|Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike (30) battles for a rebound against California's Gennifer Brandon (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)|
Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike Pac-12 Player of Year
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Stanford senior Nnemkadi Ogwumike has earned Pac-12 Player of the Year honors and co-Defensive Player of the Year recognition with Southern California's Briana Gilbreath.
The Pac-12 announced its awards Monday, as selected by a media panel. Guard Jazmine Davis of Washington was selected Freshman of the Year, while Oregon State's Scott Rueck received Coach of the Year.
Ogwumike leads the No. 2 Cardinal with 21.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Stanford, which begins conference tournament play Thursday in Los Angeles, went unbeaten through conference play for the third straight season and is riding a 75-game winning streak against conference opponents.
Awards chosen by the coaches are to be announced Tuesday.