a 3.41 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in international relations, was joined on the Academic All-America Team by Elena Delle Donne (Delaware), Brandi Brown (Youngstown State), Jacqui Kalin (Northern Iowa) and Marissa Kastanek (N.C. State). It is Chiney's first selection to the team, and the second year in which she has earned All-District 8 recognition.

This is Chiney's profile from the CoSIDA website:

A junior international relations major with a 3.41 G.P.A., Ogwumike was a consensus pre-season All-American and a National Player of the Year candidate. A native of Cypress, Texas, she has led No. 4 Stanford to a 24-2 record. Ogwumike ranks third nationally in scoring (22.7) and has 20 double-doubles. She is also the sixth-leading rebounder in the nation with a 12.3 average and she ranks fourth in field goal percentage (.584). A two-time All-Pacific-12 first team selection, she was the inaugural espnW National Player of the Week on Nov. 19 and the USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week on Jan. 29. An eight-time Pac-12 Player of the Week, Ogwumike was a WBCA All-American and a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. She was an Associated Press second team All-American and the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
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